Siobhan Finneran will be leaving Downton Abbey. The English television and film actress has decided not to return to her role as the maid Sarah O’Brien for the fourth upcoming season of the show. She had played the role since the beginning and according to TVLine, her exiting will not be seen on screen and will not be killed-off for a possibility of a return.
However, the character will not be killed off, leaving open the possibility of a return. Finneran’s first role had been as Rita in the film Rita, Sue and Bob Too, she then went onto be Janice in the comedy drama Benidorm.
It was also announced that Finneran would be appearing in The Syndicate in 2013 for the lead role.