It’s another girl for Tom Branson!
Allen Leech, who plays the chauffeur-turned-beloved family member in “Downton Abbey,” revealed that he and his wife, Jessica Blair Herman, are expecting their second daughter.
While Leech did not explicitly share the sex, he told Page Six exclusively at Sunday’s “Downton Abbey: A New Era” premiere in New York City, “If you can see what myself and my wife are wearing, you have a clue.”
Leech, 40, had on a pink-hued jacket, while Herman, 35, rocked a sparkly pink dress.
“I’ll be well outnumbered,” he joked, adding that the baby is due in “late September, early October.”
The Irish actor wed Herman, who appeared in “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” in January 2019 at the Alisal Ranch in California. Guests at the ceremony included his “Bohemian Rhapsody” co-stars Rami Malek and Lucy Boynton. A year later, the couple welcomed their first baby girl.
Leech reprises his role as Tom Branson in “Downton Abbey: A New Era,” which was filmed partly in the South of France.
“We heard that might be in the script,” he explained of the location. “And every actor — if they say they didn’t, they’re lying — checked ‘Exterior: Riviera’ to see if their character was there. It was the first thing I did, and I was delighted [to make the cut].”Leech’s character gets married in the upcoming “Downton Abbey” movie.Ben Blackall
When Page Six inquired whether he had purchased his own villa in the South of France with his “Downton Abbey” earnings, Leech laughed.
“You must be joking!” he exclaimed. “Ask [show creator and writer] Julian Fellowes where all the money goes!”
Other stars from the adored series, who hopped over the pond for the premiere at the Metropolitan Opera House, included Elizabeth McGovern (Cora Crawley), Hugh Bonneville (Robert Crawley), Joanne Froggatt (Anna Smith), Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary), Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith) and Phyllis Logan (Mrs. Hughes).