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Fans of Michelle Dockery, known as Lady Mary on the hit show Downtown Abbey, found her at in a different role this year in an online sketch.
The actress showed off her comedic talents as a crime solver in Tough Justice, a fake trailer on Funny Or Die.com. In the spoof of TNT crime dramas, Dockery played Connie Tough, a detective who solves crimes with confused partner Michael Chiklis, according to USA Today.
Downtown Abbey was a breakout show for Dockery. In the period drama, she took a step back in time to the Great War, playing the cynical and troubled Lady Mary. “Mary doesn’t get her hands quite as dirty as her sisters because she is such a crashing snob, but the war has been a huge wake-up call for the girls,” Dockery told the Daily Mail in 2011.
Dockery was praised for her work in the period drama, and Downtown Abbey enjoyed success, earning several Emmy and Golden Globe awards and nominations. Season four of Downtown Abbey premiered on PBS on Sunday, Jan. 5 at 9 p.m. EST and you can check out our recap here.
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