Michelle Dockery

While she was not born onto the grand life that she often enjoyed on screen, Michelle Dockery's portrayals of the so-called repressed, rich girl always seemed effortless and genuine. The classically trained actress ... Read more »
Born: 12/15/1981 in Essex, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (8)

Downton Abbey 2010 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Self/Less 2015 (Movie)

Claire (Actor)

Non-Stop 2014 (Movie)

Nancy (Actor)

Restless 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Anna Karenina 2012 (Movie)

Princess Myagkaya (Actor)

Return to Cranford 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hollow Crown (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

While she was not born onto the grand life that she often enjoyed on screen, Michelle Dockery's portrayals of the so-called repressed, rich girl always seemed effortless and genuine. The classically trained actress first gained attention in her native England, where Dockery landed featured roles on television, including the miniseries "Cranford" (BBC, 2007) and the mystery "The Turn of the Screw" (BBC, 2009). While her characters were refined and often chafed at promiscuity and violence, the actress also portrayed harder-edged characters, such as she did in the crime drama "Red Riding Trilogy" (Channel 4, 2009) and the American film "Hanna" (2011). Dockery's most memorable role, however, was on the critically acclaimed series "Downton Abbey" (iTV, 2010- ), as a seemingly cold-hearted aristocrat who slowly reveals her naiveté about love and her frustrations as a result of her family pressuring her into marriage. Dockery's performance on the series was undoubtedly her breakthrough role and established her as a formidable actress with a bright future.

EDUCATION

Guildhall School of Music and Drama

London , England 2004

Milestones

2012

Cast opposite Keira Knightley's "Anna Karenina"

2011

Cast alongside Cate Blanchett and Eric Bana in "Hanna"

2010

Played feisty Lady Mary Crawley, eldest daughter of Lord and Lady Grantham, on "Downton Abbey" (ITV, PBS)

2009

Appeared in Channel 4 crime movie series "Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974" and "Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1983"

2006

TV-movie debut, "Hogfather" (Sky One)

2005

Made British TV debut in the BBC drama "Fingersmith"

Apprenticed at London's National Theatre

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