Chiswick’s Countess Cora Rocks
Throws off Downton Abbey corsets to take to the stage with band
The Chiswick-based actress Elizabeth McGovern will shed her demure television image as the wife of the Earl of Grantham in the TV series ‘Downton Abbey’ to take on a very different role this summer.
She is scheduled to make a guest appearance with Scottish rock band Big Country at the Isle of Wight Festival, joining the band for their Main Stage performance at the festival in June.
Away from the period set of Downton, the American-born actress has a very different life as a performer with her band, Sadie and the Hot Heads. They will play a set on the Garden Stage just prior to her taking to the stage with Big Country.
Returning to the Isle of Wight Festival for the second year running, Big Country are in the process of making their first studio album in 13 years with producers Steve Lillywhite & Youth at the helm
Elizabeth McGovern, who lives in Chiswick with her husband and two daughters, has also starred in 'Once Upon A Time In America', 'Ragtime', and 'Ordinary People'.
March 17, 2012