Her character on Downton Abbey will be seen continuing to mourn the loss of her husband, but in real life it appears Michelle Dockery's love life is just peachy having been spotted enjoying a romantic holiday with her new beau.
Having been spotted hand in hand during their trip in Venice recently, Michelle and the new man in her life - thought to be financial PR John Dineen according to the Mail Online - continued to show their love for each other when they were spotted leaving Venice airport.
Michelle and John have enjoyed time in Venice together (Splash News)
Opting for comfort, Michelle who has shot to fame across the world for her portrayal of Lady Mary, was spotted wearing a pair of dark skinny jeans and a three quarter sleeve top which she accessorised with a pair of flats and a pair of sunglasses. Having had the same idea, John also went for a pair of jeans and a tee.
Despite their holiday together coming to an end, the couple still appeared more than happy to be in each other's company and that - according to the Mail Online - is down to Michelle's Downton Abbey co-star Allen Leech who is believed to have introduced them.
The pair put on a PDA as they saw the sights (Splash News)
Explaining that John is "taken" by Michelle, an "associate" of John's told the site: "He is very private and softly spoken but he has really been taken by Michelle. Allen is an old friend and appears to have played Cupid.
"Friends have joked that they must have also been drawn together because of their Irish connections."
Meanwhile, Michelle recently revealed that she is enjoying playing a "b***h". According to the Mirror, she said: "Mary is a very different character to who I am and she can be incredibly mean - and I really love playing those moments when she is.
“Yeah, it’s awful but I love being a b***h! I can be very shy but when I act I’m a complete extrovert and there is a kind of buzz about that and about losing control. "
Happy to be playing someone that is unlike her, Michelle added: “That crazy, liberating thing of playing something that’s nothing like yourself - it’s what I love about it. I’m not really a b***h, I’m very nice! But it’s those parts of ourselves that we’re afraid of that we don’t tap into as much and that’s what’s so enjoyable about being an actor.”