Lily James wants to return to Downton Abbey

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Lily James wants to return to Downton Abbey

Lily James "definitely" wants to come back to 'Downton Abbey' for the next series.

The 25-year-old actress is currently starring in her biggest ever film with her role as Cinderella in Disney's new live action version of the famous rags-to-riches story.

Although more movies beckon, Lily insists her heart will always be with 'Downton Abbey' and she hopes she'll be starring as Lady Rose MacClare again in the upcoming sixth series.

She said: "I'm really hoping to come back. I feel like it's definitely going to happen. But it depends on what Julian Fellowes writes and all sorts of things."

There were doubts that Lady Rose would be in the new run of episodes as viewers saw get married and start a new life in America, but executive producer Gareth Neame insisted although the aristocrat will be living in the US she will be making a "home visit" in series six.

Actor Hugh Bonneville, who plays the Earl of Grantham in the period drama, last week gave some insight into the plot of the next series, which will hit screens later this year.

He said: "We're in 1925, so the series has nudged on another six months, and Lady Rose has been on her honeymoon and she's now moved to America."

"Tom Branson (Allen Leech) has gone to Boston, and some faces that we met towards the end of the fifth season may or may not be coming over the horizon to break or make the hearts of Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) and Lady Edith (Laura Carmichael) and people like that ... We'll be doing a ninth episode which will come out at Christmas."