downton abbey season 5 kids george sybbie fifi hart oliver zac barker 'Downton Abbey' Season 5 casts George and Sybbie as young childrenWhen we last saw Master George and Miss Sybbie on “Downton Abbey,” they were two adorable toddlers. In Season 5, they’ve grown up a bit and ITV, the U.K. network that produces the period drama, has revealed the new actors playing the Crawley grandchildren.

The official “Downton” Facebook page writes, “The dear children of ‘Downton Abbey’ are growing up. We are most delighted to introduce Oliver and Zac
Barker, who will play Master George Crawley, and Fifi Hart, who will play
Miss Sybbie Branson in the upcoming new series. It seems like only yesterday that they were just babies!”

One child conspicuously absent from the announcement is Lady Edith’s secret daughter, but based on the teaser trailer PBS released at the 2014 summer TCA press tour, we have a feeling that character won’t be absent from Season 5 storylines.

“Downton Abbey” premieres in September in the U.K. and returns in the U.S. Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 on PBS.

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