This past Daily Mail weekend edition featured an article about Elizabeth McGovern and her band Sadie And The Hot Heads:
Lady Cora rocks! Downton Abbey's Elizabeth McGovern on her REAL passion – gigging in pubs with her barnstorming band:
Lady Cora rocks. Or rather Elizabeth McGovern, the actress who plays her, does. And I mean she properly rocks. Yup, Elizabeth, 50, is a guitar-strumming, foot-tapping, lyric-belting rock chick. Which is why she’s here in west London’s Bush Hall, a favourite haunt of the likes of the late Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen, REM and The Killers, flashing more flesh than a 1920s flapper girl in a skimpy satin top.
Later this month she’ll be taking to the stage at the Isle of Wight Festival as lead singer in the band Sadie And The Hotheads, which includes brothers Steve and Simon Nelson. Music, you see, is her real passion. And the Earl of Grantham’s missus not only enchants with her breathy vocals (think Marianne Faithfull at her finest), but she also writes the songs.
‘Sadie is my alter ego,’ Elizabeth says. ‘She’s who I am. I am middle-aged. I’ve been in a long relationship, I’m watching my kids grow up and I’m looking at the world through that prism – the joys, the frustration, the boredom, the despair and the philosophies that get you through.’
The full article contains more about Elizabeth's life and family, read it here.