Lily James has revealed that she is "hoping" to make a return to Downton Abbey for the show's sixth season.

The Cinderella star said that she would like to reprise her role as Lady Rose, telling Zap2it:  "I'm really hoping to come back. I feel like it's definitely going to happen.

"It depends on what [creator Julian Fellowes] writes and all sorts of things."

The actress also spoke about what she would like to happen to her character, who got married to Atticus Aldridge in series five.

James said: "I don't know where I want it to go. Part of me wants her to, like, lose her s*** and come back completely wrecked and a ruined woman, and part of me wants her to keep her happily ever after."

The actress can next be seen in Disney's live action remake of Cinderella which hits cinemas on March 27.