Downton's Lady Mary to choose Gillingham?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 February 2014
Michelle Dockery

Michelle Dockery

'Downton Abbey' widow Lady Mary Crawley may choose Lord Gillingham over her other suitors in the new series of the show after Michelle Dockery was spotted filming a steamy scene with Tom Cullen

'Downton Abbey's' Lady Mary Crawley may choose Lord Gillingham over her other suitors in the new series.

The widowed character - played by Michelle Dockery - was seen fending off advances from numerous eligible bachelors in the last series of the ITV period drama, but new pictures from the set of the fifth series suggest she may have picked her man.

Michelle and actor Tom Cullen, who plays Lady Mary's childhood friend, were seen shooting a steamy kiss after emerging from a hotel. The scenes take place in Liverpool but were shot in London this week.

An onlooker told The Sun newspaper: "The scenes looked very cosy.

"There was an affection there that you would expect from a couple in a relationship.

"But who knows what is in store for them next series."

In the last series of 'Downton', Lady Mary - whose husband Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens) was killed off in the 2012 Christmas special - turned down Gillingham's marriage proposal and was torn between three suitors, including Charles Blake (Julian Ovenden) and Evelyn Napier (Brendan Patricks).

Meanwhile, 'Downton' newcomer Richard E. Grant has promised his character, house guest Simon Bricker, will "shake things up" when he arrives at the famous Crawley home.

Richard teased: "I started filming yesterday.

"When I stepped on to the set at Highclere, I thought, 'Yes, I'm home'. I'm upstairs, naturally!

"I don't want to spoil anything but my character is set to cause some ructions. He definitely will shake things up. It's going to be fun."

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