Michelle Dockery reveals how Mary has changed in ‘Downton Abbey’ movie

Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery has given some hints about the show’s upcoming big screen spin-off.

A continuation of ITV’s hit period drama, the film is is set in the autumn of 1927 and finished filming last November.

The first trailer was released last month, followed by a set of new promotional images, and now the cast have been chatting to EW about what to expect from the movie.

English actress Michelle Dockery, who has played Lady Mary since the first episode of Downton, revealed how her character has changed when see her again.

She said: “She’s embraced her responsibility much more now as she’s matured.

“As much as Mary is very independent, her loyalty always remains with Downton… There’s a sense of Mary holding it all together.”

Lady Mary married Henry Talbot (Matthew Goode) in the show’s final season and the above photo from the movie suggests that they’re still very much in love.

The 37-year-old star explained: “What you see is her for once being settled. They’re very supportive of one another and they’re good friends.

“It’s nice to see Mary in that way as opposed to being in constant turmoil about her love life.”

Matthew Goode, who plays Henry, has confirmed that we won’t see much of him, however.

One pairing that fans will be equally excited about seeing again is Mary and her sister, Edith (Laura Carmichael).

Dockery teased: “They’re adults now, so there’s certainly an element of softening between them, but there’s still some fun moments definitely.”

Summarising the movie, she promised: “It’s more of the characters [people] love. It really is an extension of the series, but on a grander scale.

“The sets and the costumes and the work that has gone into creatively is remarkable. It’s incredibly sumptuous and all the great things people love about Downton.”

The Downton Abbey movie will be released in cinemas this September.

Downton Abbey: The Complete Collection DVD box set is available on Amazon.