Good friends Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) and Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock Holmes) were at the Burberry cocktail party.
I love when fandoms collide.
Michelle Dockery took a break from filming the third series of “Downton Abbey” to attend Burberry men’s wear show in Milan. “We’re over halfway through the filming, and we’re moving into the Twenties now — it’s very feminine and the corsets are definitely softer. we feel much more free!” said the actress.
In mid-August, Dockery will begin filming “Restless,” alongside Charlotte Rampling and Hayley Atwell. The two-part BBC mini-series is based on the prize-winning espionage novel by William Boyd. Dockery is to play a young woman who discovers that her Russian mother worked for the British secret service.
Dockery, 30, is recording an album of songs with Elizabeth McGovern, 50, who plays her mother, the Countess of Grantham, in ITV’s popular period drama.
The Essex-born actress performed a memorable on-screen duet with Crawley, played by Dan Stevens, a columnist on The Sunday Telegraph’s Seven magazine. Away from the cameras, Dockery, who lives with her boyfriend, an architect, in fashionable Clerkenwell, prefers to sing jazz and has performed live with McGovern’s band, Sadie and the Hotheads.
Dockery to star in BBC's Restless
The two-part film - based on the book by William Boyd - will also star Hayley Atwell and Charlotte Rampling, playing the same character more than 30 years apart.
Acclaimed theatre director Edward Hall is to dramatise the tale about a female spy on the run who has led a double life for three decades.
Michelle plays a young woman, Ruth Gilmartin, who learns that her mother Sally (Charlotte) was recruited by the British Secret Service at the start of the Second World War, but has been in hiding since a mission went awry.
Hayley - who plays the younger Sally - has previously starred in a Channel 4 adaptation of Boyd's Any Human Heart.
Boyd said: "To have the chance to film a novel like Restless over three hours is the sort of opportunity that only a television adaptation can provide. It represents the most enticing and alluring of possibilities - not only to tell an enthralling story of wartime espionage, love and betrayal but also to lift the lid on one of the last secrets of the Second World War."
It begins filming in South Africa and the UK this summer and will be screened later this year.Source: The Press Association