Michelle Dockery

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After a tumultuous Christmas special and dramatic conclusion to the third series of Downton Abbey, we’ve been on tenterhooks wondering what will happen to the Crawley family next. Luckily for us the wait is nearly over, and Michelle Dockery has spoken out about just what we can expect for the Granthams when they return to our screens later this year.

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Joined by co-stars Laura Carmicheal (Lady Edith), Joanne Froggatt (Anna Bates), Phyllis Logan (Mrs Hughes) and Sophie McShera (Daisy) at a panel in LA, Michelle spoke about what is coming up for Lady Mary in the next series.

Following on from the untimely death of her husband Matthew Crawley (played by Dan Stevens), Michelle Dockery told press that for Lady Mary, "the fourth (series) is about recovery. She's starting a new life. There's various suitors that are being thrown in her direction.”

She added, “But she's very reluctant to go through with any of it because, of course, she can't stop thinking about Matthew. It's hard to bond with the baby because, of course, she's going through the grief".

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Michelle and the rest of her Downton Abbey castmates will be returning to our screens next month, as the Crawley family moves into life in the 1920’s. 

Watch: Michelle Dockery talks Downton Abbey...