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Elizabeth McGovern first got Hollywood's attention with star-making roles in "Ordinary People" and "Ragtime." She's currently part of the marvelous ensemble cast on "Downton Abbey" as American-born Lady Cora Crawley, wife of Robert, Earl of Grantham, and mother to three feisty young women.
In "Cheerful Weather for the Wedding," a Tribeca Film Festival narrative feature, McGovern has a similar and perhaps more thankless role as the sensible Mrs. Thatcham. Her daughter Dolly (Felicity Jones) spends the morning of her wedding swilling rum and weighing her future; and when her old paramour Joseph (Luke Treadaway) shows up, it's just another hitch in a chaotic day full of mischievous, cranky, or downright drunken relatives.
Read on for more from Lady Crawley herself on the state of modern love, motherhood, and the appearance of Shirley MacLaine in the third season of "Downton." Get More »
The cast of PBS hit "Downton Abbey" is being scooped up by Hollywood faster than you can ask, "What is a weekend?"
Jessica Brown Findlay, who plays Lady Sybill Crawley on the popular show, has been cast as Beverly Penn, a terminally ill young woman who falls in love with a man who tries to rob her home in Warner Brothers' adaptation of Mark Helprin's 1983 novel, "Winter's Tale." The book, which was among the New York Times' 2006 nominees for the best work of American fiction in the last quarter century, combines the early 20th century period style audiences have come to know Findlay for, with sci-fi and fantasy. Get More »