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posted by • August 26th, 2012 • (1) Comments

It was reported by Cambridge News that Hayley Atwell had begun shooting her scenes in BBC1′s “Restless”. Michelle, as well as other cast members should be set to film within the coming weeks.

A host of film and TV stars will be made up in Cambridge City’s dressing rooms as they shoot a spy drama in the city.

Hayley Atwell, star of Hollywood blockbuster Captain America and Any Human Heart, as well as Rufus Sewell, Michael Gambon and Michelle Dockery of Downton Abbey fame are among the cast who will be filming in various locations for the BBC spy drama Restless.

They will be based at the Lilywhites’ football ground and locations include Madingley Hall and St John’s College.

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“Restless” should be released at the end of this year, and will be screened in two 90-minute episodes on BBC1.

posted by • August 24th, 2012 • (0) Comments

On Thursday, October 25th, Michelle will be attending “The Diversity Role Models Carnival” which supports the “mission to tackle homophobic bullying in schools.”

Location: Paramount at Centre Point, Oxford Street, WC1.

Time: 7:30pm – Midnight

Theme: Celebrating Diversity

We look forward to welcoming you to a fun filled evening with celebrity-hosted carnival stalls and vocal performances from Alison Moyet and others.

Enjoy an evening of champagne and canapés in the company of a host of celebrity guests such as Lily Allen, Michelle Dockery, Boy George and Charlie Condou.


Wonderful to see Michelle supporting such a wonderful cause! :D

posted by • August 24th, 2012 • (0) Comments

I have added screen captures of Michelle’s roles in “The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler” (2009) and “Cranford” (2007). Michelle’s performances in both productions were amazing. Enjoy!

posted by • August 23rd, 2012 • (2) Comments

With the season 3 premiere right around the corner, I splurged and got an extreme look for the site! The layout was made by the insanely talented Deea & Gabrielle of Twenty One Guns Productions! I hope you all love the layout as much as I do!

Feel free to leave your comments! :)

posted by • August 22nd, 2012 • (0) Comments

I have digitally scanned Michelle’s feature in the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar. Enjoy reading the article and viewing the actual magazine feature! :)

posted by • August 19th, 2012 • (0) Comments

Um, spoiler! But, it had already been leaked that Matthew and Mary would be married in Season 3. The Mirror’s Nicola Methven sat down with Michelle to discuss her on-screen wedding!

The wedding dress is the best-kept secret since Kate Middleton and her mum popped into Alexander McQueen’s studio.

But after two series of will-they-won’t-they, Downton Abbey’s Lady Mary and Matthew Crawley will get their big day.

And Michelle Dockery, who plays Lady Mary, says it made her start thinking about marriage for real.

Michelle, 30, says: “I felt a bit like Kate Middleton with all the security, but we didn’t want people seeing the dress before the day. I’d never worn a wedding dress – I’ve never filmed an on-screen wedding before. I loved it.

“It’s a truly stunning dress and I’m sure people will make some comparisons with the royal wedding. As we arrived at the church and stepped out of the carriage the crowds were just amazing, with all these supporting artists cheering us on.”

The actress, who lives with her architect boyfriend of three years in London’s trendy Clerkenwell, added: “It felt strange, you get those nerves. It did make me think a little bit about what it would be like to be a bride.”

The details of the much-anticipated wedding were so secret even Michelle’s mother was kept in the dark.

She said: “My mum doesn’t know we get married this time.

“We have to keep storylines from friends and family, and that is hard sometimes. But also I don’t want to spoil it for them because they watch it as fans.”

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*sigh!* January is too far away for me :(

posted by • August 18th, 2012 • (0) Comments

Michelle makes a brief appearance in a new clip from Season 3 of Downton which aired during X-Factor! Thanks DowntOnline!

posted by • August 17th, 2012 • (0) Comments

Well, that’s it! After 141 days of shooting, Season 3 of “Downton Abbey” has finished. Cast members including Hugh Bonneville (Lord Grantham) and Allen Leech (Branson) tweeted the news!

@hughbon That’s a wrap on #DowntonAbbey #S3. Day141. Very proud to be part of a phenomenal team of people. #goingforaliedownton

@Allenleech That’s a wrap #DowntonAbbey series 3! After 141 shoot days, it’s all in the can! Let’s hope you’ll enjoy it! X” EXCITED!!

Not news pertaining directly to Michelle, exactly. But it’s fun to know that we’re inching closer to that premiere in September!

posted by • August 15th, 2012 • (0) Comments

You may recall that we reported Michelle’s brief appearance in Laura Brown’s new YouTube show “The Look”. Michelle is the star of Episode 6, “Michelle Dockery on Lady Mary.”

British dramas rarely make for international sensations, but Downton Abbey bucked that rep and became a must-see show for two seasons straight. Downton-devotees hold a special place in their hearts for a certain lady of the manor with a rebel streak. In episode 6 of “The Look” Laura Brown sits down with the girl behind the Abbey, Michelle Dockery.


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posted by • August 14th, 2012 • (2) Comments

Michelle is featured in Harper Bazaar’s September 2012 issue, which features a breathtaking new photoshoot by Benjamin A. Huseby, a full feature article and a behind the scenes video!

Downton’s Lady Mary

Michelle Dockery is sitting in an over-the-top hotel restaurant in the Hampshire countryside, so chosen for its proximity to Highclere Castle, where Downton Abbey is filmed. She is staring at a sliver of lemon sole covered in foam and delivered with swishy, unironic circumstance. It’s the most Lady Mary meal ever—and yet?… “God,” she says between giggles. “Should we order some potato?” She sips a glass of red wine and muses on the endless imbibing of the aristocratic Crawley family. “Sometimes during filming I’ll think, No, I’m not going to have a brandy because I just finished my glass of wine at the table.” After all, how is Mary supposed to be imperious when she’s inebriated? “Exactly!”

As might be expected by anyone in modern society, there is not a whole lot of Lady Mary in Dockery, who plays the haughty heroine of the obsessed-over period drama. She does have a superb speaking voice (originally from Essex, she credits drama school at 19 for “poshing you up quick”) and posture that would make a mother proud. But that’s about it. The most Lady Mary thing Dockery has done to date is wear a fascinator to the Epsom Derby last year. “They are not fascinating,” she observes of the first, and likely last, time she will ever wear one. Today she’s in the cool-girl off-duty uniform: a navy-and-white-striped T-shirt and jeans, her hair still in slight kinks from a marcel wave. (It’s now 1920 at Downton.)

Dockery, 30, was cast in Downton after her winning turn as Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion on London’s West End, following a few years spent in television dramas. “Until then I’d played much more vulnerable parts, but I remember coming out of the audition, and Dan Stevens [who plays Mary’s handsome love interest, Matthew, and with whom Dockery previously appeared in the TV movie The Turn of the Screw] was in the waiting room. I said, ‘Who are you up for?’ and he said, ‘Matthew.’ She laughs. “I walked out and thought, Oh, that could work.”

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