Lady Mary Crawley will be coming to Quahog--although perhaps not by name. Michelle Dockery, who plays Lady Mary Crawley on the hit ITV series 'Downton Abbey' (being carried by PBS in North America), will lend her lovely voice to an episode of 'Family Guy.' The appearance will be in the upcoming eleventh season of the smash hit animated series.
The beautiful, thirty-one year old Dockery also appeared in the feature films 'Hanna' and 'Anna Karenina.' This is not the first time that Dockery has crossed paths with 'Family Guy' creator/writer/actor Seth MacFarlane: she loaned her British accent to an episode of 'American Dad!' as a narrator in 2012. The episode of 'American Dad!,' also created by MacFarlane, that featured Dockery was entitled "National Treasure 4: Baby Franny: She's Doing Well--The Hole Story."
Dockery is slated to appear in a cutaway gag that the Griffins are watching on television; she will play an aristocrat in a British period drama, reminiscent of Lady Mary Crawley. Dockery's guest appearance joins other recent 'Family Guy' guest stars including Jessica Biel, Drew Barrymore, Sofia Vergara, Ryan Reynolds, Johnny Depp, Elizabeth Banks, and Kellan Lutz.
Dockery will next be seen on the silver screen in 'Non-Stop,' an action-thriller about an air marshall who must spring into action to rescue passengers on an international flight. 'Non-Stop' stars Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore.