But looking back, in hindsight, what it’s done is opened up an opportunity for the writing to really shift and for [creator] Julian [Fellowes] to write such a great storyline for [Season] 4 – and not just for Mary.
[Mary’s] beginning to come back to real life again because it takes her a long, long time to even interact with anyone. I thought [Season] 3 was very much the ’20s, but it’s moved even further on.
The studio said: ‘David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years.
But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real.’ Full name: David Charles Haller He is the son of Professor X and Gabrielle Haller, who had an affair when the pair met in Israel.
During the service, symbols of his life were brought to the altar including his childhood toy monkey, The Norton Anthology of Poetry, a work tie and a Munster rugby top. Mr Dineen, who worked in finanical PR in London, was diagnosed with a brain tumour in December last year before he and Ms Dockery got engaged in February.
Her voice shook with emotion as she told mourners: ‘I was honoured to know John.