TALK OF THE TOWN: Lady Mary spotted drinking coffee in the street

TALK OF THE TOWN: Lady Mary really disappoints Carson being seen with an old coffee mug

In Downton Abbey, Lady Mary Crawley wouldn’t dream of drinking tea out of anything but the finest bone china. So imagine my surprise when she was spotted wandering the streets of North London clutching a common mug!

Michelle Dockery, who plays Lady Mary was on a mission to buy essentials for herself and boyfriend Jasper Waller-Bridge, the brother of Fleabag star Phoebe. Michelle and Jasper moved into a £1.7 million London home in December.

But with virtually every cafe closed, the 38-year-old actress had to make do with a homemade hot drink for the journey. Where is Carson when you need him?


Michelle Dockery, who plays Lady Mary was on a mission to buy essentials for herself and boyfriend Jasper Waller-Bridge, the brother of Fleabag star Phoebe. Michelle and Jasper moved into a £1.7 million London home in December

MR OBNOXIOUS: Steve Coogan 

Poor Steve Coogan is moaning that many of the stage characters he came up with before Alan Partridge became a curse. ‘I stopped enjoying doing impersonations, it was like a curse, like an albatross,’ complains Steve, left, who has made a reported £9 million from his creations.

 ‘I wanted to get away from them, so I did a show that led to me doing Alan Partridge. That was a new kind of albatross, but at least it was a different one. I’m like an aviary.’

A multi-millionaire complaining about the burden of his hugely successful career and comparing his life to an aviary? Sounds like Steve, 54, didn’t have far to look for inspiration for Alan Partridge…

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