As you may have read from our recent article, “Downton Abbey’ season 4 is getting set to begin filming in the months ahead; and with that in mind, we are seeing actors both express interest in joining the show or merely asking questions all about it. (There are also a few occasions, including Gwyneth Paltrow, where the press just makes up a rumor and runs with it.)
So who would be open to a part on the show now? It’s none other than Billy Connolly, who recently spent a great deal of time working with Maggie Smith on the dramedy film “Quartet.” Speaking in a new interview with Heatworld, here is what the actor had to say on the prospects of potentially spending some time with the Dowager Countess at her famous estate:
”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 … 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.”
Thus far, producers for “Downton Abbey” have been extremely quiet on the subject of just who could be joining the show moving forward. The only new character that has been officially announced at the moment is a love interest for Mary (Michelle Dockery), and this one could even be around for a potential fifth season if they end up being beloved enough by viewers. We do anticipate some other characters joining the cast, but they will be announced in the weeks and months ahead.
Who do you want to see join “Downton Abbey” season 4? Be sure to share some of your thoughts below, and you can see a brand-new spoof of the series using paper over at the link here.