Mike Tyson hoping to land Downton Abbey role

Former boxing champ Mike Tyson is taking his one-man stage show to the U.K. next year. (AFP)

Former boxing champ Mike Tyson is taking his one-man stage show to the U.K. next year. (AFP)

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, Last Updated: 3:19 PM ET

Boxer-turned-actor Mike Tyson hopes his upcoming trip to the U.K. will help him land a role in hit period drama Downton Abbey.

The former fighter, who has appeared as himself in The Hangover franchise, is a big fan of Julian Fellowes' British TV show, and he would love to shed his tough guy image to win a place in the cast.

Tyson will be heading to the U.K. early next year to bring his one-man stage show, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, to London's West End, and he hopes the trip will bring him to the attention of TV casting bosses.

When asked whether he plans to tackle more acting jobs in the future, he told Britain's Shortlist magazine, "I would. I'm coming to the West End soon for my one-man show, so maybe when I fly to the U.K. they'll give me a part on Downton Abbey.

“I like that show. I'm sure they could give me a part."


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