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Elizabeth McGovern waits on husband Simon Curtis for charity

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Dec 04, 2012 | 4:00am EST

The singer/actress, who plays Cora, Countess of Grantham in hit period drama Downton Abbey, became a waitress for the night at The Ivy eaterie to raise funds for theatrical good causes and My Week with Marilyn moviemaker Curtis was in line to take advantage of his A-list server.

He joked, "She doesn't (wait on me) at home."

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes also waited on tables for the night as part of the One Night Only scheme, while Emma Thompson, Sir Derek Jacobi, Samantha Bond and Imelda Staunton were among the stars who took on the roles of bar staff, hosts and cloakroom assistants.

Proceeds from the night will go to The Combined Theatrical Charities, a group of 15 organisations which support actors and their families in times of hardship.

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