Articles Tagged 'Elizabeth McGovern'


‘Downton Abbey’ Cast Tweet the #LastDaysofDownton

The end is near. Downton Abbey‘s sixth and final season, due for broadcast in January 2016 on PBS, is currently in production. And, as the final shooting has wrapped over the last few days, the cast and crew have been taking to Twitter to say a fond and slightly sad goodbye to the show, using the hashtag #LastDaysofDownton. […]

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‘Downton Abbey’s Elizabeth McGovern to Tour U.S. with British Band

American actress Elizabeth McGovern is taking a brief hiatus from England, but its no holiday. The Downton Abbey actress, who portrays Cora Crawley, also fronts a seven-piece folk-rock band, which is heading to the U.S. in December, reports the Associated Press. The band, Sadie and the Hotheads, have confirmed eight shows, starting in Washington D.C. on December 4, […]


10 American Actors Who’ve Done British TV

At the moment, it is relatively commonplace to see British stars infiltrate American TV shows—from Damian Lewis in Homeland to Hugh Laurie in House to Karen Gillan in Selfie—but it’s rarer to come across an actual famous American actor in a British TV show. The reason for this is fairly clear: Hollywood has traditionally been […]

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Recap: Big Relief! No One Dies in ‘Downton Abbey’ Finale

What a difference a year makes. Remember the bummer of last year’s final episode of Downton Abbey, when viewers were left in shock and tears as Matthew Crawley died in an auto accident just hours after the birth of his first son and heir? Happily, this fourth season’s finale contained no deaths and concluded on […]

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Recap: Life Gets Bazaar at Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey was as busy as London’s Paddington Station with all the comings and goings in Season Four’s seventh episode. Lady Mary’s various beaus kept popping up like toast, Aunt Rosamund paid a visit and the entire village descended on the estate for the annual church bazaar. In between, there were multiple declarations of love, […]

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Recap: ‘Downton Abbey’s’ Lady Mary Finds Love, or at Least Like, in a Pigpen

It is busy, busy, busy both upstairs and downstairs at Downton Abbey in Season Four’s sixth episode. There are arrivals and departures, several possible romances brewing, an abortion contemplated and Downton’s oldest resident, the Dowager Countess, takes ill, as do its newest residents, a bunch of pigs. Departing is Robert Crawley (Hugh Bonneville), who’s grudgingly […]

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‘Downton Abbey’ Recap: Season Four, Episode 5

Woo-hoo! Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) has yet another potential suitor, even if she and he don’t yet know that they’re meant for each other. Downtown Abbey gets what is, judging from everyone’s stunned expressions both upstairs and down, its first ever black visitor: Jack Ross (Gary Carr), an American singer and jazz band leader invited […]

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‘Downton Abbey’ Recap: Season Four, Episode 4

The battle between Mrs. Patmore (Lesley Nicol) and modern conveniences continues. Earlier this season, the head cook at Downton Abbey raged against the machine when an electric mixer was introduced into her kitchen. In the latest episode, she expresses anxiety over an electric sewing machine (“I don’t think it has any place in the servant’s […]

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