Elizabeth Mcgovern

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Elizabeth McGovern

Born: 18 July 1961

The American actress of film and television. Elizabeth McGovern is known for such works as the «Downton Abbey», «Once in America», «Ragtime» and «Buffalo Soldiers». Nominee for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1982.

Biography of Elizabeth McGovern / Elizabeth McGovern

Elizabeth McGovern was born July 18, 1961 in Evanston, Illinois, USA, the son of a university professor William McGovern and schoolteacher Catherine Walcott.

The grandfather of actress paternal – the famous American explorer, anthropologist and journalist William Montgomery McGovern. who is known as a possible prototype of Indiana Jones. My great-grandfather on his mother’s side – diplomat Ethelbert Watts.

At an early age the future actress with her parents moved to Los Angeles, where her father got a job as a professor of law. In school years Elizabeth McGovern started playing in amateur theatricals and work in the theater. Receiving a certificate, she decided to study acting, first in San Francisco, and then entered the famous Juilliard School of Dramatic Art in New York.

Career Elizabeth McGovern / Elizabeth McGovern

The screen actress first appeared in 1980. Elizabeth McGovern was the debut drama director Robert Redford’s “Ordinary People». where she played with such stars as Donald Sutherland and Mary Tyler Moore.

The next year, aspiring actress played in the film Milos Forman’s “Ragtime». This work brought Elizabeth is unique in her career Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe in the category of “Best Supporting Actress”.

In 1983, the screens out one of the most famous films with the participation of Elizabeth McGovern – gangster film Sergio Leone’s “Once in America». This painting, which consistently ranks in the list of the hundred best films according to IMDb It was nominated for a number of prestigious film awards.

After the success of the painting «Once in America» Elizabeth McGovern starred in the movies «Racing with the Moon», «bedroom window», «Johnny Handsome». In 90 years, the actress has also been very popular. Very successful was the crime drama “shock to the system” in which she starred with Michael Caine and Peter Riegert. Later, Elizabeth McGovern starred in «Me and Veronica», «King of the Hill», «Wings of the Dove», «Scarlet Pimpernel ». Toward the end of the 90’s on-screen actress mostly played supporting roles, often preferring to work in a movie theater career.

In the early 2000s, Elizabeth McGovern shot quite a bit. Of notable projects with her participation note pictures «Buffalo Soldiers», «Room with a View» and «Unbelievable». Beginning in 2010, the actress has become much more likely to appear on the screen. She played Mrs. Lizevski in the crime comedy «Kick», performed a small role in the adventure fantasy «Clash of the Titans». In this picture, its partners in the set become Sam Warrington. Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes.

Elizabeth McGovern / Elizabeth McGovern in the TV series Downton Abbey

In 2010, the actress started acting in one of the most successful projects in her career. She plays Countess of Grantham in the British television series «Downton Abbey», which hit the Guinness Book of Records as “the most talked about series critics.” Heroin Elizabeth McGovern – Cora Crowley, an American-born wife of Lord Grantham and the mother of three daughters.

The series “Downton Abbey” won numerous awards, including an Emmy for best TV series in 2011. Elizabeth McGovern was nominated for an Emmy and a Golden Globe for best actress miniseries or movie on TV.

Filmography of Elizabeth McGovern / Elizabeth McGovern

A good day for the wedding (2012) Cheerful Weather for the Wedding

The coat of arms of the angels (2011) Angels Crest

Downton Abbey (TV series 2010 -.) Downton Abbey

Clash of the Titans (2010) Clash of the Titans

Kick-Ass (2010) Kick-Ass

ten-stories (TV series, 2009) 10 Minute Tales

Unbelievable (2008) Inconceivable

Freezing (TV series 2007 – 2008) Freezing

Room with a View (2007) A Room with a View

Daphne (2007) Daphne

Freezing (2007) Freezing

True (2006) The Truth

Three Moons Over Milford (series 2005 -.)

The twelfth Thursday (2003) Thursday the 12th

Buffalo Soldiers (2001) Buffalo Soldiers

Flamingo Rising (2001) The Flamingo Rising

The house of joy (2000) The House of Mirth

Manila (2000) Manila

The law and order. Special Victims Unit (TV series 1999 -.) Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Crimson primrose (TV series 1998) The Scarlet Pimpernel

Misfortunes of Margaret (1998) The Misadventures of Margaret

The man with the rain boots (1998) The Man with Rain in His Shoes

Clover (1997) Clover

Wings of the Dove (1997) The Wings of the Dove

The case of Ben Tyler (1996) The Summer of Ben Tyler

Broken Glass (1996)

betray the trust (1995) Broken Trust

Wings of Courage (1995) Wings of Courage

Wake (1994) The Favor

Me and Veronica (1993) Me and Veronica

King of the Hill (1993) King of the Hill

Presentation (TV series, 1992 – 1998) Performance

Tales of Hollywood (1992) Tales from Hollywood

Women and Men: Stories of Seduction (TV, 1990) Women and Men: Stories of Seduction

Set the radio tomorrow … (1990) Tune in Tomorrow.

Beat the system (1990) A Shock to the System

The Handmaid’s Tale (1989) The Handmaid’s Tale

Johnny Handsome (1989) Johnny Handsome

Tales from the Crypt (TV series, 1989 – 1996) Tales from the Crypt

Poirot (TV series 1989 -.) Poirot

She is the child (1988) She’s Having a Baby

Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (1987) Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam

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