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Sep 10, 13 Author: | Category: Articles: Interview | Leave a Comment

binary trading platform I’m sitting in a Beverly Hills ballroom with Michelle Dockery. We’re the only two people in the room, which, though, lacking in grandeur, is large enough for a “Downton Abbey” soiree.

“I’ll need to project my voice,” says the British actress, surveying the scene.

Having grown up middle-class, Dockery’s accent isn’t as posh as that of her character’s on the hit series. In “Downton,” she plays Lady Mary, the eldest daughter of the Crawley family, owners of the vast country estate.

For most of the first three years of the show, Mary has had a decidedly “upstairs” attitude. On the other hand, Dockery — who is nominated for an Emmy as best actress in a series — comes across as pretty salt of the earth.

Created by Julian Fellowes, “Downton,” which is aired in more than 100 countries, is one of the of the most watched shows in the world and has a dedicated fan base. Now “Downton” fans are in a tizzy wondering what will happen to Lady Mary after the shocking Season 3 finale, in which her husband, Matthew (Dan Stevens) is killed in a car crash shortly after she has just given birth to their son and Downton heir.

“It’s an interesting season,” muses the 31-year-old actress, who only had a couple more days of shooting left in Season 4 when we talked. “It’s such a change – again – for the character. She’s gone through all these ups and downs. She started off quite hard and then she softened and finally got her man. Now that it’s all gone, she’s almost reverted back to being very cold again, which I admit I have enjoyed playing.”

binary options malaysia Matthew’s death, says Dockery, sets off a domino effect of changes for the new season, which begins airing in Britain on Sept. 22, but not in the U.S. until next Jan.5.

For the record, Stevens’ departure was his own choice. His contract was up and he decided not to renew it, feeling that “Downton’s” six-month shooting schedule didn’t allow him enough time to pursue other roles. Fellowes had him go in dramatic fashion, though.

“I just felt I wasn’t ready to finish,” says Dockery, who had the same option. “It was sad to hear that Dan was going, but it also opened some storytelling opportunities for Julian.”

While the massive success of the series is as a surprise to her as it was to many people, Dockery says she can understand it. She, herself, was a “Sex and the City” devotee.

“I was completely addicted to it,” she says. ”I’d watch certain episodes when certain things were going on in my life and I felt those were comforting.”

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‘Downton Abbey’ star Michelle Dockery loves playing a ”b***h.”

The 31-year-old star, who has been cast as Lady Mary in the period drama, is looking forward to being ”incredibly mean” after her on-screen husband Matthew (Dan Stevens), was killed off in the Christmas Day episode of hit series.

Michelle told The Sun newspaper: ”Mary is a very different character to who I am and she can be incredibly mean – and I really love playing those moments when she is.

”Yeah, it’s awful but I love being a bitch!”

While she admits she does not resemble her alter-ego, playing a character who is so different from herself is ”liberating.”

She explained: ””I can be very shy but when I act I’m a complete extrovert and there is a kind of buzz about that and about losing control.

”That crazy, liberating thing of playing something that’s nothing like yourself — it’s what I love about it. I’m not really a bitch, I’m very nice! But it’s those parts of ourselves that we’re afraid of that we don’t tap into as much and that’s what’s so enjoyable about being an actor.”


Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery, who plays Lady Mary Crawley, admits it was ‘strange’ when Dan Stevens left the show.

Michelle Dockery, the Essex-born actress who plays the elegant Lady Mary Crawley in Downton Abbey, has hinted at what the series’ many fans can expect when it returns later this month for its fourth season.

Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens), Lady Mary’s husband, was killed in a car crash at the end of the last episode of Season Three: “It was strange not having him around,” said Dockery.

“When you spend three years with someone you become very close. Mary is very isolated without Matthew and I felt the same way because from the beginning, most of my scenes were with Dan. We all miss him.

“But now it’s a tricky situation for the Crawleys. The family is in a dilemma because Matthew was the heir and now baby George [his son] is, but he’s only six months old. Mary has to take responsibility for the things that need doing and the debts that need paying and she becomes much more involved in the estate.”

And will Lady Mary remain a grieving widow? “There are suitors who come along but you’ll just have to wait and see what happens,” said Dockery firmly.

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Thanks to Nicole, I have added scans of Michelle’s feature in Red Magazine, along with her sister Jo! Love, love these!

Her performances as Downton’s Lady Mary have earned Michelle Dockery fame, fans and even award nominations on both sides of the Atlantic. Now her sister has revealed the rather childish origins of her success — claiming her take on the character is simply the “posh lady” impression she honed during her childhood in Essex.

Jo Dockery, 35, who is also an actress, said it had come as no surprise at all to her that Michelle, 31, had become a star — as she had been doing impressions since she was just five years old.

“The only difference is that now everyone knows about it. I’ve always known what she can do,” Jo told Red magazine.

“She was always doing impressions. It’s actually funny watching Downton [Abbey] because Lady Mary is basically Michelle’s ‘posh lady’ impression when we were little.”

The two sisters grew up with a third, Louise, 37, in Romford and attended the Finch Stage School, in Essex, from a young age.

As a girl, Michelle developed a stutter as she struggled to get a word in against her chatterbox siblings.

But now the sisters said they were close and even hoped to work together on a new comedy series, written by Jo, which Michelle aims to produce and possibly act in.

Jo, who is to join the cast of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, said: “It’s about our childhood, about family, and a lot about stage school.

“One of the characters is an amalgamation of all the teachers and choreographers I’ve worked with.”

Michelle said they were keen to get their sister Louise involved, too. “The best times are when we’re together,” she said.

“We’re so close and we really support each other. It’s the Essex Mafia.”

The Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated actress said their upbringing meant she and her sisters remained down to earth.

“The way we were brought up means our expectations are never too high, so everything is like an amazing surprise.

“Mum’s favourite saying is, ‘Now, don’t get your hopes up,’ which sounds like a negative thing to say but it has helped me a lot. She taught us to enjoy every day.

“I’m in this amazing show and really enjoying it. Why should I think beyond that? ”

The full interview appears in the October issue of Red, on sale September 4.


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