12/16/2013 03:19 pm ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

Damian Lewis On 'Downton Abbey'? 'Homeland' Actor Jokes About Heading To Masterpiece Series

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Is "Downton" in Damian Lewis' future?

After last night's (Dec. 15) tragic ending for Brody, it looks like Lewis will have some free time in his schedule after his character was executed during the third season finale of the Showtime series.

When asked by the New York Times if his time on "Homeland" has led to a flood of offers, Lewis responded, "You finish a great job, and you take the best job that’s put in front of you. The whole point is to keep working on good material, with people who are brilliantly talented. I have no idea what will come my way."

Being from London, Lewis was also asked if the most popular British TV export right now, "Downton Abbey," had called him up yet. "No, no one’s asked me to put a top hat or a tailcoat on yet," responded Lewis. "Although I do know Julian [Fellowes, "Downton Abbey" creator] quite well. Maybe he’ll call, and I’ll play an American on 'Downton Abbey.' Maybe I could be Elizabeth McGovern’s American lover or something."

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