Elizabeth McGovern
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Downton star Elizabeth McGovern takes on music

17 October 2012 Last updated at 16:51 BST

Downton star Elizabeth McGovern admits she has some "paranoia" about launching her musical career.

McGovern, who stars as Cora Crawley in the hit television show, says it is very important that her music "stands up on its own right".

The actress plays guitar and is about to release an album with her band Sadie and the Hotheads.

She said her band mate Simon Nelson helped her have the confidence to take on a musical career.