“I just want a really varied career,” she says, “and just to keep going really.” Having come to the art so young, acting is all that she knows and all that she wants to do. “This is it,” she smiles, “until I can’t walk any more or until I start forgetting my lines.”
FAKE FILM MEME → CAT & MOUSE
elizabeth mcgovern, cate blanchett, michelle dockery, ruth wilson, and charlotte rampling in a crime thriller
Having previously evaded the law, an elusive serial killer (MCGOVERN) sets into motion a series of lethal taunts against the detective who could never catch her (BLANCHETT). Ultimately, this pits the officer’s new rookey (DOCKERY) against the killer’s “protégé” (WILSON). With the city as their playing field, “winning” becomes even more crucial as the chief inspector (RAMPLING) starts to play her cards a little too close to her chest.
fake film meme requested by anon → a chain-smoking call girl (keira knightley) seems to be the least of law enforcement’s worries, until she mysteriously surfaces as a suspect of crimes committed in both new york city and london. to investigate her, a joint task force is formed, consisting of an american cia operative (jessica chastain) and a british MI6 agent (michelle dockery). the intrigue has only just begun, as they embark on a cross-continent hunt that involves drug traffickers, serial killers, and terrorist cells.
“There is a quality of reserve about Michelle or, rather, about her work, of a fine diffidence, of an alluring restraint, of a kind of mystery, that seems out of our time, or perhaps it is just timeless. Grace Kelly had it, and Audrey Hepburn— that sense of promising much if you could only break down the barriers— but it is not given to many. It has the result of drawing the audience into the story, and I am quite convinced that Michelle is one of the principal reasons for the success of Downton Abbey. We are lucky in all our cast, wonderfully lucky, but for me she is among the leaders. I remember reading somewhere— I think it was about Ann Sheridan, but I may be wrong— that the hallmark of a star is that they are ‘not quite like anyone else’. This is true of Michelle Dockery. She is not quite like anyone else and, in consequence, I am quite sure that she will prove to be one of our brightest and most durable stars.”
- Julian Fellowes on Michelle Dockery - Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG nominee.
Michelle Dockery during the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jennifer Graylock)