Elizabeth McGovern

Downton Abbey Season 5: Intrigue, Seduction, Fire! See New Trailer!

Downton Abbey returns for season 5 in September in the UK and it looks like the modern world has finally caught up with the staid British aristocrats. And, that’s exactly the problem, groans head butler Charles Carson, played by Jim Carter. The new trailer only provides snapshots of the upcoming season, but it looks like the Abbey will be rocked by scandal. The whole clan is there: Dame Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Hugh Bonneville, Joanne Froggatt, Elizabeth McGovern, Rob James-Collier, Brendan Coyle, Laura Carmichael, Allen Leech, Lily James, Sophie Mcshera and Tom Cullen....

Elizabeth McGovern is No Lady; She’s Rocker Sexy Sadie (watch!)

Elizabeth McGovern, who plays the genteel Lady Cora Crawley on the high-brow PBS series “Downtown Abbey,” has an alter ego. Meet rocker Sexy Sadie. McGovern, 52, best known of late as genteel Lady Cora Crawley on the high-brow public television series “Downtown Abbey,” is using her downtime from the show to tour with her rock band Sadie and the Hotheads....

Is Downton Abbey Starting to Face a Cultural Backlash in America?

America’s love affair with “Downton Abbey” may be on the rocks. After four seasons, the Crawley family is facing a backlash over their utter disdain for all things American, Lady Cora notwithstanding, of course. Granted the show was written and produced in Britain, but creator and head writer Julian Fellowes seems to take a particular delight in portraying America as a land of uncouth loudmouths and overweening four-flushers....

Downton Abbey Season 4 Preview: Ladies Ready to Roar in the ’20s

Downton Abbey’s genteel ladies are ready to let their hair down, as the Roaring ’20s gets into full swing on Seasons 4 of the award winning BBC show. The staid manor is swept up in jazz, bathtub gin and the fresh whiff of scandal. Lady Mary, Edith (Laura Carmichael) and cousin Rose (Lily James) are ready to throw off the shackles of Edwardian England in the face of advancing modernism. Who knows, we may even get to see them vote!...

Downton Abbey Finale: Lady Mary Finally Finds Her Match (watch!)

Lady Mary and Matthew finally tied up a loose end that has been driving the plot of "Downton Abbey" for two seasons. What better way to end season two, after so much grief, than to see the young heir on bended knee proposing in a wonderous snow? Of course there was the little problem of Sir Richard (Iain Glen). He tried to leverage his way into the Crawley family and Lady Mary's (Michelle Dockery) heart by holding her scandal with the Turkish fellow over her head....

Downton Abbey Splits at Seams at War’s End: Episode 6 Recap

Downtown Abbey seemed to come apart at the seams, just when the aristocratic family thought it could return to normal with the end of World War I. But the war has wrought more changes than even they realized. Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens) was one of the more fortunate. His paralyzing war wound turned out to be a bruised rather than severed spinal cord and he regained his ability to walk, thanks to his betrothed Lavinia Swire (Zoe Boyle)....