Downton Abbey star Sophie McShera is reportedly in talks to play one of Cinderella's ugly sisters in Kenneth Branagh's star-studded movie adaptation of the classic fairytale.

Lily James and Cate Blanchett have already been cast as the title character and her evil stepmother, respectively, and now it appears MCShera will team up with The Borgias' Holliday Grainger to play the live action film's selfish siblings, Drisella and Anastasia.

MCShera is best known as Downton Abbey's moody maid Daisy Mason.

Game of Thrones star Richard Madden has landed the coveted role of Prince Charming in Branagh's film.