Of all the characters, Mary is the one who undergoes the greatest metamorphosis over the course of the three series. When we first met her she appeared to be a hard-hearted, rather cold and ambitious elder daughter of an earl. Blighted by having been born a girl rather than a boy, she needed to prove that she could make a success of herself just as much as any male heir would have. Mary’s closest relationships are with men: her father, Matthew and Carson. This stems, perhaps, from her feeling that she should have been born a boy. If she wasn’t one, then she was going to be as near as dammit. Her admirable qualities are ones that would have been considered masculine in 1920: she’s an adventurer, brave, an excellent horsewoman and a natural leader. In many ways, a woman of her disposition at that time would have been frustrated by the stemming of her potential. — Jessica Fellowes, The Chronicles of Downton Abbey
“We still see each other all the time and there is such a close bond between us. I think there’s a sense that we went through an incredible experience together and it forged this friendship between us. I can’t see that we would ever fall out. If there’s a reunion in 20 years, the three of us would all be there, still getting on like a house on fire.” - Jessica Brown Findlay
First photo from season 4 of Downton Abbey
“She was the only person alive who thought you and I were such nice people.”
Michelle Dockery, InStyle US February 2013
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↳ mary crawley: series one; episode four
These Characters Have Significantly Influenced Me: TV Women Edition [9/10] [x]
Mary Crawley - “But, you see, I’m not as sad as I should be. And that’s what makes me sad.”
Michelle Dockery - SAG awards 2013
Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan and Michelle Dockery - backstage after winning the SAG award!
From MU artist Jordan Bree Long.