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Tom Cullen

Tom Cullen is the ruggedly handsome (but, admittedly, straight) actor who plays dashing Lord Gillingham in the hit British family drama Downtown Abbey. Cullen was born in Aberystwyth, Wales in the United Kingdom and studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) in Cardiff. He first won our hearts in Andrew Haigh's directional debut Weekend, a frank and unflinching indie love drama between two men who meet in a bar, hook up, and fall in love. The film drew praise for breaking new ground in the tired circuit of gay cinema. Follow OUT for every update on Tom's rising career.

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Tom Cullen will take on the role of Lord Gillingham, a gentleman suitor.