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John Dineen, boyfriend of Downton Abbey actress Michelle Dockery, died on Sunday at the age of 34.
We were introduced by (Downton's Tom Branson) Allen Leech.That's all you need to know."There were rumours of the two being engaged but neither confirmed the same.The Daily Mail, however, reported that the actress was planning her wedding and had shown off her ring to her fellow cast and crew.The public relations company that Dineen worked for, FTI Consulting also put out a public statement.The firm's UK head of strategic communications, John Waples said, "John was an immensely valued colleague and friend and will be sorely missed."Our thoughts are with his fiancée Michelle, his family and friends, as well as our colleagues who were closest to him, and we ask for privacy for his family at this difficult time."The actress who plays Lady Mary Crawley on the hit drama series cut short her US promotional tour for the final season of the show to spend time with Dineen and his family.She spent her birthday on 15 December in Ireland making arrangements for the wake and the funeral, which is expected to take place on 16 December.
As the nation readies itself for the return of Downton Abbey later this month, Radio catches up with actor Allen Leech to find out what series four has in store for chauffeur turned man of the Downton estate, Tom Branson... Well, Branson is very much trying to find where he is in that household. I was happy about it because I felt there was unfinished business in it as a storyline. This year I’m very much back with the family so it is different.
He kind of has a job now, quite an important job, and responsibilities, but he doesn’t really have the status or any kind of real holding within the family. That comes down to ultimately trying to help Mary though a very difficult time but also she's a very powerful voice to have on his side. She became quite hated quite quickly and it was too soon. So as well as having Edna to contend with, Branson's got a little toddler this series... Downstairs you’ve got Rob James-Collier [who plays Thomas Barrow] who is an absolute lunatic.
What Branson’s trying to do is, he wants to get Matthew’s ideas for Downton across and get them actually properly implemented. Sybil and Tom were a really kind of special relationship within Downton. My Anna [Buring]’s amazing – it’s been a lot of fun and that’s a lovely story. Ava is an absolutely gorgeous little girl – and a consummate professional at the age of 21 months!
Immediately Robert’s decided to go back to the old ways and he’s constantly battling that. It would be surprising if he just went on that quickly. Is Branson better at handling her this time around? There are certain things he would have liked to have left when she last worked at Downton. At the start of the year she was really awestruck, kind of taking everything in – you know obviously for any one who’s not even two years of age to have a film crew standing there doing her hair...
Could there be a potential romance on the cards for Branson this series? But Edna, the scheming housemaid who stole a kiss from Branson during the Christmas special, is making a return, isn't she?
[But] I couldn’t single out anyone one person really. You've been part of both downstairs and upstairs, do the two have very different atmospheres? Last year I kind of felt that a bit more because I was doing a lot more upstairs and downstairs.