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Could There Be A Downton Abbey Band In The Works?

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09/18/2013 5:37 am
PopWrapped | Television
Could There Be A Downton Abbey Band In The Works?
Media Courtesy of Image credit to Rex Features

Rosie Clarke

Staff Writer

This might be the most genius idea. Like, ever. One of Downton Abbey’s crowning jewels, Elizabeth McGovern has recently stated that she would love for her cast mates to start a band. But who would be the lead singer? Well, Lady Cora herself actually fronts a band called Sadie and the Hotheads - they even have upcoming gigs at London’s Hippodrome Casino in November. Who knew? Meanwhile, Michelle Dockery who plays the delightfully straight-laced Mary on ITV’s hit show, is a trained jazz singer and guitarist off-screen. Allen Leech (Downton’s Tom) has also played with big bands in the past. McGovern announced that she would love to pull the gang together for a charity performance of some sort. “We happen to have a lot of musicians in the cast, but as yet we've never formalised anything. It would be interesting and definitely very different. I wouldn't know which way we'd go musically, but it's a fun idea.” Michelle has performed with Sadie and the Hotheads previously, so who knows maybe we will see more formal collaboration. Can we just say... Downton Abbey: The Musical? Yes please. Tune in this Sunday (September 22) at 9pm on ITV to see the new season premiere. For those of you too excited to wait, you can check out the trailer below!


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