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Ronald Pickup portrayed Sir Michael Reresby in the sixth series of Downton Abbey.


  • Pickup and Downton co-star David Robb had previously started together in the 1982 television film adaptation of Ivanhoe. Pickup would also go on to star in the 1997 adaptation of the same story, which co-starred Ron Donachie and Susan Lynch.
  • He starred alongside Patrick Kennedy, James Fox, and Imelda Staunton in Cambridge Spies, for which Gareth Neame was an executive producer.