Michelle Suzanne Dockery is an Actress from England. She is popular for her leading role in the ITV show Downton Abbey as Lady Mary Crawley. In addition, for the role, she was even nominated for a Golden Globe Award and three consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Likewise, Dockery played in the movies Hanna, Anna Karenina, and Non-Stop. Besides, Dockery has previously played lead roles on television on the crime series Good Behavior and the Netflix miniseries Godless, for which she was nominated for her fourth Emmy.
Caption: Michelle Dockery
Michelle Dockery: Early Life, Education, Family
Dockery was born in Rush Green Hospital in east London, Rush Green on 15 December 1981. She is Lorraine’s daughter, a care-home nurse, and a surveyor, Michael Dockery. Her dad is Irish. She grew up in Romford, in Essex and still has signs of an accent on the Estuary. She says, “I’m never going to sound like Lady Mary, although my Essex accent has softened over the years, if I’ve had a few drinks or if I’m with my kids, it comes back.”
Two older sisters, Louise and Joanne, are in Dockery. She was first educated at Chadwell Heath Academy, and then at Finch Stage School.
Michelle Dockery: Career and achievements
In 2005 Dockery made her TV debut as Betty in Fingersmith. In 2006 she appeared in a two-part adaptation of the novel Hogfather by Terry Pratchett as Susan Sto Helit. Dockery played Kathryn in the Red Riding Trilogy of Channel 4 in 2008 and played the guest lead of the tormented rape survivor Gemma Morrison in the Waking the Dead of BBC. In 2009, she performed for the BBC in the two-part Cranford Christmas Special, and she also acted as the main actress, as the teenage governess, in the role of her psychiatrist in a modernized BBC version of The Turn of the Screw with her future Downton Abbey co-star Dan Stevens.
Dockery has earned three consecutive Emmy Award nominations in the category for Outstanding Lead Actress In Drama Series for 2012, 2013, and 2014 for her role as Lady Mary Crawley in the Downton Abbey show. In 2013 she also received a nomination for the Golden Globe.
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The big screen, CBS and Netflix
The first big-screen role Dockery played in Hanna was as False Marissa. She appeared as Princess Myagkaya in Anna Karenina’s film adaptation in 2012 and starred in a two-part dramatization of William Boyd’s spy thriller Restless on BBC One with Charlotte Rampling. In January 2014, she starred alongside co-stars Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, and Lupita Nyong’o in the action thriller feature film Non-Stop.
In 2017, Dockery appeared alongside Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter, and Emily Mortimer in CBS Films ‘British film The Sense of an Ending, based on Julian Barnes’s Booker-winning novel of the same name. Dockery played a leading role in the godless Netflix western miniseries later that year. She’ll be appearing in Dark Horse alongside Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.
Caption: Michelle Dockery in The Sense of an Ending
Michelle Dockery: Personal life and boyfriend
In 2013 Dockery started a friendship with John Dineen, from Waterfall, Ireland. Dineen had introduced the star, then director of public relations at FTI Consulting in London. However, on 13 December 2015, at age 34, Dineen died of a rare form of cancer in Cork’s Marymount Hospice, with Dockery at his bedside. Dockery claimed in 2016 that the death of her fiance isn’t something she wanted to think about.
Caption: Michelle Dockery and John Dineen
Michelle Dockery: Net Worth and social media
The actoress’s has a net worth of $4 million. In addition, her main income stream is her acting job.
Likewise, talking about her social media availability, she is available on Instagram by the name michelledockery. She has almost 600k followers on Instagram.
Michelle Dockery: Body measurements
The actoress has a beautiful and proportional frame. Additionally, her body measurements are 33-25-35 inches. She is 1.72 m tall but her weight is not available.