I’m not going to get too excited about this. Yet. There’s too much mystery that leaves it still in the realm of rumordom. Even articles like this feel like something that’s too good to be true at this point. There could be other explanations for the photo of Anthony Hopkins and Lesley Nichol together…by her dressing room…with him in what looks intriguingly like a costume…though it’s impossible not to believe just a little. If it happens, it will be the best TV thing ever.

Anthony Hopkins on Downton Abbey….

The wish for that has been in the back of my mind ever since I fell in love with the series. A casting dream come true.