Michelle Dockery gives update on ‘Downton Abbey’ movie

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Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery has revealed that she would “wholeheartedly consider” appearing in a movie spin-off.

The actress played Lady Mary in all six seasons of the period drama, which concluded last December with a feature-length Christmas special. She was nominated for a Golden Globe and two Emmys for her performance.

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Dockery told The Telegraph: “The thing that I miss the most are my cast members. But we are all still very close. I think there is potential for a film. That is something I would wholeheartedly consider, so we will see. It may not be over yet.”

She added: “Downton Abbey was an incredible journey for six years and we were very sad to say goodbye, but it was the right time and it was very exciting actually leaving and going on to something like this and a whole new path in my career.”

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Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes said earlier this year: “I’m completely up for a movie. I’d love to do a movie.”

He added: “It would be very, very good fun. I’m up for it! The percentage chance is about 64.5.”

Executive producer Gareth Neame previously confirmed that “[a movie is] certainly something there is talk of.”

Julian Fellowes is currently working with US network NBC on his new period drama, The Gilded Age. The series will be set among the upper echelons of society in late 19th century New York.

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Netflix announced last month that Michelle Dockery will be the female lead in new western mini-series Godless, starring alongside Jeff Daniels (The Martian) and Jack O’Connell (Skins).

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