Lily James: I hope I’ll be in Downton Abbey series 6

The 25-year-old British actress might be hot property in Hollywood - but she's not saying goodbye to Downton just yet

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Lily James might be running off to Hollywood to find her Prince Charming in Disney’s Cinderella, but the 25-year-old British-born star isn’t saying goodbye to Downton Abbey. At least not just yet. 

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Despite persistent rumours that the upcoming series, which will kick off on ITV later this month, will be the actress’s last before she heads to America to pursue new film projects, the star has revealed that she hopes she’ll be in Downton series 6. 

“I hope to be doing the next series if it happens, for sure,” James told RadioTimes.com at the launch of the hit ITV period drama’s fifth series.

“You never know what Julian’s going to write,” she admitted, before adding: “I’m obsessed with Downton and I love playing Lady Rose so if there’s another series next year I hope to be in it.”

A sixth series of the drama is yet to be confirmed – news is normally announced around the end of each series – and James says that when the time does come to end Downton Abbey it’ll be “tragic.”

“It’s so interesting to know what happens to this family. It would feel tragic to stop. You want to know how they’re going to turn out,” she said. 

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Downton Abbey returns to ITV on Sunday 21st September at 9:00pm