Michelle Dockery wants Gyllenhaal in Downton

Michelle Dockery would love to see Maggie Gyllenhaal make a cameo in 'Downton Abbey' because she's heard the star is a big fan of the show

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Michelle Dockery

Michelle Dockery

Michelle Dockery wants Maggie Gyllenhaal to star in 'Downton Abbey'.

The 32-year-old actress, who plays Lady Mary Crawley in the ITV period drama, admits she is a huge fan of the 'Honourable Woman' star so would love it if she made a cameo appearance in the popular programme.

She told BANG Showbiz: "I read somewhere that Maggie Gyllenhaal loves the show so I think that would be great if she fancied popping in and doing a cameo."

Michelle admits she loves it when huge stars such as Paul Giamatti and Shirley MacLaine appear in the show but insists it is important for there to be a good balance of acting talent.

Speaking at the launch of the upcoming fifth series, she added: "Our casting director is actually really amazing at getting people in who are not really well known. It's a sort of a balance really.

"We've had Paul Giamatti and we've had Shirley MacLaine but it's finding the right people.

"There are lots of people who have said they'd love to do it so it's really flattering to hear that."

Michelle's wish could come true if Maggie has anything to do with it as the 36-year-old star recently admitted she would love to appear in the show.

She said: "I've seen every episode of 'Downton Abbey'. It's like crack. We love English people doing old-fashioned things.

"I would be the American sister who is pregnant by - ooh, I don't know - the sexy guy who had a fling with Lady Rose."

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