Maggie Gyllenhaal wants a role in Downton Abbey

Maggie Gyllenhaal Maggie Gyllenhaal wants a role in Downton Abbey. The Won't Back Down actress has revealed she would 'love' a part on the ITV period drama - which also stars Michelle Dockery, Maggie Smith and Hugh Bonneville - but isn't sure how she would fit into the show's plot. She told The Sun: ''I love Downton. I would totally love to be in it. But I don't know how I would fit in. There is this parlor game where people say who they would be and a friend said she would of course be Lady Mary. She said I would be the cousin who sleeps with everybody! A rich English playgirl!'' Meanwhile, the 36-year-old actress is set to make her British television debut in BBC2's eight-part drama The Honourable Woman. Maggie took on the role of a British baroness who gets caught up in the Israel-Palestine conflict after being blown away by the show's script. She said: ''I chose this because of the script. I had never read a script with a woman like this. I thought I was going to trust it. It is such a scary thing (the Middle East) for most people to talk about that I think people are hungry for ways to sit and think about it. I have never been more proud of anything I have ever worked on."

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