Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal dreams of landing a role in hit Tv period drama Downton Abbey.

The Dark Knight star is an avid fan of the British show and longs for the opportunity to appear alongside the likes of Dame Maggie Smith and Hugh Bonneville.

She tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "I love Downton. I would totally love to be in it."

However, Gyllenhaal is unsure how the writers could incorporate her into the storyline, adding, "I don't really know how I would fit in. There is a parlour 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!"