English actress Michelle Dockery is best known for her role as snobby Lady Mary Crawley in the highly addicting drama series Downton Abbey. She’s been nominated for an Emmy for three consecutive years. Dockery is also a jazz singer. She occasionally sings with Sadie and the Hotheads, a band formed by Elizabeth McGovern, who plays Dockery’s mother (Lady Cora) in Downton Abbey. Dockery told DailyMail that she is keen to pursue songwriting, and cites her musical influences as Peggy Lee, Melody Gardot and Billie Holiday “in her more melancholy moods.”
When not singing or on the set of Downton Abbey, Dockery has been busy filming Selfless. To be released April 2015, Selfless is an unconventional sci-fi thriller about a terminally ill billionaire (Sir Ben Kingsley) who undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness to the body of a healthy young man (Ryan Reynolds). Dockery plays the leading lady. Next on her Hollywood docket: Queen of the Earth, another thriller. She’s co-star with Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss.