Quite unintentionally, this site became dedicated to the complex and eccentric Michelle Dockery. My aim is to provide fresh material and perspective for her fans.
In the 'Michelle Dockery Professional Archive' link below you will find the most complete collection of her screen performances on the internet.
Q: Why do you think the show will do so well internationally?
A: People abroad are fascinated by our history. Period dramas like Gosford Park have been an enormous success overseas and we hope that Downton Abbey will have the same appeal. The costumes and the way in which the characters speak will attract international audiences. It’s so different to most modern TV and films – it’s a very different world. It’s really colourful, and the plots are terrific.
Remember that scene in Downton Abbey when Mary/Matthew kiss the night before their wedding and they agree to keep their eyes closed because it would be bad luck to “see each other before the wedding”?
Mary opened her eyes.
And now Matthew is dead.
BBC Films is making The Buccaneers, and seeking director Simon Curtis - Elizabeth McGovern’s husband who is best known for My Week with Marilyn.
Based on the book that inspired Downton Abbey. Well played BBC, well played. Here’s the synopsis:
Set in the 1870s, five wealthy American girls are denied entry into New York Society because their parents’ money is too new. At the suggestion of their clever governess, the girls sail to London, where they marry lords, earls, and dukes who find their beauty charming—and their wealth extremely useful.