Friday 15 December 2017

Downton’s Matthew Crawley and Lady Mary are reunited as cast wrap up tearful last scene

Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) and Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens)
Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) and Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens)
Michelle Dockery and Matthew Stevens pictured at a Bafta event on Tuesday night
Patricia Murphy

Patricia Murphy

As the cast of Downton Abbey admit to shedding tears while filming the show’s final scenes, actress Michelle Dockery pleased fans ahead of the new series by posing for a photo with Dan Stevens who played Lady Mary’s husband Matthew in the hit period drama.

Fans of the series were left devastated following Matthew Crawley’s death during the Christmas special in 2013 and Stevens’ departure from the show left a gapping hole in the cast.

While an onscreen reunion between the pair would break the realms of believable plotlines, Dockery looked delighted to spend time with her friend at a BAFTA event on Tuesday night.

“Reunited. I’ve missed this face,” she wrote, sharing a photograph with her Instagram followers.

Sharing the same photo, Dan wrote: “Me & M’Lady together again”.

Meanwhile, the cast of the show are said to be extremely emotional after wrapping up on the set of Downton.

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Reunited. @thatdanstevens I've missed this face #bafta #LastDaysOfDownton #matthewandmary

A photo posted by Michelle Dockery (@theladydockers) on

Many of the actors took to Instagram to share the emotional end of an era with the show’s loyal fans.

“It was very strange saying goodbye to the castle,” said Laura Carmichael, who plays Lady Edith, speaking to The Irish Mirror.

“It felt like, in a split second, it wasn’t our home any more. And, of course, it was never our home. It was the Highclere Castle.

“But it felt like it for over six years. And as soon as they said ‘cut’, you realised it was just pretend. It’s full of so many fond memories and it was very emotional. We had a big cry.”

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