It would seem that everyone on the planet is obsessed with Downton Abbey and Maggie Smith’s sharp witted Dowager Countess. And that even includes comedian Billy Connolly.
Chatting to Billy at the BAFTA Film Awards 2013 last night he explained that Dame Maggie is closer to her character than we might have thought,
“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,” explains the Scottish stand up and actor.
“She's amazing and the things she comes out with, real acidic comments, it's brilliant. She is a bit like the character on Downton.”
Would Billy consider a role on Downton if one were to come up?
“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.”
Quick, Julian Fellowes – write a part for Billy this instant.