I’m sorry Michelle, but I think your friend Simone there won the Audrey Hepburn look-alike contest.
“I’ve stopped buying books online and in the large bookstore chains because I think it’s important to keep independent bookshops alive… I’d probably buy biographies, I love reading about other people. I’m in the middle of Audrey Hepburn’s at the moment.”
—- Michelle Dockery 2007 (While playing Eliza Doolittle for Pygmalion, a role made famous by Hepburn in My Fair Lady)
Her best friend is mum-of-two Simone Coombs, 30, who she met at school when she was five. The pair can get through nine cups of tea during a mammoth gossip session.
“The whole acting game can sometimes be a bit false and you meet a lot of people in it for the fame – so there’s nothing I love more than going back to Essex and seeing Simone,” she has said.
“It brings me straight back down to earth and ensures that I never become lost in the celebrity side of things.
“I know that whatever happens we’ll grow old and grey together – and spend many a happy hour reminiscing about the boys we used to fancy as kids. I can’t wait.”