Michelle Suzanne Dockery (born 15 December 1981) is a Golden Globe- and Emmy-nominated English actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Lady Mary Crawley in the ITV drama series Downton Abbey. For her role in a play Burnt by the Sun she earned an Laurence Olivier Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Some of her other notable stage credits are PygmalionThe Pillars of Society and Hamlet as Ophelia.


Dockery is a jazz singer. She sang at the 50th Anniversary of Ronnie Scott's Jazz club in London and has occasionally sung with Sadie and the Hotheads, a band formed by Elizabeth McGovern, who plays her mother in Downton Abbey.Dockery cites her musical influences as Peggy LeeMelody Gardot and Billie Holiday in her more melancholy moods.

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Dockery lives in London.

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