Meet Douglas Reith, The Man Behind Lord Merton in Downton Abbey


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Douglas Reith is a British actor and teacher best known for his role as Lord Merton in the television series Downton Abbey.


Douglas Reith’s Early Life, and Acting Career

Douglas Reith, born in Melton, Suffolk, England on July 16, 1953, is a distinguished British actor recognized for his substantial contributions to the entertainment industry.

Douglas Reith/ Image Credits: IMDb

Douglas Reith was educated at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, and embarked on his acting journey in the late 1970s, making his debut in “International Velvet” alongside Tatum O’Neal and Christopher Plummer.


Over the course of several decades, Douglas Reith has made notable appearances on both the silver screen and television, with his portrayal of Lord Merton in the celebrated series “Downton Abbey”. He reprised the role in the films Downton Abbey (2019) and Downton Abbey: A New Era (2022).

In 2017, Douglas Reith was cast in Tim Burton’s live-action remake Dumbo (2019). In 2019, Douglas Reith was cast in SAS: Red Notice (2021).

Inside Douglas Reith’s Family, Personal Life, and Facts: His Parents, Wife/Partner, Children, Age, and Height

Douglas Reith’s personal life, particularly details about his family, remains largely private. At 70 years old, Reith stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75m) and maintains a weight of 75 kg. His dedication to privacy extends to his romantic life, as there are no public records of a wife, partner, or children.

Douglas Reith’s Net Worth

As of 2023, Douglas Reith’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million.


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