18 February 2013 10:20 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

No moss grows under Lady Mary, that's for sure. The Merry Widow may already have a new suitor. British TV heartthrob Tom Ellis reportedly had an impressive audition for the producers of Downton Abbey, to become what is being described as season 4's love interest for Lady Mary, played by Michelle Dockery. According to the U.K. Mirror, an ITV source said of the 33-year-old, married father of three: "He really showed his versatility, and he's also incredibly popular with the female viewers." Born in Wales, Ellis, whose wife is former EastEnders star Tamzin Outhwaite, appears in the comedy series Miranda. »

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