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Elizabeth McGovern is a Actor American born on 18 july 1961 at Evanston (USA)

Elizabeth McGovern

Elizabeth McGovern
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Birth name Elizabeth Lee McGovern
Nationality USA
Birth 18 july 1961 (57 years) at Evanston (USA)

Elizabeth Lee McGovern (born July 18, 1961) is an American film, television, and theater actor, and musician. McGovern received an Academy Award nomination for her role as Evelyn Nesbit in the 1981 film Ragtime. She is also known for her performance as Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham in the British drama series Downton Abbey, for which she has been nominated for an Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award. Her other films include Ordinary People (1980), Once Upon A Time In America (1984), The Handmaid's Tale (1990) and The Wings of the Dove (1997).


When she was 23, McGovern was engaged to actor Sean Penn whom she met on the set of Racing with the Moon. In 1992 she married British film director and producer Simon Curtis, and the couple have two children.

Best films

Ordinary People (1980)
The Wings of the Dove (1997)
Ragtime (1981)
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

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Filmography of Elizabeth McGovern (35 films)

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The Commuter, 1h45
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films, Film se déroulant dans un train
Actors Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Sam Neill, Jonathan Banks, Andy Nyman
Roles Karen MacCauley
Rating62% 3.148593.148593.148593.148593.14859
Comme après chaque journée de travail, Michael MacCauley, vendeur en assurances, rentre chez lui en prenant un train de banlieue, après une journée où il joue de malchance sur le plan professionnel et se fait voler son téléphone avant d'embarquer dans son train. Durant le trajet, il est abordé par une femme séduisante, lui soumettant une question théorique, pour laquelle il recevrait une certaine somme d'argent en récompense s'il y répondait favorablement et en acceptait les conséquences. Il finit par céder à la curiosité et se retrouve embarqué dans ce jeu". Comprenant progressivement ce que l'on attend de lui, et voulant faire marche arrière, il reçoit l’appel d’un mystérieux inconnu qui le force à identifier un passager caché dans le train. Michael est sommé de le faire avant le dernier arrêt. Pris dans un terrible engrenage, il va alors tout faire pour résoudre à temps cette énigme, tout en essayant de protéger les autres passagers.
Unexpected (2015)
, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality
Actors Cobie Smulders, Anders Holm, Elizabeth McGovern
Roles Carolyn
Rating57% 2.8524152.8524152.8524152.8524152.852415
Unexpected pregnancies create an unexpected friendship between an ambitious inner-city high school teacher and one of her promising students as they both tackle the realities of motherhood and their upcoming challenges with children
Woman in Gold, 1h47
Directed by Simon Curtis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Peinture, Films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Helen Mirren, Tatiana Maslany, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl, Charles Dance, Katie Holmes
Roles Judge Florence-Marie Cooper
Rating73% 3.6505753.6505753.6505753.6505753.650575
In a series of flashbacks throughout the film, Maria Altmann recalls the arrival of Nazi forces in Vienna, Austria, and the subsequent suppression of the Jewish community and the looting and pillaging conducted by the Nazis against Jewish families. Seeking to escape before the country is completely shut off, Maria Altmann and members of her family attempt to flee to the United States. While Altmann and her husband are successful in their escape, she is forced to abandon her parents in Vienna.
Cheerful Weather for the Wedding, 1h33
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Felicity Jones, Elizabeth McGovern, Luke Treadaway, Mackenzie Crook, Ellie Kendrick, Ben Greaves-Neal
Roles Mrs. Thatcham
Rating56% 2.803792.803792.803792.803792.80379
Today is Dolly's (Felicity Jones) wedding day, and her family is arriving at the manor house with all the cheerfulness, chaos and petty grievances that bubble to the surface at such gatherings. Trouble soon appears with the arrival of Joseph (Luke Treadaway), Dolly's lover from the previous summer, who throws her feelings into turmoil. To her mother's (Elizabeth McGovern) exasperation, his presence threatens to upset the design she had for her daughter's future. Dolly, for her part, just cannot decide whether to run away with Joseph or start a new life in Argentina with her husband to be.
Clash of the Titans, 1h46
Directed by Louis Leterrier
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Peplum
