Lady Mary Crawley in Downton Abbey
Michelle Suzanne Dockery was born on December 15 1981 in London. Dockery attended the Chadwell Heath Foundation School (now the Chadwell Heath Academy) in Chadwell Heath, Essex. She was then trained at the Finch Stage School, and then graduated from Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 2004.
Dockery made her television debut as Betty in Fingersmith in 2005. In 2006, she starred as Susan Sto Helit in a two-part adaptation of Terry Pratchett's novel Hogfather. In 2008, Dockery played Kathryn in Channel 4's The Red Riding Trilogy and played the guest lead of tormented rape victim Gemma Morrison in BBC's Waking the Dead. In 2009, she appeared in the two-part Cranford Christmas special for the BBC, and starred as the lead character in a modernised BBC adaptation of The Turn of the Screw.
Dockery's most popular role began in 2010 when she took on the role as Lady Mary Crawley in Julian Fellowes' series Downton Abbey,
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