| Mr Green |
|Title(s)||A vile vicious monster (by Mrs Hughes)|
|Occupation||Valet to Anthony Foyle (formerly)|
|Loyalty|| Anthony Foyle (formerly)|
|Behind the scenes|
|Portrayed by||Nigel Harman|
When he arrived he thanked Anna Bates after she helped him out carrying some bags. Despite her saying he was just being friendly, her husband was suspicious of him. Green was friendly and chatty and introduced the servants to a loud new card game.
Later, whilst the rest of the household - including all the servants - were upstairs watching Dame Nellie Melba sing, Green approached Anna whilst she was in the kitchen getting something for a headache. He first offered her a drink from a flask, before saying she must want some fun and that her "old cripple" of a husband couldn't possibly keep her happy. Anna replied that she was happy and asked him to let her past. He refused and proceeded to brutally attack her.a Afterwards he left her and went back to the singing as if nothing had happened.
The following morning, Green remarks that he will remember the previous day for many years to come. Gillingham admits he is not particularly fond of his valet, but admits he is lucky to even have one.
Green returns to Downton again with Lord Gillingham. Mrs Hughes later confronts him. He later remarks in the servants' hall how he went downstairs for peace and quiet when Nellie Melba was singing, because he was not enjoying her performance. He blames Anna as much as himself for what happened stating and lying that they both had had too much to drink
The day after Mary asks Lord Gillingham to fire Green, he is informed that Green was killed in London by a bus after tripping into the road. His death puts suspicion on Bates due to Bates having previous experience being around unusual deaths of his enemies.
aWhilst it was not explicitly shown on screen, it was implied that Green raped Anna when he attacked her.
|Appearances and Mentions|
|Series 4||Episode 1||Episode 2||Episode 3|
|Episode 5||Episode 6||Episode 7|