Michelle won a Gold Medal for Drama from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
In 2014, Michelle was named on of Britain's 500 Most Influential People, by The Sunday Times.
Beside acting, Michelle is also a train singer.
In 2006, Michelle was nominated for the Ian Charleson Award for her performance as Dina Dorf in stage production Pillars of the Community at the National Theatre.
In 2004, Michelle started her professional acting with in the stage production of His Dark Materials at the Royal National Theatre
Michelle was a member of National Youth Theatre.
In 2004, Michelle graduated from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
Michelle attended Chadwell Heath Academy and Finch Stage School
Michelle was born in London, in Rush Green Hospital.
Michelle's parents are Lorraine and Michael Francis Dockery
Michelle is 5' 8" (1.73 m) tall.
Michelle: Playing Isabella in 'Measure for Measure' pushed me to my limits. Janet Suzman was directing, and she was very hard on me. I went through phases of not liking her at the time, but I loved her for it in the end.
Michelle: I love cycling, but if I could find a way of building something above the streets for cyclists, that would be amazing. We need even more space.
Michelle: I do believe in one true love.
Michelle: The journey matters as much as the destination. By engaging in the moment on set, I've stopped rushing and now find pleasure in the collaborative process - the characters, the costumes - rather than worrying about the finished product.
Michelle: I'm quite into the French way - simple elegance with just a suggestion of sexiness, nothing vulgar.
Michelle: I really enjoy singing, it's entirely different to acting because I'm just being myself.
Michelle: We didn't have much money when I was growing up, but I had a very happy childhood.
Michelle: I want a house with a garden, but slap bang in the center of London. Next door to a sushi bar.
Michelle: I don't mind wearing a corset, it informs your posture, changes the way you move, you can't slouch.
Michelle: Downton Abbey has become this huge thing, and I really enjoy the success of it, but I sometimes find myself on the outside looking in.
Michelle: Laugh at yourself - a lot. My mum taught me not to take myself too seriously.
Michelle: We take so many of our freedoms for granted nowadays - I can travel where I like, I can do any job I want - but I think chivalry has been lost a little bit.
Michelle: Silk scarves are my thing. I tie them to my handbag or thread them through belt loops or wear them in my hair. Never round my neck, though.
Michelle: I just enjoy acting, whatever area - theatre, film, television.
Michelle: Expect nothing and hope for the best' is my mantra. A drama teacher called Joseph Blatchley told me that, and it's the best advice I've had. If you keep an open mind and don't expect too much, then you won't be disappointed.