Michelle Suzanne Dockery is an English actress.
Michelle Dockery is best known for her leading performance as Lady Mary Crawley in the ITV television period drama series Downton Abbey, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and three consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
Michelle Dockery made her professional stage debut in His Dark Materials in 2004.
For her role as Eliza Doolittle in the 2007 London revival of Pygmalion, Michelle Dockery was nominated for the Evening Standard Award.
For her role in the 2009 play Burnt by the Sun, Michelle Dockery earned an Olivier Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
Michelle Dockery has also played lead roles on the drama series Good Behavior and the Netflix miniseries Godless, for which she received her fourth Emmy nomination, and the drama miniseries Defending Jacob (2020).
Are Michelle Dockery and Dan Stevens friends?
Having played Matthew Crawley until his untimely exit at the end of season three, Dan Stevens was one of Michelle Dockery’s closest friends for the first few years of her life on Downton.
Despite Dan Stevens’ early exit from the show, Michelle Dockery revealed that theyhave remained close, saying:
‘We keep in touch, we’re like a family. ‘