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Downton Abbey’s Lady Mary Joins BBC Spy Drama

MILAN, ITALY - JUNE 23:  Actress Michelle Dockery attend the Burberry Prorsum show as part of Milan Fashion Week Menswear Spring/Summer 2013 on June 23, 2012 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)

Michelle Dockery, who beds Turkish diplomats as Lady Mary on Downton Abbey, has signed onto the BBC-Sundance Channel miniseries Restless, about a woman searching for her mother's former lover-slash-spymaster, with flashbacks to 1939 Paris. Dockery will keep to the 1979 half of the drama — she's the daughter — but that's okay, since God willing, Downton will get Lady Mary to 1939 sometime in season twelve.

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