Happy Birthday, Elizabeth McGovern! 10 Life Lessons from ‘Downton Abbey’s’ Cora, Countess of Grantham

In honor of Elizabeth McGovern's 52nd birthday, we've assembled 10 of Cora, Countess of Grantham's best quotes about love, life, respect, and more. Happy birthday!
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Cora Countess of Grantham

Is it time for season four of Downton Abbey yet? No? Not until January (or autumn, if you happen to live in the UK)? Blast! The wait just seems to get longer and longer…

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But while we’re waiting, let’s wish Elizabeth McGovern, aka Cora, Countess of Grantham, a very happy birthday! The actress turns 52 today, and may we say, Elizabeth, you are looking MARVELOUS. In honor of the occasion, we’ve assembled 10 of Cora’s best lines from Downton Abbey. It’s easy to overlook Cora when you’ve got the barbed wit of the Dowager Countess (Maggie Smith) stealing the show in every scene she’s in, but if you look past the noise, Cora has some valuable lessons about love, respect, and the healing power of sandwiches to teach us. Here’s to many more words of wisdom in years to come!


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  1. Erica Best says:

    i love this show

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