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Wedding, funeral and sex scene in Downton

Actress Michelle Dockery has revealed that Downton Abbey viewers can expect a wedding, a funeral and a sex scene in the coming episodes of the hit period drama.

The 29-year-old says devotees to the ITV show -- which follows the Crawley family as Britain heads into the First World War -- will be "really surprised" by the plots.

On the latest series, Dockery (inset), who plays Lady Mary, said: "There's a wedding, a funeral and a sex scene, I'm in two, no wait, I'm in one of those.

"The thing is, I can see people will think that I am involved in a particular one of those three, but I'm not. People will be really surprised."

Dockery added that the scandal that haunted her character in the first series would rear its head again.