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All Quotes by author - Michelle Dockery
" A good friend of mine works at Oxfam and has been closely involved in the charity's aid efforts in Syria. "
" At the age of eight, I auditioned for 'The Sound of Music' and made it through to the third round, where we all stood in a row like the Von Trapp family and had to sing. "
" Being in the same scenes as Maggie Smith and Shirley MacLaine is something I will never forget. "
" Cooking can cure almost anything. "
" 'Downton Abbey' has become this huge thing, and I really enjoy the success of it, but I sometimes find myself on the outside looking in, which is sort of a healthy way to look at it so you don't get too caught up in it. "
" 'Expect nothing and hope for the best' is my mantra. A drama teacher called Joseph Blatchley told me that, and it's the best advice I've had. If you keep an open mind and don't expect too much, then you won't be disappointed. "
" For years, I was often afraid to speak up when I didn't fully understand a script. I'd tie myself in knots. "
" I can be so blown away by story lines. "
" I come from a very working-class background, so my family would have been downstairs in the past, as opposed to upstairs. People are often quite surprised to hear that, that I'm not actually posh. "
In The Past
" I'd like to do something that involves music. "
" I do believe in one true love. "
" I don't get recognized all the time, but it tends to happen more in America, and people are so lovely when they do. "
" I don't have to walk around in hats or find remote places to go for lunch! I don't get recognised that often. "
" I don't mind wearing a corset, it informs your posture, changes the way you move, you can't slouch. "
" If Shakespeare was around today I would ask him out to dinner. The only thing I don't like about him is the way he did his hair. "
" I get so excited about reading a new script. "
" I had dance training from a very young age, 3 or 4... It taught me how to present myself, about preparation and working in an ensemble, and it's something that carries with me to this day. "
" I just enjoy acting, whatever area - theatre, film, television. "
" I just want a really varied career, and just to keep going, really. "
" I love cycling, but if I could find a way of building something above the streets for cyclists, that would be amazing. We need even more space. "
" I love discovering tiny streets. "
" I loved the 'Die Hard' films growing up and the 'Taken' movies. They're so entertaining, and I enjoy being on the edge of my seat. "
" I love singing live, actually. And I'm dying to sing in a role, whether it's in a musical or a biographical film about a singer. It's always been one of my aspirations. "
" I'm not accident prone, really, but I was cutting something and sort of lost control, and it went through my big toe. There was a lot of blood and I nearly fainted, but its totally fine now. "
" I'm not from aristocracy, or anything like that. "
" I'm not on Twitter, but I am on Instagram and follow Lena Dunham and Usher. "
" I'm quite into the French way - simple elegance with just a suggestion of sexiness, nothing vulgar. "
" I'm quite surprised at how out of control I can be on stage because, actually, I find I like to be in control in life. It's quite freeing, really. "
" I'm taller than most actresses, so most corsets tend to be too short in the body. "
" I'm the youngest of three sisters, and my parents have always encouraged all of us to do whatever made us happy. "
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