Despite the disapproval of Lady Rose’s mother and Atticus’ father, the young interfaith couple will marry on Downton Abbey. Rose Crawley is Anglican; Atticus Aldridge is Jewish. A very rare event to pull off in 1920s England.
Atticus Aldridge is portrayed by 31-year-old Londoner, Matt Barber. It’s been a big year for Barber. He recently starred in the thriller Deadly Virtues: Love. Honour.Obey., the action/comedy Plastic, and the comedy At Your Service. Downton Abbey fans are eager to see what’s to come of the newlywed couple, Atticus and Rose. Barber hints that things will change: “Knowing what’s coming up, there’s so much scope to see how characters who when the chips are up are really great, and everything’s slightly rose-tinted – excuse the pun – but when stuff changes, to what extent will it change them as individuals because it’s going to have such a heavy effect on them, whatever happens.”