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'Sybil' flies to New York to cheer on brother-in-law Matthew

MILLIONS of fans were shocked by Lady Sybil's death in Downton Abbey.

But there was a reunion of sorts last night for Sybil actress Jessica Brown Findlay and Dan Stevens, who plays her brother-in-law, Matthew Crawley.

A beaming Jessica was in New York to support Dan for his opening night on Broadway in The Heiress.

Jessica Chastain, who many will remember from Oscar-nominated film The Help, stars alongside Dan in the play.

The two actors attended an after-party alongside Downton Abbey star Jessica.

Speculation continues to grow about Dan's future on the hit period drama as it is understood he has not signed up for a fourth series.

And with his profile increasing in the United States, many fans will be fretting about Matthew's marriage to Lady Mary and his future in the series.

Fans have the same fear about Maggie Smith -- who plays the Dowager -- who is also rumoured not to have signed on the dotted line.

However, we do know that they will definitely be returning for this year's Christmas special.