20/03/2015 12:59 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Cate Blanchett Tries To Secure A Cameo Role In Downton Abbey

Cate Blanchett in Downton Abbey? Now that's something we'd like to see.


Sadly, the Oscar-winner's attempts to secure a cameo role on the ITV drama haven't been successful so far.

Blanchett, who appears alongside Downton actresses Lily James and Sophie McShera in Disney's live-action version of Cinderella, has revealed she suggested the idea while on set with the stars.

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"I did have words, and I followed up with my agent," the Blue Jasmine actress said during an interview on the Lorraine show.

"I'm seeing [Lily] again today, so I'll get [her] to put a good word in," Cate added after admitting she hadn't received a call from the show's writer Julian Fellowes.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 01: (L-R) Actors Cate Blanchett, Holliday Grainger, Lily James and Sophie McShera attend the premiere of Disney's 'Cinderella' at the El Capitan Theatre on March 1, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

In other good Downton news, Hugh Bonneville, who plays Lord Grantham, recently explained what we can expect to see in series six.

"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," he told Digital Spy.

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"Tom Branston 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 and Lady Edith and people like that."

Fans will have to wait until autumn to see the first installment, with or without Cate.

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