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DOWNTON ABBEY's Michelle Dockery to Star in THE SENSE OF AN ENDING Film

Michelle Dockery is headed to the big screen after DOWNTON ABBEY ends.

The Daily Mail writes that she will appear in the film adaptation of THE SENSE OF AN ENDING, based on Julian Barnes's novel. Ritesh Batra directs from a screenplay by Nick Payne.

Dockery will take on the role of Tony Webster's (played by Jim Broadbent) daughter, Susie. The part has been expanded for the movie. The film will center on Webster as he is "forced to re-asses his life after he's left a sum of money."

Billy Howle will play Webster as a young man, with Freya Mavor as young Veronica and Charlotte Rampling as adult Veronica. Emily Mortimer is slated to play Veronica's mother, Sarah. Also in the cast are Joe Alwyn, Edward Holcroft, Peter White and Hilton McCrae.

As previously announced, Dockery will lead LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES at the Donmar Warehouse this winter.

The actress originally started out onstage at the National, where she eventually starred with Rory Kinnear in BURNT BY THE SUN and earned an Olivier nomination for her performance. She has also appeared in HAMLET at the Crucible, as well as the National's HIS DARK MATERIALS and PILLARS OF THE COMMUNITY, the UK tour of PYGMALION, DYING FOR IT at the Almeida and more.

Aside from DOWNTON ABBEY, her recent screen credits include the TV movie RESTLESS, the film ANNA KARENINA, the TV miniseries THE HOLLOW CROWN and more. She will soon be seen on the small screen in GOOD BEHAVIOR.

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