‘Downton Abbey’ Cast Lends Their British Accents to Disney Junior’s ‘Doc McStuffins’ (Photo)

Joanne Froggatt and Lesley Nicol will voice characters on the animated series


Several members from the cast of “Downton Abbey” will guest star on an upcoming episode of “Doc McStuffins,” Disney Junior announced on Tuesday.

The children’s animated series will welcome Joanne Froggatt, who plays Anna Bates on the British period drama, as well as Lesley Nicol, who plays head kitchen cook Mrs. Patmore.

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Froggatt will provide the voice of Florence Nightingale, while Nichol will take a turn at playing a porcelain doll named Pip.

The special episode, titled “Let the Nightingale Sing” will see Doc and the toys travel back to 19th century England to meet with a young Nightingale and help her realize her dreams of becoming a nurse. Other “Downton” stars who will be featured include Matt Milne (Alfred Nugent), Nigel Harman (Mr. Green) and Robert Bathurst (Sir Anthony Strallan).

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“Doc McStuffins” tells the story of a girl who aspires to be a doctor like her mother and runs a clinic in her backyard for her stuffed animals and toys.

The “Downton Abbey” cast will be heard in the Sunday, Nov. 2 episode at 8:30 a.m. ET on Disney Junior in the U.S. and in December on Disney Junior UK.

See a photo from the episode below:

“Downton Abbey” stars Joanne Froggatt (Anna Bates), Lesley Nicol (Mrs. Patmore), Matt Milne (Alfred Nugent), Nigel Harman (Mr. Green) and Robert Bathurst (Sir Anthony Strallan) are among the guest star voice cast in a special Florence Nightingale-themed episode of “Doc McStuffins” (Disney Junior)