Actress Angelica Huston has appealed to Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes to offer her a part on the hit British period drama after confessing she is a big fan.

The Witches star admits she would jump at the chance to join the cast of the show, which is set to return for a fifth season next year (14).

Huston tells Britain's The Times Magazine, "I know some people have a problem with it, but I really like Downton Abbey. I like manners and behaviour, and to me that's a very satisfying show.

"I get very involved, and it takes me somewhere else. I get emotional. I love costume drama. I'm very sort of traditional when it comes to that.... I'd be slathering to work on Downton. I love it. Or maybe not slathering, but yes, I'd like to work on Downton. It's great."