A blog dedicated to the beautiful and talented Michelle Dockery. An amazing actress in stage, film and tv. Michelle has appeared in many things, but is most recognized for her role as Lady Mary Crawley in Downton Abbey. Here you will find a celebration of all things Michelle! Please feel free to submit!
I have had the honor of meeting Michelle (as well as Dan, Hugh, Elizabeth, and Joanne. ) You can read about it here and see the picture here
Mary is a multi-faceted, beautiful, intelligent, and vulnerable person. She has ambition and this is not a bad thing. She’s completely honest and if you hate her you’re essentially not watching this show correctly. I think, anyway.
Depends what it is. If it’s a script that covers a part of history I know nothing about, then I’ll research it. But you can scribble down as many notes as you like, trawl through every book on the subject or period – doesn’t mean you’ll act it any better.”
“It’s almost ironic that the modest actress portrays a future Countess, when her own background is much more humble. Times have changed in Britain, as they have in Dockery’s own life, now a privileged one that was born out of necessity and a passion for performing, rather than through a marriage of convenience of blue-blooded ancestry. She couldn’t be more proud to be a modern Englishwoman for that fact.”
This film (“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”) sums up my teen years, when pop mattered most. I was 13 when I first watched it, and fell madly in love with Matthew Broderick. It’s a classic that never loses its appeal. I can still recite every scene.
Academically, I’m pretty rubbish. I was always late for English lessons because I was off devising stuff to perform with my friends. My English teacher actually complained about it. So it was no surprise I ended up getting an A for drama and a D for English in my A-levels.
“I‘d love to be a part of an American show. I’m obsessed with Homeland and Mad Men. All I really do is watch box sets. My brain is programmed now to only watch things for 40 minutes then go on to the next episode. Films feel like they’re too long nowadays. I’d love to work with Kristen Wiig. I watched her on Saturday Night Live before she did Bridesmaids and she’s one of the most talented actresses around.”
I don’t always borrow designer clothes for events- I like to wear my own stuff. When I’m photographed in a dress more than once, people say ‘oh, she’s worn the same thing twice’, which is hilarious, as surely everyone else does that!