In 2009, she appeared in the two-part Cranford Christmas special for the BBC, and she also starred as the lead character, as the young governess, in a modernised BBC adaptation of The Turn of the Screw with her future Downton Abbey co-star Dan Stevens, in the role of her psychiatrist.. The film, which opened in wide release in 2020, was met with mixed to positive reviews, though Dockery's performance as Ros was praised, and has grossed over $100 million worldwide. , In 2010, she played Ophelia in Hamlet at the Crucible Theatre alongside John Simm. , She won second prize at the Ian Charleson Awards for her performance as Eliza Doolittle in Peter Hall's production of Pygmalion at the Theatre Royal, Bath, which toured the UK and transferred to The Old Vic in 2008, and for the same production was nominated Best Newcomer at the Evening Standard Awards 2008. , Dockery's first big screen role was as False Marissa in Hanna (2011).  In 2014, Dockery was listed in The Sunday Times Britain's 500 Most Influential People, which is a compilation of the most significant individuals in the UK who have demonstrated outstanding qualities of influence, achievement and inspiration. “I always had it in me and loved it.” She remembers being 9 and performing for family members when they came to visit. Letty is a drug-addicted thief and con-artist who, released early from prison on good behaviour, is attempting to get her life under control. Dockery was born at Rush Green Hospital in Rush Green, East London.  Dockery cites her musical influences as Peggy Lee, Melody Gardot and Billie Holiday in her more melancholy moods. In 2015, Michelle Dockery faced a huge breakdown moment in her life. The couple was having a good time until Dineen started having difficulties due to disease. In an interview in November 2015, she mentioned "I've got people around me who I can turn to for advice: my mum, and my partner, John. But they guarded their privacy closely, with Dockery only briefly referencing, in an interview in 2013, that she had a "wonderful man in my life from Ireland". Leech was quoted as saying "John's like family to me and I knew he'd really get on with Michelle.  For her role in the 2009 play Burnt by the Sun, she earned an Olivier Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.. Dineen, from Cork, Ireland, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer earlier this year. In a statement released through her publicist, Dockery thanked the public for the “support and kindness” the family has received, before adding that she “kindly request that they are left to grieve in private.”. She is best known for her leading performance as Lady Mary Crawley in the ITV television period drama series Downton Abbey (2010–2015), for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and three consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. A senior director at London-based FTI consulting, he is believed to have returned home to Ireland and sought pioneering treatment in Germany following his diagnosis, reports the Irish Independent. She's a great girl – probably as far from Lady Mary as you could imagine". The film received generally positive reviews from critics and was a major financial success, grossing $192 million.  In January 2014, she appeared in the action thriller feature film Non-Stop alongside co-stars Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, and Lupita Nyong'o. And I jumped at the chance to work with director Ritesh Batra, who also filmed The Lunchbox (2013)", explains Dockery. Dockery has appeared in the films Hanna (2011), Anna Karenina (2012) and Non-Stop (2014), and The Gentlemen (2019).  In 2006, she was nominated for the Ian Charleson Award for her performance as Dina Dorf in Pillars of the Community at the National Theatre. Text us for exclusive photos and videos, royal news, and way more. " "I just enjoy acting, whatever area – theatre, film, television.  In 2006, she starred as Susan Sto Helit in a two-part adaptation of Terry Pratchett's novel Hogfather.  On television, Dockery has also played lead roles on the drama series Good Behavior and the Netflix miniseries Godless, for which she received her fourth Emmy nomination, and the drama miniseries Defending Jacob (2020).