19 9 / 2014

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in-flagrante:

New clips from Downton Abbey season 5 episode 1

18 9 / 2014

in-flagrante:

Video finally available

17 9 / 2014

Good Morning Britain | Downton Abbey | Season 5 Preview and Cast Interviews

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Downton Abbey’s Lady Mary, aka Michelle Dockery, has revealed she was like an excited child when the cast of the drama got the chance to film the Christmas scenes at Alnwick Castle, which previously acted as Hogwarts Castle of Witchcraft and Wizardry in some of the Harry Potter movies.

The massive Harry Potter fan was revealing some teasers for the festive special during a press day for the return of the fifth series, when she admitted her cool persona as Lady Mary well and truly went out the window when she entered the castle grounds, where ‘broomstick lessons’ are offered to visitors.

The castle acted as the spot where Harry and his friend Ron Weasley first learned to fly for Quidditch practice in the hit movies.

“I’ve seen and read them all,” Michelle added, talking about the Harry Potter books and films.

“As soon as I got there I ran onto the Quidditch pitch, and I was like, ‘Where are they?!’”

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16 9 / 2014


Michelle Dockery, RadioTimes September 2014 ~

Michelle Dockery, RadioTimes September 2014 ~

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16 9 / 2014

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Radio Times Cover! 
Thanks in-flagrante for the find. A HQ photo hasn’t been uploaded yet.

the-dockmeister-general:

Radio Times Cover!
Thanks in-flagrante for the find. A HQ photo hasn’t been uploaded yet.

16 9 / 2014

connietough:

Michelle Dockery, the Downton Abbey actress, has disclosed how she gets away without being recognised in public: by adopting her alter ego “rich Britney from Beverly Hills”.

Dockery, who plays Lady Mary in the ITV period drama, said she sometimes pretends to be a wealthy American with an uncanny resemblance to her character, to avoid unwanted attention.

Saying she called herself “Britney” occasionally when spotted in the US, she added the “silly spoof” was important in sending herself up.

In an interview with the Radio Times, she added she had perfected the art of politely turning down fan requests at inappropriate moments, saying she now finds it “quite easy” to accept the attention.

When asked how to cope with being constantly recognised, she said she has her Britney alter ego to help her out when she spends time in the United States.  

“It’s a silly spoof, but it passes the time,” she told the magazine. “We’re always sending ourselves up. Even on set, when you’re doing a serious scene, you can’t help but see the funny version.”

Of the attention she has received since Downton Abbey became one of the world’s most popular period dramas, she said: “I’m recognised in Britain but it’s only difficult if you become irritated by it.

“I find it quite easy to accept now, although at first I was nervous of complete strangers coming over and wanting to talk.

“Sometimes they want selfies, and I’ve said no occasionally, although you don’t have to be rude.

“There’s a time and place. If I’m with my godchildren having a meal in a restaurant and someone wants a picture, which I realise might make their day, it’s not appropriate.

She added: “Generally in London no one even looks because they’re going their own way, but in Los Angeles people expect to see someone off TV or in a film walking the dog, so you’re approached more. But there aren’t many disadvantages to being in a show like this.”