"I think everything about Downton is beautiful."
—Simon to Lady Grantham[src]
Simon Bricker is an art historian and houseguest of the Crawley family who will appear in four episodes of Series 5 of Downton Abbey.

His appears in the 2nd episode of Series 5 and accompanies Charles Blake to Downton Abbey and flirts with Cora when she shows him the "Della Francesca" painting and during dinner time. However, Robert thinks that Bricker is flirting with his prized pet dog Isis, and gets annoyed and tells Cora to tell her friend Simon to stop flirting with Isis.

He then appears again in episode 3 when Cora visits London and he takes her to an art museum. He tells Cora he is very interested in her views on the paintings and insists she has an instinct for the details. Cora accepts his invitation to dinner at the Ritz, and they talk about Cora's first trip to London as Mr Bricker walks her home. Of course Robert is waiting, having travelled to London to surprise Cora and take her out for dinner. He is unable to believe that Mr Bricker only enjoyed Cora's views on paintings and makes sure Cora knows this. Simon illicitly, without seeking any permission whatsoever, enters Cora's bedroom in his nightwear attire. Cora rebuffs him and orders him to leave her bedroom immediately as Robert had gone away to a cocktail party. But when Robert returns, he finds the two of them in his room and gets terribly enraged. Simon has gone too far with his flirting and a fight ensues with him and Robert until Simon is tackled to the floor and he takes his leave for good.

Appearances Edit

Appearances and Mentions
Series 5 Episode 1 Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 6
Episode 7 Episode 8
Christmas Special

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External Links Edit

  1. Downton Abbey: Richard E Grant to play art historian at The Telegraph
  2. Richard E. Grant posts first look from set at CarterMatt
  3. Richard E Grant gives Downton Abbey fans a treat as he tweets pictures from the set at The Mirror
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