Inspired by the magazine’s first-ever Best-Dressed Challenge—in which stylish members of the public are invited to submit themselves for consideration to the International Best-Dressed List—we’ve spotlighted the most fashionable figures in politics, Hollywood, finance, and even religion. Now we turn our eye to television, to the fictional men and women who, despite their era or budget, remain consistently chic. Ranging from a Prohibition gangster to a high-powered attorney to a pubescent 60s teen, these current prime-time characters are always suited or go-go-booted to perfection.
Lady Mary Crawley
Whether she’s buttoned up in tweed or dressed in a gauzy tea-party shift, the eldest Crawley sister (Michelle Dockery) consistently resists the siren call of waistless, potato-sack frump that lured many a beautiful lady to ruin during the inter-war years.
So, it looks like Michelle did not attend The Book of Mormon last night. Boo. However! Here is a brief promotional clip Michelle did to promote the Blu-Ray and DVD sets of Downton Abbey with Swedish viewers! Something’s better than nothing, right? ;)
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Okay! So, I contacted Michelle’s agent directly through her agency page. I received the following reply this morning:
If you could send it to our address here at Hamilton Hodell we will
make sure it gets forwarded on to Michelle.
So hope is totally not lost, right? I emailed him back and made sure Michelle’s fan mail address we have on the site is correct and he said that it was. So, I’m going to try again! I’ll try to send it out today. I am very relieved to receive this response. My fingers are crossed that our gift makes its way to Michelle, wherever she may be! I cannot thank all of you enough for your support. Michelle truly has the best fans in the WORLD! =)
Michelle is reportedly set to attend the The Book of Mormon opening night tonight at the Prince of Wales Theatre. Her appearance was announced via The Media Eye on twitter, and it looks like other big name celebrities are attending tonight as well.
Hopefully Michelle does attend…it’ll give us some brand new event pictures to swoon over! =) If you’re in the London area and want to see the show, ticket information can be found here.
Downton Abbey actress Michelle Dockery, 31, looked nothing like conservative Lady Mary! Sporting a silhouette designed by Peter Pilotto to a Pre-SAG Awards party back on Jan. 26, the star paired the dress with some bright red pumps, along with a bright red pout that really popped. The beauty accessorized the look with a shiny clutch. Michelle wore her hair in a chaotic up-do that off-set the demure feel of the frock. While her look is seriously so bright, can too much color be a bad thing? Regardless, the dress looked fierce and was an excellent choice in terms of showing off the woman’s more diverse and playful style that appears to be evolving.
Leave it to a Victoria’s Secret Angel to steal the show! The always stunning Candice Swanepoel, 24, sported the exact same dress at the debut of the Victoria’s Secret 2013 Swim collection on Mar. 12 in LA. To be fair, anything any of the Angel’s wear is not only going to be instant hit, but an instant motivator to hit the gym! The model flaunted her toned shoulders in the halter dress. Choosing to wear her hair in a polished bun, Candice looked poised and runway ready. The sleek and sexy dress elongated, (as if she needs it!), Candice’s svelte frame. Taking a different route in terms of accessorizing the frock, Candice chose to pair the vivid print with black pumps, which kept the look balanced between sophisticated and trendy.
Who do YOU think wore it better?
To preface this post, it is not good news. Today, I came home and found the mailer stuffed into my mailbox. When I opened it, all of the birthday project items were inside. The Christmas card had been opened, but I’m not sure by whom. There was a mark on the outside of the package that was checked Not called for. Can anyone from the UK shed some light on what that means? I’m assuming it means that the package wasn’t picked up. In addition, there was, what seemed to be a sticker across the agency address to a garden flat apartment, addressed to Michelle. Not quite sure what that’s about to be honest.
I am beyond disappointed and basically in tears at this point. Michelle’s star dedication, our notes of support and Christmas wishes were probably never seen by her.
I am truly at a loss as to what to do about this. I followed the instructions of Michelle’s agency, so I’m not sure why she never received the package, or why the Christmas card was opened. I will check with my host who has some good connections in London to see if we can contact Michelle’s agent. I have tried contacting him once and did not receive a response.
I will always support Michelle, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t extremely disappointed right now. I understand that she is very busy and doesn’t have time to read all of her fan mail. I just wish her agency would have left some sort of explanation inside the mailer.
Anyway, this site is going nowhere, and maybe one day, it can be confirmed that Michelle knows about Admiring Michelle Dockery. She will always have our love and support and this site will always be your number one Michelle Dockery source.
While viewers may still be mourning the death of Matthew Crawley in Downton Abbey, his replacement has already been found, with Tom Cullen joining the cast of series four as Lady Mary’s new love interest.
Fans were left outraged on Christmas Day after Matthew was killed during the final minutes of the festive special, with his untimely demise coming the same day as the birth of his first child.
Producers tried to quell the unrest by promising a new love interest for Lady Mary, with Miranda star Tom Ellis initially tipped to take the role.
But now Carnival and Masterpiece on PBS – which broadcasts the show in the US – has confirmed Lord Gillingham will be played by Welsh actor Tom Cullen, previously seen starring in the first series of Black Mirror and Ridley Scott miniseries World Without End.
His character is described as ‘an old family friend of the Crawleys who visits the family as a guest for a house party’ – but it’s unclear for how long he will stay at Downton.
Apologies for not posting this sooner, I wanted to make sure this was confirmed before posting. This article states that both Carnival and Masterpiece have confirmed this casting. What do you think of Michelle’s new love interest? Is he what you pictured?
Michelle recently took the opportunity to announce her patronage for Pants On Fire! Take a look at Michelle’s feature below. (Michelle’s sister is also featured near the end of the clip, second from left at the top row!)
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Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary) and Allen Leech (Tom Branson) — who are already a few episodes into shooting Season 4 — expressed horror at the mere suggestion of such a coupling. “Oooh, I can’t do that,” Dockery says of her character. “He’s my brother-in-law!”
Leech agrees. “While it would be great for drama, I don’t think it would be right for those two,” he says. “As much as they respect each other, they come from very different worlds.”
But the two will bond over their mutual situation as single parents. “We will be spending so much more time together, from what we’ve already seen in the early episodes,” Dockery says. “We’re delighted by that. It’s going to take them both some time before they find someone new.”
Those new people are already on their way. British actor Tom Cullen has been cast as Lord Gillingham, who will be a love interest for Mary, and Leech hints that there may be some canoodling in the nursery between Tom and Downton’s new nanny.