Elizabeth McGovern

Pencil Portrait by Antonio Bosano.

Elizabeth McGovern Pencil Portrait
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I first saw Elizabeth McGovern on the big screen when she was only twenty, acting in Robert Redford’s directorial debut “Ordinary People” (1981).

Since then, she has achieved worldwide fame as Cora, Countess of Grantham in the British drama series ‘Downton Abbey,’ – a role which has brought her both Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations – as well as appearing opposite Robert De Niro in ‘Once Upon A Time In America’ (1984).

As if her film and television work were not enough, McGovern remains probably the only star whose portrait I have drawn to date, who may be transferred eventually to another section of my website. In 2008 she began fronting the band Sadie and the Hotheads at The Castle pub venue in Portobello Road, London. The album ‘How not to lose things,’ featuring songs she developed with The Nelson Brothers, who are now part of the band, followed soon afterwards. A follow up would be issued in February 2015.

The actress has also admitted to an added benefit of her busy schedule of daytime filming and night-time singing. Offering advice to women everywhere about personal contentment, she has been reported as saying – “don’t get hooked into a relationship with yourself and the mirror, because that’s not a route to happiness. It certainly wouldn’t be for me.”