Billy Connolly keen for Downton Abbey role
Billy Connolly wouldn’t say no to a role in ITV period drama ‘Downton Abbey’.
The 70-year-old would jump at the chance of starring with Dame Maggie Smith again, after having a great time filming comedy-drama film ‘Quartet’ alongside the 78-year-old star.
He said: ”I’d love to work with her again, I’m not sure how I’d fit into the ‘Downton’ world, it’s maybe not quite right but it would be a laugh I guess.”
Billy admits he is amazed how Maggie can go from being light-hearted one minute to serious actor mode when she is required to film a scene.
Speaking to Heatworld at the BAFTA Awards ceremony at London’s Royal Opera House on Sunday night (10.02.13), he added: ”I loved working with Dame Maggie Smith. She’s hilarious, so funny in between takes and then they say action and she can turn it on like that.
”She’s amazing and the things she comes out with, real acidic comments, it’s brilliant. She is a bit like the character on ‘Downton’.”
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