“Downton Abbey” star Michelle Dockery covers the February 2020 issue of Tatler magazine photographed by Jack Waterlot and styled by fashion director Sophie Pera.
Getting used to the fame that came with being on Downton Abbey: “People want to know a bit more about you, because you’re on their television screens,” she explains. “It’s the nature of the business. That’s something I accept now. I’ve learnt that it’s a privilege to have the power to cheer people up. When somebody asks you for a picture, answering yes is the right way to go.”
On being grateful for the impact Downton Abbey has had on her career: “I feel grateful,” she says. “I’d achieved a lot by the time I was 30. I was in one of the biggest shows in the world. It’s very rare something like that happens. I certainly wasn’t expecting it. But it’s put me in a position now where I can slow down. This business, it never really stops. You do something, you promote it, you’re on to the next job. I’m at a point where I’m learning: I need to find ways to switch off. Unwind.”
Cover: Chanel Yellow Wool Jacket | Moussaieff Earrings | Piaget Ring
Image: Totême Jeans | White Top, Michelle’s Own | Moussaieff Earrings and Necklace | David Morris Bracelet | Louis Vuitton Rings
Hair by Maarit Niemela
Makeup by Liz Pugh
[Photo Credit: Jack Waterlot/Tatler Magazine]