Downton Abbey's Elizabeth McGovern performs "Prepositions" by Lionel Shriver
WORDTheatre Short Story Podcast
We are releasing this story a day early, on September 11th, and when you listen you will understand why. To commemorate the 20th anniversary, we offer a poignant performance by Downton Abbey's Elizabeth McGovern of Lionel Shriver's powerful and thought-provoking story, "Prepositions." Be sure to hang around to hear a few works from our Author! And please engage with us. You can support us by signing up as a FREE LISTENER or a SUPPORTING ENTHUSIAST or PATRON Member at WORDTheatre.org. If you like what you are hearing, please write us a review, share this link with friends and join us for our Monthly Author/Actor Live Streams which included with all paid Memberships!
The Playlist ep 92: ‘Tin Star’ / Elizabeth McGovern ('The Chaperone’) / ‘Mastermind’/ ‘Beat the Internet’
00:46 Nick and Fiona talk about Tin Star, which stars Tim Roth as a washed-up English cop who ends up in small-town Canada where the oil company reigns supreme. Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) co-stars06:26 Fiona interviews Downton Abbey star Elizabeth McGovern about her new film The Chaperone22:52 We're talkin' game shows! Mastermind, hosted by Jennifer Byrne, and Beat the Internet, hosted by John Robins...30:08 Fiona recommends Korean film, Burning, in cinemas now, and Nick is loving HBO series, Barry
On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, Nashville-based singer-songwriter Gretchen Peters sits down for a chat with Elizabeth McGovern, the iconic actress from Ordinary People, Once Upon a Time in America and Downton Abbey, who is a talented musician in her own right. The two friends, who connected just a few years ago via Twitter, discuss everything from their mutual commitment to telling women’s stories (especially women over 30), the pluses and minuses of collaborating creatively with one's spouse, the downsides of early success, what songwriters can learn from watching Inside the Actors Studio, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Rosanne Cash's love of Downton Abbey, and much more. For more filmmakers and musicians in conversation, visit Talkhouse at talkhouse.com/film. Subscribe now to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkhouse Podcast.
With John Wilson.The poets laureate of the UK, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland will share a stage for the first time this Friday. All the poets laureate are women - and this has never happened before in the history of the laureateships. Carol Ann Duffy, Gillian Clarke and Liz Lochhead discuss their roles as national poets and talk about reflecting a nation in verse.Reece Shearsmith (Psychoville, The League Of Gentlemen) swaps surreal dark comedy for factual drama in The Widower. Based on the crimes of convicted murderer, Malcolm Webster, the three part series charts the events that led to a charming male nurse systematically attempting to murder more than one wife. Chris Dunkley reviews.Elizabeth McGovern discusses performing with her band, Sadie And The Hotheads. Best-known for playing Cora, the Countess of Grantham, on Downton Abbey, McGovern currently switches between filming Downton Abbey in the day, and performing on stage with The Hotheads at night. She talks about song-writing and how everyday experiences have inspired her songs.Director Jamie Lloyd talks to John on the set of his latest musical. With The Commitments already in London's West End, Jamie discusses taking on the oddly titled and unexpected Broadway hit, Urinetown. He also talks about his fast-paced and sometimes bloody style, working with Harold Pinter, and plans to bring the film Back To The Future to the stage.Producer: Rebecca Nicholson.