2015 should have been a year when actress Michelle Dockery was on top of the world.
The show which had made her a household name, Downtown Abbey was coming to an end after dominating ratings for five years.
She was also engaged to Irish public relations director John Dineen for a year, who she had met in 2013 after being introduced by her co-star, Irish actor Allen Leech.
But on December 13 in 2015, at just 34 years old, Dineen died of a rare form of cancer. The pair had kept his diagnosis a secret from the at times ruthless English press, something which Dockery describes as “took a lot” of effort.
Two years on, 35-year-old Dockery says she considers herself a widow, despite the fact the pair had never married.