Joanne Froggatt is a classic beauty in waist-cinching dress after confirming new romance

Joanne Froggatt in white dress at wimbledon
Joanne Froggatt (Getty)

Downton Abbey star Joanne Froggattlooked nothing short of sophisticated as she stepped out for her co-star Michelle Dockery's wedding at the weekend.

For the special occasion, Joanne, 43, looked meticulously put together in a beautiful teal-hued maxi dress crafted by Ghost complete with a billowing A-line skirt, capped sleeves and myriad buttons running down the front.

The actress, who starred as Anna Bates in the hugely popular period drama, spruced up her look with a dazzling fitted white linen blazer from high-street favourite Topshop and a pair of coordinating white stilettos. Perfection!

She wore her flowing blonde locks in cascading waves and finished off her wedding guest attire with an alluring Manolo Blahnik clutch adorned with giant white polka-dots.

The Downton Abbey star looked beautiful in teal blue
The Downton Abbey star looked beautiful in teal blue (

Joanne wasn't the only member of the Downton Abbey cast to support Michelle, 41, on her big day.

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The likes ofLily James and Laura Carmicheal also made a starring appearance at Michelle's fairytale nuptials.

Laura, who played Michelle's on-screen sister Edith Crawley, was one of several bridesmaids. The 37-year-old looked breathtaking in an elegant sea green gown featuring a chic boat neckline and a figure-skimming skirt. She looked picture-perfect as she exited the church clasping a bouquet of beautiful purple flowers.

Joanne mingled with The Crown's Lesley Manville
Joanne mingled with The Crown's Lesley Manville (Click News & Media /

Lily, meanwhile, turned heads in a striking Edem floral gown which she paired with a cream Galvan coat and a satin bag.

Joanne's stunning appearance comes after she sparked rumours of a possible new romance, three years after her divorce from husband James Cannon.

James Cannon and Joanne Froggatt
James Cannon and Joanne Froggatt split in 2020 (getty)

Back in August, the actress was spotted strolling hand-in-hand with her rumoured new partner, whose name is Mark, whilst enjoying a walk in the Buckinghamshire countryside.

Dressed down in black sportswear and a raincoat, Joanne appeared to be in relaxed spirits as she walked alongside her beau and their pet pooch.

Brendan Coyle and Joanne Froggatt in Downton Abbey
Joanne is best known for her role in Downton Abbey (Nick Briggs)

While not much is known about Joanne's new romance, it seems this is her first relationship since her split from her ex-husband, James. The former couple confirmed their split back in February 2020, just before the COVID-19 lockdown took hold.

Despite her marriage breakdown, Joanne has previously spoken about how "grateful" she is for what she has.

joanne froggatt in black cut out dress
The actress is thought to be dating someone new (Getty)

Speaking to Red Magazine, she explained: "I didn't think I'd be divorced, I didn't think we'd be going through a pandemic, I didn't think my life would be in flux in the way it was. But I'm OK with that."

Since their split, Joanne has taken over the former couple's joint production company called Run After It. "I've taken that over now, so I'm running my own company," she revealed.

Reflecting on the importance of surrounding yourself with loved ones, Joanne went on to say: "I'm so grateful for my friends and family, for my health and to have been working so much during this past year. You realise, when it comes down to it, how many positives you have in your life."