Character: Alfred Nugent
(played by Matt Milne)
O'Brien's nephew, he comes to Downton in 1920 and is engaged as a footman. Initially he has trouble fitting in as his previous experience is in hotels, where a different style of serving is used. Thomas frequently attempts to show his shortcomings up. Found very attractive by several of the female staff. At the end of Series Three he becomes involved with the allegations of homosexuality against Thomas, but later withdraws them.