Author Archives: Michelle

Michelle meets the Duchess of Cambridge on Downton Abbey set

Kate Middleton visited the set of “Downton Abbey” Season 6 on Thursday – but she wasn’t hanging out with fictional aristocracy. The Duchess of Cambridge met with many of the actors who play servants on the British drama, Us Weekly reports.

As we previously reported, Kate, 33, scheduled a visit to the set with a full day of activities. She went to Ealing Studios in West London, where the sets for the servant characters are located (Highclere Castle serves as Downton Abbey for the fictional Crawley family). She met several of the actors who portray the staff at Downton, including Phyllis Logan (Mrs. Hughes), Rob James-Collier (Thomas), Lesley Nicol (Mrs. Patmore), Jim Carter (Mr. Carson), Joanne Froggatt (Anna), Brendan Coyle (Mr. Bates) and Sophie McShera (Daisy). Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary) typically doesn’t frequent the downstairs set, but she was also filming.

The duchess, who is eight months pregnant with her second child, watched the cast film a scene in one of the servants’ bedrooms from behind the cameras. She watched a second take on the monitors with producers. She also took an official photo with the cast in front of the bells that call the servants upstairs.

McShera and Nicol, who portray cooks on “Downton Abbey,” presented Kate with a cake when she toured the kitchen set. The duchess also attended a reception where she met other cast members, including Hugh Bonneville (Lord Grantham), Elizabeth McGovern (Lady Grantham) and Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith).

Prince George did not attend, but he was given a gift. One of the twins who play Lady Mary’s son George (Oliver and Zac Barker) gave Kate a wooden train to pass along to her son.

The visit was likely thrilling for the duchess. She and her husband Prince William are known to be big fans of “Downton Abbey.” “I actually met the Duke of Cambridge yesterday,” executive producer Gareth Neame told Vanity Fair last year. “He said that he was really looking forward to the episode that we run on Christmas Day [in the U.K.], which is the season finale [for American viewers] … so we know that William and Kate are fans.”

“Downton Abbey” Season 6 has not yet announced a return date.

(Source)

Downton Episode 2 Screencaptures

Here are episode 2 screencaptures! I will on episode 3 as soon as I can! Enjoy! What are you thinking of this season so far?








Downton Episode 1 Screencaptures

I have uploaded screen captures from the first episode of Downton Abbey for series 5! What did you all think of the episode? I think it’s looking like a wonderful season for Mary and Gillingham’s relationship…but you never know and that’s what I love about the show! :) Enjoy viewing in the gallery!








‘Downton Abbey’ Series 5 PREMIERES TONIGHT IN THE UK!

Tonight on Downton Abbey: Emotions run deep and friendships grow closer as Downton Abbey series five returns.

If you have a link for a livestream, can you please leave it in the comments? Thanks! :)

Michelle in ‘Stand Up To Cancer’ Video

Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery Close To A Hollywood Breakthrough

English actress Michelle Dockery is best known for her role as snobby Lady Mary Crawley in the highly addicting drama series Downton Abbey. She’s been nominated for an Emmy for three consecutive years. Dockery is also a jazz singer. She occasionally sings with Sadie and the Hotheads, a band formed by Elizabeth McGovern, who plays Dockery’s mother (Lady Cora) in Downton Abbey. Dockery told DailyMail that she is keen to pursue songwriting, and cites her musical influences as Peggy Lee, Melody Gardot and Billie Holiday “in her more melancholy moods.”

When not singing or on the set of Downton Abbey, Dockery has been busy filming Selfless. To be released April 2015, Selfless is an unconventional sci-fi thriller about a terminally ill billionaire (Sir Ben Kingsley) who undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness to the body of a healthy young man (Ryan Reynolds). Dockery plays the leading lady. Next on her Hollywood docket: Queen of the Earth, another thriller. She’s co-star with Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss.

Source

‘Downton Abbey’ Series 5 trailer released

Welcome back to Downton! And WELCOME BACK to the site! Enjoy viewing the Series 5 trailer below. HOW excited is everyone?!

Happy 2nd Anniversary, Admiring Michelle Dockery!

Hi everyone!!! Can you believe it’s been TWO YEARS since the site first opened? I am so incredibly proud and I still love this site to death. I am working on lots of things behind the scenes, so please rest assured that the site will be coming back very soon!

AMD is coming back!

Firstly, I’d like to apologize for the lack of updates these past few months. I moved out, started a new job and things have been pretty hectic! But, this site is near and dear to my heart, so rest assured, I will be working to get the site up to date! I really appreciate your understanding and support.

So, what did everyone think of Season 4?! We’re anxiously waiting here in the US, but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t able to get my hands on season 4 episodes ;)! Let me know your thoughts!

Again, keep an eye out for a new design and gallery updates. Thank you for your patience and support! xo

‘Downton’ Episode Two Screen Captures