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Billy Connolly: 'Downton Abbey role would be a laugh'

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Billy Connolly has revealed that he would be interested in a role in Downton Abbey.

The 70-year-old comedian recently starred opposite the drama's Dame Maggie Smith in Quartet.

Billy Connolly outside the RTE Studios for 'The Late Late Show'.

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While he said he was unsure how he could fit in the show, he added that he would love to reunite with Smith, who plays Violet Crawley in the drama.

"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," Connolly told Heat at last night's BAFTAs ceremony (February 10).

"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."



He added: "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."

Downton Abbey begins shooting its fourth series this week, to be broadcast later this year.

Executive Gareth Neame has hinted that the show will "turn in a whole different direction" in the new series.

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