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Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery reveals her musical ambitions

Michelle Dockery (opens in new tab) has revealed she would like to become a pop star.

The 33-year-old actress, who plays Lady Mary Crawley in ITV’s period drama Downton Abbey, has performed at the London Jazz Festival and Ronnie Scott’s, as well as singing with co-star Elizabeth McGovern’s band Sadie And The Hotheads.

Elizabeth McGovern and Michelle Dockery

Elizabeth McGovern and Michelle Dockery (Ian West/PA)


And as Downton Abbey comes to an end, Michelle – who graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama – told The Sun she wants to broaden out her singing career.

“I was doing a bit of jazz for a while. People are saying I’m a jazz singer, but I’m not really, I just sing,” she said.

“It’s something I haven’t really had the time to explore yet, but I would love to. I love singing. I love music. At some point I will do more.”

Filming on the sixth and final series of Downton Abbey has ended, with the cast planning their next career moves.

Penelope Wilton, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael and Joanne Froggatt

Penelope Wilton, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael and Joanne Froggatt (Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)


Michelle admitted she will miss Lady Mary’s gems, saying: “I loved some of the jewellery, the rings. There are a few things that are really sentimental to me that I’d like to take away.”

#TeamServants are in the costume dept this afternoon…there are such marvellous creations to come in #Series6 #Downton

— Downton Abbey (@DowntonAbbey) August 4, 2015


She also hinted the costumes in the upcoming series, which will screen on ITV in the autumn, are the best yet, with costume designer Anna Robbins having 'pulled out all the stops'.

“The costumes are dynamite. They’re beautiful and Mary is really embracing the fashion,” she said.

Matthew Goode

Matthew Goode will return to play Henry Talbot (Lewis Whyld/PA)


Michelle also revealed viewers will see the return of actor Matthew Goode as suitor Henry Talbot.

“Mary’s not really actively looking for anyone but then Henry Talbot comes back into her life. But it’s never plain sailing in her love life,” the actress teased.


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