Emmy Awards British nominees: Michelle Dockery

Read our guide to the actress nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, and watch a clip of her as Lady Mary Crawley in Downton Abbey



Nominated for: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Role: Lady Mary Crawley in Downton Abbey

Another Downton Abbey nomination, one of the 12 for the hit period drama.

It’s also the second time Michelle Dockery has received an Emmy nomination for her role as Lady Mary – last year she lost out to Claire Danes from Homeland in the best actress category.

Dockery will be up against Danes again this year, although with Hugh Bonneville, Dame Maggie Smith, Jim Carter and Julian Fellowes all nominated, there will definitely be safety in numbers for the Downton nominees.

The Downton leading lady has already paid tribute to her fellow hopefuls, which also includes Top of the Lake’s Elisabeth Moss. “I feel like we’re in this fantastic time of TV roles written for women,” she said. “There is this complexity about them.”

Watch Michelle Dockery in the Downton Abbey series 4 trailer below:

Click here to see bios of all the British actors and actresses nominated in the 2013 Emmys