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Elizabeth McGovern

 
Date Of Birth:
July 18, 1961 (61)
Birth Place:
Evanston, IL, USA
Bio:
Academy Award-nominated actress Elizabeth McGovern is Cora, Countess of Grantham in the critically acclaimed series "Downton Abbey." The smash hit "Downton Abbey" wrapped its final season after winning multiple awards including Emmys, Golden Globes, and BAFTAs. Elizabeth has been nominated for both ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: July 18, 1961 (61)

Birth Place: Evanston, IL, USA

Bio:
Academy Award-nominated actress Elizabeth McGovern is Cora, Countess of Grantham in the critically acclaimed series "Downton Abbey." The smash hit "Downton Abbey" wrapped its final season after winning multiple awards including Emmys, Golden Globes, and BAFTAs. Elizabeth has been nominated for both ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [West End]
Original West End Production, 2019
Performer
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company Revival, 2017
Mrs. Conway
  [Broadway]
1992
Ophelia
  [Broadway]
1989
Melissa Gardner [Replacement]

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Elizabeth McGovern

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Stage

Performances
  [West End]
Original West End Production, 2019
Performer

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company Revival, 2017
Mrs. Conway

  [Broadway]
1992
Ophelia

  [Broadway]
1989
Melissa Gardner [Replacement]

Elizabeth McGovern Biography

Academy Award-nominated actress Elizabeth McGovern is Cora, Countess of Grantham in the critically acclaimed series "Downton Abbey." The smash hit "Downton Abbey" wrapped its final season after winning multiple awards including Emmys, Golden Globes, and BAFTAs. Elizabeth has been nominated for both an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her performance as Lady Cora. While studying at The Juilliard School in New York City in 1980, Elizabeth was offered a part in her first movie, Ordinary People, starring opposite Timothy Hutton and directed by Robert Redford. She then went on to earn an Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of Evelyn Nesbit in Milos Forman's Ragtime. In 1984, Elizabeth starred with Robert De Niro and James Woods in Sergio Leone's cult gangster movie Once Upon a Time in America, and later opposite Mickey Rourke in Johnny Handsome. Her recent film Unexpected, in which she stars opposite Cobie Smulders, premiered at Sundance, and she just finished shooting Showing Roots with Maggie Grace. Her other film credits include Buffalo Soldiers, King of the Hill, She's Having a Baby and Racing with the Moon. Since moving to England and starting a family of her own with husband Simon Curtis (director of My Week With Marilyn and Woman in Gold), Elizabeth continued to work in theatre and television. Born in Illinois, Elizabeth is also a singer-songwriter and has just recorded her third album, Still Waiting, with the band she formed and fronts, Sadie and the Hotheads. Sadie and the Hotheads have played the Isle of Wight and Hard Rock Calling Festival (Bruce Springsteen and Paul Simon headlining) and have completed a mini tour with Mike and the Mechanics. She will next be seen opposite Liam Neeson in The Commuter.




Elizabeth McGovern News

Elizabeth McGovern Will Lead WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? at Theatre Royal Bath Photo Elizabeth McGovern Will Lead WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? at Theatre Royal Bath
by Stephi Wild - Aug 22, 2022

Theatre Royal Bath Productions present Edward Albee's masterpiece Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?  starring Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey) and directed by Lindsay Posner, which will play Theatre Royal Bath from 13 January to 11 February 2023.

AVA: THE SECRET CONVERSATIONS Joins Geffen Playhouse's 2022/23 Season Photo AVA: THE SECRET CONVERSATIONS Joins Geffen Playhouse's 2022/23 Season
by Stephi Wild - Aug 9, 2022

Ava: The Secret Conversations will join the Geffen Playhouse 2022/2023 season lineup to complete the full season.

DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA Now Streaming Exclusively on Peacock Photo DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA Now Streaming Exclusively on Peacock
by Michael Major - Jun 27, 2022

'Downton Abbey: A New Era' reunites the original principal cast, including Hugh Bonneville, Jim Carter, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton, Penelope Wilton. In addition to the original cast, Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye and Dominic West will join the cast.

DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA to Stream on Peacock Photo DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA to Stream on Peacock
by Michael Major - Jun 14, 2022

The film includes Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Raquel Cassidy, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Michael Fox, Joanne Froggatt, Harry Hadden-Paton, Robert James-Collier, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Tuppence Middleton, Lesley Nichol, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton, Penelope Wilton. 

BWW Interview: Elizabeth McGovern on the Theatricality of DOWNTON ABBEY Photo BWW Interview: Elizabeth McGovern on the Theatricality of DOWNTON ABBEY
by Michael Major - May 19, 2022

McGovern is no stranger to the stage, recently seen on the West End in  AVA: The Secret Conversations. She has also been seen on Broadway in Time and the Conways, Hamlet, and Love Letters. BroadwayWorld caught up with McGovern to discuss what audiences can expect from the new film, the theatricality of Downton Abbey, and more.

VIDEO: Watch a Recap of the First DOWNTON ABBEY Film Photo VIDEO: Watch a Recap of the First DOWNTON ABBEY Film
by Michael Major - Apr 8, 2022

The original principal cast of DOWNTON ABBEY will all once again return for the second film. In addition to the original cast, Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye, Dominic West, and Jonathan Zacca√Į will join the cast. Watch the recap of the first film now!

Official DOWNTON ABBEY Podcast to Launch Ahead of New Film Photo Official DOWNTON ABBEY Podcast to Launch Ahead of New Film
by Michael Major - Mar 15, 2022

A brand new weekly re-watch podcast, Downton Abbey: The Official Podcast, hosted by Rotten Tomatoes awards editor Jacqueline Coley and broadcaster Anita Rani, features exclusive interviews and unrivalled behind-the-scenes access to the cast & creatives behind one of the world’s most beloved historical drama franchises.

