Male Gaze: Tom Cullen, Lady Mary’s Dreamy Suitor

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Lord Anthony Gillingham (played by 28-year-old Welshman Tom Cullen) may have proposed to Lady Mary rather hastily on last week’s episode of Downton Abbey, but, no matter — we have a feeling he’ll be back. The pros: He’s been around the block when it comes to estates and inheritance, is understanding that she’s still getting over Matthew’s death, and is willing to wait for her rather than get married to someone he doesn’t love. Romantic! But we can’t ignore the nagging feeling that, on Downton at least, no new character is as he or she seems — and there’s just something about Gillingham we don’t trust.