Cressida Bonas ‘in talks to join Downton Abbey cast’

Just one week after being named the new face of Mulberry, Cressida Bonas is reportedly pursuing another high-profile gig – a role on the hit period drama Downtown Abbey. Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend is said to be “in talks” to join the cast of the Emmy Award-winning series after meeting with the show’s creator, Julian Fellowes, ahead of the Golden Globes a few weeks ago.

"Cressida is trying to break into Hollywood and knows a Downton role would do wonders for her profile, not only in the UK but also the US,” a source told the Daily Star.

The blond beauty reportedly met with Juliane for an informal chat, after which the British screenwriter was left “hugely impressed with her.”

"He even promised to set up a meeting with the show's casting director in the UK to talk about a possible cameo in the next season, which may lead to a more permanent role,” the source added.

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It isn’t the first time that Cressida, 25, has rubbed elbows with major Downton players. On Jan. 9, the stylish socialite, who is said to be a huge fan of the show, was photographed partying the night away with actresses Joanne Froggat and Laura Carmichael after attending a lavish dinner in Los Angeles.

Though she famously kept a low-profile when she was dating Prince Harry by avoiding the paparazzi and rarely being seen in public, the budding thespian has been eagerly stepping into the spotlight ever since she and the redheaded royal ended their relationship in April 2014. Last week, she was seen sporting two identical Mulberry dresses at two separate A-list events – one in white for the BAFTA Tea Party, and another in black for a Golden Globes after party.

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Cressida's recent appearances are reportedly part of her latest post as Mulberry’s muse. The popular Brit, who is rumoured to be dating British actor Freddie Fox, is said to have broken up with Prince Harry, 30, so as to focus on her acting career.

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