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films based on mythology, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Dans la Grèce mythologique, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Sam Worthington, Gemma Arterton, Mads Mikkelsen, Alexa Davalos, Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson
Roles Marmara
Rating57% 2.899312.899312.899312.899312.89931
In ancient times after defeating their predecessors, the Titans, the gods divided the Universe among themselves. Zeus took the skies, Poseidon took the seas, and Hades was left with the Underworld upon being tricked by Zeus. The gods created the mortals, whose faith and prayers assured the gods' immortality. As time passed, however, mortals began to question them and soon resist their creators, angering the Olympians.
Kick-Ass (2010)
, 1h50
Directed by Matthew Vaughn
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Gangster films
Actors Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Mark Strong, Nicolas Cage, Lyndsy Fonseca
Roles Mrs. Lizewski
Rating75% 3.796263.796263.796263.796263.79626
Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson) is an ordinary teenager who lives in Staten Island, New York. Dave purchases a bodysuit and makes modifications to it. He then embarks on a campaign to become a real-life superhero, armed with a couple of batons. During his first attempt to fight crime, he becomes the victim of a stabbing and a hit and run. This leaves him with multiple fractures and metal plates, all of which cause him to require extensive rehabilitation. In the process of recovery, he gains a capacity to endure pain and enhanced durability. In his absence from school, a rumor spreads that he is gay, as he was found naked by the paramedics after discarding his costume. As a result, his longtime crush, Katie Deauxma (Lyndsy Fonseca), immediately attempts to become his friend.
Inconceivable, 1h45
Directed by Mary McGuckian
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Jennifer Tilly, Andie MacDowell, Géraldine Chaplin, Elizabeth McGovern, Colm Feore, Kerry Fox
Roles Tallulah 'Tutu' Williams
Rating24% 1.20971.20971.20971.20971.2097
Dr. Freeman (Feore) runs a Las Vegas Assisted Reproductive Technology clinic. Eight of the nine women are inseminated and become pregnant, except Salome (Tilly) who manages to conceive naturally.
Buffalo Soldiers, 1h38
Directed by Gregor Jordan
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Crime
Themes Military humor in film, Politique, Political films
Actors Joaquin Phoenix, Ed Harris, Anna Paquin, Scott Glenn, Haluk Bilginer, Elizabeth McGovern
Roles Mrs. Berman
Rating67% 3.398663.398663.398663.398663.39866
Specialist Ray Elwood (Joaquin Phoenix) is a U.S. Army soldier stationed in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1989. Bored with the lack of a war, he instead devotes his attention to black market deals, as well as cooking heroin for a gang of drug-dealing Military Police led by Sergeant Saad. As a supply specialist, Elwood poses as a model soldier and friendly confidant to his incompetent commanding officer, Colonel Berman (Ed Harris), who gives Elwood the opportunity to turn Army protocol to his advantage. Berman has no idea what supplies his subordinate is requisitioning or that Elwood is sleeping with his wife (Elizabeth McGovern).
The House of Mirth, 2h20
Directed by Terence Davies
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Gillian Anderson, Dan Aykroyd, Terry Kinney, Anthony LaPaglia, Laura Linney, Elizabeth McGovern
Roles Mrs. Carry Fisher
Rating70% 3.547553.547553.547553.547553.54755
Lily Bart is a beautiful socialite accustomed to comfort and luxury. Along with her younger cousin, Grace Stepney, she lives with her wealthy aunt, Julia Peniston. Through a series of unfortunate misunderstandings, she learns of the bitter consequences for a single woman without wealth, living in an uncaring society.
The Misadventures of Margaret
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Parker Posey, Jeremy Northam, Craig Chester, Elizabeth McGovern, Brooke Shields, Patrick Bruel
Roles Till Turner
Rating54% 2.7094052.7094052.7094052.7094052.709405
Une femme malheureuse en ménage traduit un conte libertin du XVIII siècle. Ce travail va avoir des répercussions inattendues sur sa vie privée.
The Man with Rain in His Shoes
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Lena Headey, Douglas Henshall, Mark Strong, Penélope Cruz, Elizabeth McGovern, Charlotte Coleman
Roles Diane
Rating63% 3.1974153.1974153.1974153.1974153.197415
Victor (Henshall) is an actor in London who is desperate to stop his ex-girlfriend, Sylvia (Headey), to whom he was unfaithful, from marrying another man. After meeting two mysterious dustmen, he is given the chance to travel back in time and relive his romance. However, he finds that things develop differently this time around—Sylvia has an affair with Dave (Strong), and she leaves him.