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Elizabeth McGovern: so good in Downtown Abbey

Why wasn't she a bigger star?

by Anonymousreply 4801/12/2015

Elizabeth Perkins got all her roles.

by Anonymousreply 109/11/2011

I thought she was spidery and awful in Downton Abbey.

by Anonymousreply 209/11/2011

Spidery? Explain.

by Anonymousreply 309/11/2011

Like the Empress of the Racnoss!

by Anonymousreply 409/11/2011

She had a memorable small performance in Ordinary People. She also has beautiful large eyes.

by Anonymousreply 509/11/2011

took her tits out for Ragtime

by Anonymousreply 609/11/2011

What's she look like these days?

by Anonymousreply 709/11/2011

She got a big push at the time she had her movie breakthrough, but she wasn't that great in any of them, IMO. And I think she is quite good in Downton Abbey.

by Anonymousreply 809/11/2011

What does spidery mean. I used to love and glad to see her back, but honestly she is not the best thing in Downton Abbey.

by Anonymousreply 909/11/2011

she looks almost the same r7. Her face is thinner and she's wrinkled a little but overall pretty nice. Not too botoxed or anything. I think that is because she lives in London.

by Anonymousreply 1009/11/2011

McGovern was indeed the best thing about Downtown Abbey. She's the only even slightly subversive element that unwittingly challenges Fellowes' aristo fantasist twaddle.

by Anonymousreply 1109/11/2011

McGovern is not the best things. All her daughters are more interesting, for instance

by Anonymousreply 1209/11/2011

When will Downton Abbey be back? Has season 2 aired in England yet?

by Anonymousreply 1309/11/2011

It's airing in January in America.

by Anonymousreply 1409/11/2011

R12, she has daughters who are actresses?

by Anonymousreply 1509/11/2011

She's really strange in Downton Abbey: she has that weird almost-whistling Chicago accent. But I do like her and find her appealing in the role.

A few years ago, she was in a British TV movie about Daphne du Maurier and was just about intolerably bad.

by Anonymousreply 1609/11/2011

Her daughters on the show, is what I assume r12 meant.%0D %0D Actually, Maggie Smith is the best thing about Downton Abbey.%0D %0D Meanwhile, didn't McGovern marry a U.K. director or something and move there? She left Hollywood behind. And she is a pleasant and fairly pretty woman, but she's not exactly a great actress or a great famewhore, which is what I guess you need to become "a bigger star."

by Anonymousreply 1709/11/2011

Downtown Abby was my second drag name until I shivved my pimp/manager and had to head for Mobile, where I switched to red hair and became Vanity Fairy.

by Anonymousreply 1909/11/2011

come on, she's terrible in Downtown Abbey. acts like she's drunk half the time.

Maggie Smith and the other woman, the lawyer/heir's mother, they're the ones to watch. And Hugh Bonnington.

by Anonymousreply 2009/12/2011

I think she's tremendous.

by Anonymousreply 2109/12/2011

Meh, r20. Your Miss Malaprop routine is tired and stale.

by Anonymousreply 2209/12/2011

moved to UK and had kids..... turns up occasionally

she was good in the the House of Mirth

by Anonymousreply 2309/12/2011

She was terrific in Once Upon A Time in America, which is a very underrated picture. The American theatrical release was crap; the director's cut has moments of brilliance.

by Anonymousreply 2409/12/2011

Maggie Smith and the gay butler are the best things about the show, not Liz McGovern and her slurred consonants.

by Anonymousreply 2509/12/2011

Maggie Smith chews the scenery like she hasn't eaten for days.

And Daphne wasn't unwatchable - it was just flawed. It's worthwhile for Janet McTeer alone.

by Anonymousreply 2609/12/2011

she's married to the director of Downton Abbey.

by Anonymousreply 2809/12/2011

The "stop the violent rhetoric" troll at R27 is posting the same fucking message on every thread. Go away, you gorgon!

by Anonymousreply 2909/12/2011

F&F each copy of that post. Robots aren't tolerated here.%0D

by Anonymousreply 3009/12/2011

the gay butler is a hotty. (I've grown tired of Liz)

by Anonymousreply 3109/17/2011

Gay footman

by Anonymousreply 3209/18/2011

She's also good in DownTON Abbey.

by Anonymousreply 3309/18/2011

she was the poor man's version of debra winger in the 80s

by Anonymousreply 3409/18/2011

elisabeth mcgovern is totally one dimensional with her upward eyes in EVERY scene..ugh!

by Anonymousreply 3601/05/2013

[quote]She was terrific in Once Upon A Time in America, which is a very underrated picture.

GREAT movie.

by Anonymousreply 3701/05/2013

To be honest she seems like a nice person, but I can't stand her on Downton Abbey, the writers seemed to purposely give the American less lines. The character is extremely passive, and sounds constipated whenever she talks.

by Anonymousreply 3801/05/2013

[quote] the writers seemed to purposely give the American less lines

You cannot be serious.

by Anonymousreply 3901/05/2013

Her biggest publicity push was before the release of "Ragtime", which had been a best-selling book and which was a much-anticipated film. The film was a huge flop, even if she looked absolutely great in it.

Her career went into low key after the "Ragtime" overexposure. And she also let herself be seen in public with terrible acne, which might have been a boner-killer for some.

by Anonymousreply 4001/05/2013

John McEnroe posts on DL Downton Abbey threads!

by Anonymousreply 4101/05/2013

What was wrong with the Daphne DuMaurier thing? I thought it was good, and all three female leads were good.

by Anonymousreply 4201/05/2013

She's the weakest link on DA. I wish she'd be off the show but as someone said she's married to the director unfortunately. Can't stand her. Never could when she was pushed on us either.

by Anonymousreply 4301/05/2013

Her husband is responsible for "My Week with Marilyn" but not Downton Abbey.

by Anonymousreply 4401/05/2013

She was GREAT in this!

by Anonymousreply 4501/05/2013

R38, make some effort to learn English before you humiliate yourself again by attempting to communicate in the language.

by Anonymousreply 4601/05/2013

Does anyone else find her spidery?

by Anonymousreply 4701/06/2013

Just saw her in an episode of Poirot and she did not deliver her lines in baby talk and erratic cadence like she does in Downton Abbey. I guess it must be the director wants her to look sappy. She is a good actress and yes I did enjoy Ragtime.

by Anonymousreply 4801/12/2015
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