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We know Michelle Dockery best as the beautiful eldest Crawley daughter over on Downton Abbey, but when Michelle isn’t breaking hearts as Lady Mary, she likes to go out and support a good cause. In her most recent charity event, the 31-year-old English actress posed completely makeup free for BBC Children in Need.

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As the UK corporate charity of the British Broadcasting Channel, the program supports more than 2,600 projects targeted at children and young people living all over the United Kingdom. By showing the world her makeup free face, Michelle hopes to raise money for the charity on Friday, November 8, official BearFaced day.

Of course, we’re not particularly use to seeing Michelle wear a lot of makeup on Downton. Getting heavily dolled up wasn’t exactly on trend in 1922 and most certainly not for the daughter of a wealthy English family.

Michelle, however, is a glamorous up-and-coming actress seen on red carpets all over the world and, just last month, on the arm of a hunky Irish bloke named John Dineen. We have Michelle’s Downton co-star Allen Leech (Tom Branson) to thank for that happy union!

To join in on the fun, share your BearFaced photo by using #BearFaced and tagging #Pudsey Bear on Facebook and @BBCiN on Twitter and Instagram.

SourceBBC Children in Need

Elisabeth Kramer is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Downton Abbey expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!