Michael Gregson. Magazine editor and love interest of Edith Crawley, played by Charles Edwards. Michael Gregson (d. 8th - 9th November, 1923) was an editor and publisher for The Sketch, a society magazine based in London. He was the employer and lover of Lady Edith Crawley, and the father of her daughter, Marigold.
Lady Edith and Michael Gregson
Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith Crawley and Charles Edwards as Michael Gregson in Downton Abbey (TV Series, 2013).
Michael Gregson. Why do most Brits hate this fellow? I kinda like him. Way better than the farmer or Sir Anthony
Downton Abbey's most shocking moments
In episode six of series five, we saw the climax of Lady Edith’s slow-burning storyline about her mysterious missing fiance Michael Gregson and their illegitimate daughter, who was being brought up secretly by a nearby farmer. On learning that Michael had been murdered in Germany by Hitler’s thugs, she snatched her daughter and made a run for it to a hotel. This was also the episode in which Lady Mary cropped her hair into a daring bob style, which - judging by the reaction of the assembled…
Six of the saddest Downton Abbey goodbyes ever
ITV - Downton Abbey - Michael Gregson & Lady Edith