Michelle Dockery Biography
Michelle Suzanne Dockery is an English film and television actress and singer. She is most widely known for her leading performance as Lady Mary Crawley in the ITV (UK) television period drama series Downton Abbey (2010–15), for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and three consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
Michelle Dockery: *speaks*
Jim Carter: *speaks*
Me: CARSOOOONNNN??????????✨???✨??✨??????????????????✨? pic.twitter.com/Lg6qQsteJl
— drama lama (@pondgitsune) October 19, 2019
Michelle Dockery Quick Facts
Michelle Suzanne Dockery
15 December 1981
Rush Green, Essex, England
|Known for||Downton Abbey|
|Partner(s)||John Dineen (2013–2015; his death)|
Michelle Dockery Age
She was born on 15 December 1981, her age is 37 years.
Michelle Dockery Early life
Dockery was born at Rush Green Hospital in Rush Green, Essex. She grew up in Romford, in Essex, and she still has traces of an Estuary accent. She says, “I’ll never sound like Lady Mary, although my Essex accent has softened over the years. But it comes back if I’ve had a couple of drinks or if I am around my family”.
Michelle Dockery Family Sisters
Dockery has two older sisters, Louise and Joanne. She was educated first at Chadwell Heath Academy, and later at the Finch Stage School.
Michelle Dockery Parents
Dockery confirmed in a 2017 interview with Parade that if you asked her parents when she began performing they would answer that it was when she was 2 or 3 years old. “I wanted to entertain from such a young age, doing impersonations and putting on plays with my sisters,” says Dockery. “I always had it in me and loved it.” She remembers being 9 and performing for family members when they came to visit.
Michelle Dockery Education
After her A-Levels, she enrolled at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where she was awarded the Gold Medal for Drama at her graduation in 2004.
Michelle Dockery Career
Mary & Matthew Crawley ~ Downtown Abbey season 2. Memorable romantic quote:
Her: Can you manage without your stick?
Him: You’re my stick.
Love chemistry between Michelle Dockery & Dan Stevens here also tje setting on the first world war. pic.twitter.com/2B98bjbINY
— Rebel The Way (@arynity) October 15, 2019
Michelle Dockery Stage Career
Dockery made his professional stage debut in His Dark Materials in 2004. For her role as Eliza Doolittle in the Pygmalion revival in London in 2007, she was nominated for the Evening Standard Award. For her role in 2009 Burnt by the Sun play, she received an Olivier Award nomination for best supporting actress.
Dockery was a member of the National Youth Theater. She made her professional debut in His Dark Materials at the Royal National Theater in 2004. In 2006, she was nominated for the Ian Charleson Award for her performance as Dina Dorf at Pillars of the Community at the National Theater. He appeared in Burnt by the Sun at the National Theater, for which he received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
She won the second prize at the Ian Charleson Awards for her performance as Eliza Doolittle in the production of Peter Hall’s Pygmalion at the Theater Royal, Bath, which toured the United Kingdom and transferred to The Old Vic in 2008, and for the same production was nominated Best Newcomer at the 2008 Evening Standard Awards.
In 2010, he played Ophelia in Hamlet at the Crucible Theater alongside John Simm.
Michelle Dockery Film and television career
Dockery has also had leading roles in films, such as Hanna (2011), Anna Karenina (2012) and Non-Stop (2014).
On television, Dockery played leading roles in the drama series Good Behavior and the Netflix miniseries Godless, for which he received his fourth Emmy nomination.
Dockery made his television debut as Betty at Fingersmith in 2005. In 2006, he played Susan Sto Helit in a two-part adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s novel Hogfather. In 2008, Dockery played Kathryn on The Red Riding Trilogy on Channel 4 and was the guest star of the tormented rape victim Gemma Morrison on the BBC’s Waking the Dead. In 2009, he appeared in the Cranford two-part Christmas special for the BBC, and also played the lead character, as the young governess, in a modernized BBC adaptation of The Turn of the Screw with his future Downton co-star Abbey Dan Stevens, in the role of his psychiatrist.
Dockery rose to public fame in 2010 when he played Lady Mary Crawley in the Julian Fellowes Downton Abbey series. Downton Abbey was filmed from February to August 2010-15. The series aired on ITV from September to November, with a special Christmas night episode for Series 2–6 in 2011–15, with a later broadcast schedule in the United States for PBS.
For her role as Lady Mary Crawley in the Downton Abbey series, Dockery received three consecutive Emmy nominations in the category of Best Leading Actress in a Drama Series: 2012, 2013 and 2014. She also earned a Golden Globe nomination in 2013.
