Michelle Dockery returns to work following the death of her fiancé John Dineen

Michelle Dockery has been pictured back at work just three months after her fiancé John Dineen passed away. The Downton Abbey star was spotted filming scenes for her new TV drama Good Behaviour, which will debut in the US later this year.

Michelle, 34, was almost unrecognisable as she sported sunglasses and a ginger wig for her character. The actress plays protagonist Letty Dobesh, a con artist who has just been released from prison.

This is the first time the English rose has been photographed out and about since her partner's death. She seemed to be in high spirits as she chatted and laughed with the crew and her co-stars on set in North Carolina.


Michelle, pictured previously, was spotted filming scenes for her new TV series Good Behaviour

Michelle sadly lost her fiancé at the end of last year. John, who was 34 at the time of his death, passed away in a hospice following a battle with a "rare form of cancer".

A heartbroken Michelle broke off from a promotional tour in the US to be with John in his final hours, and is said to have "gone to great lengths to support the family as much as possible".

She spent her 34th birthday planning John's funeral and making the final arrangements with his family in Ireland. A private service was held at the Church of St James in the village of Ballinora, County Cork, close to the farm where John grew up.

John sadly passed away in December

The couple are thought to have started dating in 2013, after being introduced by Michelle's Downton co-star Allen Leech. They kept their relationship out of the spotlight, but the star spoke briefly about the romance in September 2014, saying: "I have a wonderful man in my life from Ireland."

The following year in February John popped the question. A friend told the Daily Mail: "They were planning to marry before he got too ill and never managed to do that because Michelle had a bunch of work commitments she couldn't get out of.

"John was so proud of her and very much encouraged her to keep working, but she feels terrible that they didn't manage to tie the knot in time."

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