Downton Abbey stars talk excitement over new characters in Series 4
The are the belles of Downton Abbey, and Laura Carmichael and Elizabeth McGovern did not disappoint with their choice of frocks for the Global Fund fashion party on Monday evening
"Downton Abbey" actors Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery and Allen Leech may tap into their musical talents to form a band, McGovern said.
McGovern, who plays Lady Cora, told Britain’s The Telegraph that many of the musically talented cast of the period drama bring in guitars and perform music during downtime on the set.
She said there’s been talk of forming a musical group to perform for charity.
"We happen to have a lot of musicians in the cast but as yet we’ve never formalised anything. It would be interesting and definitely very different, I wouldn’t know which way we’d go musically, but it’s a fun idea," she said.
McGovern is a singer-songwriter for the band Sadie and the Hotheads and recently went on tour across England. She’s also welcomed Dockery, who plays Lady Mary on “Downton,” to perform with her on stage.
McGovern described Dockery’s talent as “amazing” and said she has a “natural ability.”
Both Dockery and Leech, who plays Tom Branson, play guitar, The Telegraph reported.
Sept. 15, 2013
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'I'll often do the American thing and say exactly what I think, which is not terribly British. I feel very out of place then,' said Elizabeth McGovern, who plays Lady Cora on Downton Abbey
Are you ready for the return of Downton-mania? The frenzied craze for the costume drama to end all costume dramas is set to shoot right off the scale when series four launches next weekend.
And even the normally unflappable Royals are getting in a lather over the imminent return of Lady Mary, Carson, the Earl of Grantham and his porcelain-skinned wife, Lady Cora, the Countess, played by the stunning American actress Elizabeth McGovern.
Except, unlike normal Downton fans, when the Royals crave a hit of their favourite show, they can simply turn up at Highclere Castle – the stately home where it is filmed – to meet the stars.
‘Pippa Middleton came with her mum and her brother,’ McGovern reveals, as she whisks Event on a whirlwind tour.
‘They were lovely. They asked lots of questions, stayed to watch some of the filming.
‘Pippa was very pretty and polite and I’d definitely say the cast were probably more excited than the guests. I had a big chat with her mum, too.’
On her immediate success: ‘Things happened so fast for me. I was 18, 19, 20,’ said Elizabeth
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Reader’s Digest (Oct 2013)