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Downton star's plea for chivalry

DOWNTON Abbey star Michelle Dockery would like modern men to take a leaf out of the book of the period drama and become more chivalrous.

Dockery (29) plays Lady Mary Crawley, who regrets turning down Downton heir Matthew Crawley's proposal for marriage in the ITV1 costume drama.

The actress told the Radio Times: "We take so many of our freedoms for granted nowadays. I can travel where I like, I can have a baby when I like, I can do any job I want - but I do think chivalry has been lost a little bit."