Dockery’s first role on the big screen was False Marissa in Hanna (2011). In 2012, she appeared as Princess Myagkaya in the film adaptation of Anna Karenina and starred with Charlotte Rampling in a two-part dramatization of the spy thriller by William Boyd Restless on BBC One. In January 2014, she appeared in the action feature film and Non-Stop suspense with co-stars Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, and Lupita Nyong’o.
In 2014, Dockery became a member of the Guildhall School in recognition of his achievements on television. In 2014, Dockery was on the list of the 500 most influential people in The Sunday Times Great Britain, which is a compilation of the most important people in the United Kingdom who have demonstrated outstanding qualities of influence, achievement, and inspiration.
From her portrayal of Lady Mary in Downton Abbey, Dockery advanced her career in Hollywood with a 2015 performance in the sci-fi thriller Self / less with Ryan Reynolds.
As of November 2016, Dockery starred in the lead role of Letty Raines in Good Behavior, an American drama series based on the Blake Crouch series of novels. Letty is a thief and scammer drug addict who, released early from prison for good behavior, is trying to control her life. This is complicated by a casual meeting and subsequent entanglement with a charismatic hitman, played by Juan Diego Botto. The first season of 10 episodes, broadcast on the US basic cable network. UU. TNT was filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina, and surrounding areas. In January 2017, the program was resumed for a second season. In November 2018, the series was canceled after two seasons.
In 2017, Dockery starred alongside Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter, and Emily Mortimer in the British film The Sense of an Ending by CBS Films, based on the winning novel by Booker of the same name by Julian Barnes. She plays Susie Webster, the daughter of Tony Webster (Jim Broadbent), a man who lives in quiet and unquestionable loneliness until he faces the secrets of his past. “The film is a beautiful adaptation of the book I love. And I took the opportunity to work with director Ritesh Batra, who also filmed The Lunchbox (2013),” explains Dockery.
Later that year, Dockery played a leading role in the Netflix western miniseries Godless. He will star alongside Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in Dark Horse.
Michelle Dockery Music Work
Dockery is a trained singer. She sang on the 50th anniversary of the Ronnie Scott Jazz Club in London and has occasionally sung with Sadie and the Hotheads, a band formed by Elizabeth McGovern, who played her mother in Downton Abbey. Dockery cites his musical influences as Peggy Lee, Melody Gardot and Billie Holiday in his most melancholic moods. In 2014, he revealed that his musical influences varied from the likes of Oasis to Joni Mitchell and Frank Sinatra, and noted that “my family bought me some old vinyl records for my thirtieth birthday, so I am gradually building my own collection.” I have some Joni Mitchell, Oasis and The Doors, old standards like Frank Sinatra and Nina Simone, and then what I heard to as a teen”, she confirmed to the Mirror UK.
Michelle Dockery Personal life
Michelle Dockery Relationships, Married, Husband
Dockery started a relationship with John Dineen, from Waterfall, Ireland, in 2013. The actress had been introduced to Dineen, then a public relations director at FTI Consulting in London, by Irish actor Allen Leech, who starred alongside Dockery in Downton Abbey. Leech was quoted as saying “John’s like family to me and I knew he’d really get on with Michelle. She’s a great girl – probably as far from Lady Mary as you could imagine”.
The couple was first pictured together when they were on holiday in Venice, Italy, during the 2013 Venice International Film Festival. The couple made headlines in 2015 when it was reported that they were engaged, with Dockery showing off a diamond ring to her co-stars during screen tests. But they guarded their privacy closely, with Dockery only briefly referencing, in an interview in 2013, that she had a “wonderful man in my life from Ireland”. In an interview in November 2015, she mentioned: “I’ve got people around me who I can turn to for advice: my mum, and my partner, John.”
Michelle Dockery Husband John Dineen Death
Dineen died from a rare form of cancer on 13 December 2015, at age 34, in Marymount Hospice in Cork, with Dockery at his bedside.
In 2016, Dockery stated that her fiancé’s death was not something she wanted to talk about, but she allowed that acting served as a “release” and “Home is wherever I’m working at the moment.”I just enjoy acting, whatever area – theatre, film, television.”.
Michelle Dockery Latest
Michelle Dockery was stunning fans once again on Saturday as she joined co-star Imelda Staunton on the Downton Abbey red carpet at the Rome Film Festival.
The actress led the glamour in a stunning patterned sheer maxi dress with a black camisole underneath.
She busy promoting the highly-anticipated period movie, which was released in September.
Michelle beamed as she showed off her dress’ amazingly detailed wildlife scene, which featured a looming jaguar prowling near the hem of her skirt.
Her bright red lipstick and statement earrings further added to her standout look, while her brunette tresses were styled into loose curls.