Are the Rolling Stones on Their Way to ‘Downton Abbey’?

by | June 4, 2013 at 8:21 PM | Downton Abbey

Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones (Photo: Getty Images)


It may take place ’100 Years Ago,’ but if “Downton Abbey” star Hugh Bonneville gets his wish, the Rolling Stones could soon pay a visit to the PBS series, according to TV Guide.

Bonneville, who plays the Earl of Grantham on the series, is reportedly friends with the Stones’ Ronnie Wood, and a source on the show told the UK’s Guardian that Bonneville really wanted to have the musicians appear on the series. While comedians have long joked about how old the Rolling Stones are, we have to assume that they wouldn’t play the Rolling Stones.

“Obviously they wouldn’t play themselves, but they could be a rag-tag bunch of travelling entertainers or even a circus act,” a source told the paper. “It would be such a coup, and fun for the Stones. They really are huge fans of the show.”

Surprisingly, the Stones are big fans of the show.

“Apparently they were stopping rehearsals on Sunday nights in time to get back to watch it.” Laura Carmichael, who plays Lady Edith in series, said that Mick Jagger once ruined a storyline for band mate Wood.

“When Sybil passed away, Mick said to Ronnie, ‘Sad to hear about the girl’. Ronnie replied, ‘I haven’t seen it yet — I recorded it,’” she told the Guardian.