Michelle Dockery: Downton fans in for 'huge surprise'

Tuesday September 27, 2011

Twenty-nine-year-old Michelle Dockery, who plays leading character Lady Mary, has been titilating fans about the upcoming series of Downton Abbey.

Michelle told the Telegraph that devotees of the show will be "really suprised" by some of the new plots.

The hit ITV show - which follows the Crawley family as Britain heads into World War I - has already seen her character Lady Mary go through some scandalous storylines. 

In one episode of the first series, the unmarried, single Mary invited a Turkish diplomat into her bed where he died. 

"The incident with the Turkish diplomat comes back to haunt Mary in the second series. I can't tell you why, but it could literally bring down the whole Crawley family - it's huge," says the actress.

Michelle also said that viewers can expect "a wedding, a funeral and a sex scene."

Downton Abbey is on Sundays at 9pm on ITV.

Photo: © ITV

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