Michelle Dockery shows her funny side as Detective Lady Mary in new spoof video

The Downton Abbey star marked the series 4 launch on PBS last night by starring in the Funny or Die video narrated by Jon Hamm

Michelle Dockery shows her funny side as Detective Lady Mary in new spoof video
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It looks like Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery is having a hard time shaking off Lady Mary's straight-laced decorum and plummy accent. Sending up her famous role in a Funny or Die spoof video, Dockery appears as a crime procedural detective named Connie Tough who frequently falls victim to interferences from her aristocratic heiress. 

The two minutes of footage is cut together as a trailer for fake cop show Tough Justice and narrated by Mad Men star Jon Hamm showing the British actress as a fearsome American detective solving crimes alongside her increasingly baffled partner (played by The Shield's Michael Chiklis).

While Dockery may look worlds away from Lady Mary, wearing jeans and a jacket and sporting short hair, her gun-wielding character regularly slips into familiar territory, pulling on elbow-length satin gloves to inspect a crime scene, calling for Carson to bring the car around and refusing to spring into action until Anna has fixed her hair. 

The video – released to coincide with Downton Abbey's season 4 premiere in America – also sees Connie Tough using a 1920s shotgun and fretting over whether collecting semen samples will taint her reputation before sobbing over a corpse purporting to be her late husband Matthew.

Intrigued? You should be. Check out the full video below... 

Tough Justice with Michelle Dockery from Michelle Dockery