Michelle Dockery

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Michelle Dockery has returned to work after what's likely been one of the most difficult periods of her life.

The actress has returned to the set of Good Behavior this week, three months after the heartbreaking death of her fiancé, John Dineen.

She appeared to be in good spirits, wearing a red wig and smiling while filming the new TNT series in North Carolina. At one point, she even shared a laugh with a few other members of the cast and crew.

John Dineen, Michelle Dockery

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Meanwhile, Dineen passed away on Dec. 13, 2015, in Cork, Ireland, after a long-term battle against cancer.

At his funeral service, the Downton Abbey actress sang "The Folks Who Live on the Hill," The Irish Independent and The Irish Mirror reported. Mourners were told Dockery used to sing the song to Dineen.

"Whether in his work or his personal life John was extremely loyal," The Irish Independent quoted Dockery as saying at the service. "It was clear that when John was in your corner he was there. I was honored to know John. To love him and be loved by him. He was my friend, my king, my hero, my everything. We celebrate him, we honor him and we will miss him."

We're glad to see the actress in good spirits upon returning to work.

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