Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Girl of the Day - Elizabeth McGovern
The American-born wife of an English lord in Downton Abbey, Elizabeth McGovern was an ingenue in Robert Redford's first movie, the Academy Award-winning Ordinary People, playing Timothy Hutton's girlfriend. Next she was in Ragtime, for which she was a Best Supporting Actress nominee, and one of my favorites, Racing With the Moon (although I haven't seen it now going on 30 years). It seemed as though she disappeared for awhile, but she was mostly appearing on British TV because she had married a British movie director and settled in the UK. But she was right in the Regular Guy's wheelhouse when I was just out of college and going to a lot of movies. She turns 51 today.