Downton Abbey cast talk about their characters.

"I came to Downton to be the chauffeur."

The cast of Downton Abbey attends the Changing Faces Gala held at Bloomsbury Ballroom on March 27th,2014.


"When I’m slightly scared by a read, I know the character is for me," she says, adding that after reading Downton Abbey’s script, she initially found the prospect of playing Lady Mary terrifying. "I’m not that person, I thought," she says. "Then I realized that fear was actually good, that it whet my appetite."
Michelle Dockery, Angeleno Magazine, March 2014

"When I’m slightly scared by a read, I know the character is for me," she says, adding that after reading Downton Abbey’s script, she initially found the prospect of playing Lady Mary terrifying. "I’m not that person, I thought," she says. "Then I realized that fear was actually good, that it whet my appetite."

Michelle Dockery, Angeleno Magazine, March 2014