Riverside Studios Launches Auction In Collaboration With The Art Hound Gallery Photo Riverside Studios Launches Auction In Collaboration With The Art Hound Gallery
by Stephi Wild - Feb 24, 2022

With Ava: The Secret Conversations, written by and starring Elizabeth McGovern, currently running at Riverside Studios until 16 April 2022, the West London cultural hub today launches a charity auction in collaboration with The Art Hound Gallery to bid for a single, rare, co-signed Diamond Dust Silkscreen portrait of Elizabeth McGovern by renowned British artist David Studwell.

VIDEO: New DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA Film Trailer Released Photo VIDEO: New DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA Film Trailer Released
by Michael Major - Feb 15, 2022

From award-winning creator Julian Fellowes comes the motion picture event DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA. The much-anticipated cinematic return of the global phenomenon reunites the beloved cast, including Harry Hadden-Paton, Robert James-Collier, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Imelda Staunton, Laura Haddock, and more.

Photo: Check Out a New DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA Poster Photo Photo: Check Out a New DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA Poster
by Michael Major - Feb 14, 2022

The original principal cast of DOWNTON ABBEY will all once again return for the second film. In addition to the original cast, Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye, Dominic West, and Jonathan Zacca√Į will join the cast. The official trailer will be released tomorrow, February 15.

Elizabeth McGovern Videos

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for BRIDGE AND TUNNEL on EPIX VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for BRIDGE AND TUNNEL on EPIX
by Stage Tube - Dec 14, 2020

Written, directed and produced by Edward Burns (Saving Private Ryan, Public Morals), this dramedy series set in 1980 revolves around a group of recent college grads setting out to pursue their dreams in Manhattan while still clinging to the familiarity of their working-class Long Island home town.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Season Two of PENNYWORTH VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Season Two of PENNYWORTH
by Stage Tube - Nov 10, 2020

A year after the explosive events of last season, England finds itself embroiled in a devastating civil war, with the powerful, neo-fascist Raven Union, led by Lord Harwood (Jason Flemyng) threatening to control the entire country.

VIDEO: Watch an Interview with DOWNTON ABBEY Writer Julian Fellowes on OPEN STUDIO WI VideoVIDEO: Watch an Interview with DOWNTON ABBEY Writer Julian Fellowes on OPEN STUDIO WITH JARED BOWEN
by Stage Tube - Oct 2, 2019

On the latest episode of WGBH's Open Studio with Jared Bowen, Jared sits down with Downton Abbey creator, screenwriter, and producer Julian Fellowes on the heels of the Downton Abbey movie's big opening weekend. Watch the interview below!

VIDEO: DOWNTON ABBEY Cast Talks Bringing The Crawley Family To The Big Screen VideoVIDEO: DOWNTON ABBEY Cast Talks Bringing The Crawley Family To The Big Screen
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2019

‚ÄúDownton Abbey‚ÄĚ stars Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Laura Carmichael, Allen Leech, Jim Carter and Kevin Doyle stop by TODAY to discuss the Crawley family's return, this time on the big screen.

VIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peek of the DOWNTON ABBEY Film in New Featurette VideoVIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peek of the DOWNTON ABBEY Film in New Featurette
by Stage Tube - Aug 20, 2019

Focus Features has released a sneak peek featurette for the highly-anticipated Dowtown Abbey film, only in theaters this September.

VIDEO: Matthew Broderick Discusses Making West End Debut in THE STARRY MESSENGER VideoVIDEO: Matthew Broderick Discusses Making West End Debut in THE STARRY MESSENGER
by Stage Tube - Jan 29, 2019

Matthew Broderick was a guest on today's episode of 'Live with Kelly and Ryan.' During the interview, Broderick talks about heading to London to make his West End stage debut in he Starry Messenger by Kenneth Lonergan.

VIDEO: The Crawley Family Returns in the DOWNTON ABBEY Film Teaser VideoVIDEO: The Crawley Family Returns in the DOWNTON ABBEY Film Teaser
by Stage Tube - Dec 14, 2018

The Crawley's return in the first teaser trailer for the Downton Abbey film. This is the first glimpse of them after their departure in 2015 after six award-winning seasons on PBS and ITV.

VIDEO: TIME AND THE CONWAYS' Anna Camp Talks 'Pitch Perfect' Marriage & More on 'COLB VideoVIDEO: TIME AND THE CONWAYS' Anna Camp Talks 'Pitch Perfect' Marriage & More on 'COLBERT'
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 31, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, guest Anna Camp sampled a few songs that she and her husband, who she met while filming PITCH PERFECT sing along at home. The actress also discusses her new Broadway show TIME AND THE CONWAYS

BWW TV: CONWAYS on Parade! Go Inside Opening Night with the Cast VideoBWW TV: CONWAYS on Parade! Go Inside Opening Night with the Cast
by TV - Opening Night Special - Oct 11, 2017

Time stopped last night at the American Airlines Theatre, when Time and the Conways officially returned to Broadway. The Roundabout Theatre Companyproduction opened last night, October 10, 2017 and BroadwayWorld was there to catch the company as they celebrated the special night.

BWW TV: Get A First Look At TIME AND THE CONWAYS on Broadway! VideoBWW TV: Get A First Look At TIME AND THE CONWAYS on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 10, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a first look at TIME AND THE CONWAYS on Broadway! Check out the video montage below!


Elizabeth McGovern Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Elizabeth McGovern been in?
Elizabeth McGovern has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Elizabeth McGovern been in?
Elizabeth McGovern has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Elizabeth McGovern's first West End show?
Elizabeth McGovern's first West End show was The Starry Messenger which opened in 2019