Elizabeth McGovern

Elizabeth McGovern

Highest Rated: 92% Ragtime (1981)

Lowest Rated: 22% Angels Crest (2011)

Birthday: Jul 18, 1961

Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, USA

A stage-trained actress with a vulnerable, vibrant screen presence, Elizabeth McGovern made her film debut as the sympathetic girlfriend to Timothy Hutton in the Oscar-winning "Ordinary People" (1980), and followed it up with an Oscar- and Golden Globe-nominated turn as chorus girl Evelyn Nesbit in Milos Forman's "Ragtime" (1981). She was memorably paired with Robert De Niro in "Once Upon a Time in America" (1984) and Kevin Bacon in "She's Having a Baby," (1988), as well as impressed as a lesbian rebel in the dystopia-set "The Handmaid's Tale" (1990) and in the unusual romantic comedy "The Favor" (1994). She moved to Great Britain to marry English producer-director Simon Curtis in 1992 but returned to the States for work, appearing in Jean-Jacques Annaud's "Wings of Courage" (1995), various theatrical productions, and starring with Hank Azaria on her own sitcom, "If Not for You" (CBS, 1995). The actress took supporting roles in a string of highly acclaimed, literary-inspired projects, including the Oscar-nominated "The Wings of the Dove" (1997) and "The House of Mirth" (2000). She landed big screen roles as mothers to the heroes of "Kick-Ass" (2010) and "Clash of the Titans" (2010) but dazzled critics on the small screen with her masterful portrayal of the Countess of Grantham on the international smash "Dowtown Abbey" (ITV, 2010). A fascinating talent, Elizabeth McGovern brought a unique intelligence and beauty to her roles that only deepened and improved with age.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Name Without a Place Gretchen Lansing (Character) - 2019
84% 94% Downton Abbey Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham (Character) $96.8M 2019
55% 40% The Commuter Karen MacCauley (Character) $36.3M 2018
47% 75% The Chaperone Norma (Character),
Producer
$599.6K 2018
No Score Yet 40% Showing Roots Shirley (Character) - 2016
33% 16% Swung Dolly Adams (Character) - 2015
66% 44% Unexpected Carolyn (Character) - 2015
57% 79% Woman in Gold Judge Florence Cooper (Character) $33.3M 2015
37% 27% Cheerful Weather for the Wedding Mrs. Thatcham (Character) $1.9K 2012
22% 38% Angels Crest Jane (Character) - 2011
27% 40% Clash of the Titans Marmara (Character) $163.2M 2010
No Score Yet 22% Inconceivable Tallulah "Tutu" Williams (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 48% Daphne Ellen Doubleday (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Truth Donna (Character) - 2006
73% 72% Buffalo Soldiers Mrs. Berman (Character) $353.7K 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flamingo Rising Edna Lee (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hawkins Susie Hawkins (Character) - 2000
82% 73% The House of Mirth Carry Fisher (Character) $3M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thursday the 12th Candice Hopper (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Scarlet Pimpernel Marguerite Blakeney (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Scarlet Pimpernel and the Kidnapped King Marguerite Blakeney (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Scarlet Pimpernel Meets Mademoiselle Guillotine Marguerite Blakeney (Character) - 1999
29% 53% Twice Upon a Yesterday Diane (Character) $258.5K 1998
No Score Yet 33% The Misadventures of Margaret Till Turner (Character) - 1998
84% 78% The Wings of the Dove Susan 'Susie' Stringham (Character) $13.7M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Clover Sara Kate (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Summer of Ben Tyler Celia Rayburn (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Broken Glass Margaret Hyman (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Broken Trust Janice Dillon (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wings of Courage Noelle Guillaumet (Character) $15.1M 1995
27% 21% The Favor Emily Embrey (Character) $2.6M 1994
91% 84% King of the Hill Lydia (Character) $879.6K 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Me and Veronica Fanny (Character) $2K 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales From Hollywood Helen Schwartz (Character) - 1992
77% 62% A Shock to the System Stella Anderson (Character) $2M 1990
50% 52% Tune in Tomorrow... Elena Quince (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 25% Women & Men: Stories of Seduction Vicki (Character) - 1990
32% 43% The Handmaid's Tale Moira (Character) $1.2M 1990
62% 46% Johnny Handsome Donna McCarty (Character) $6.6M 1989
41% 52% She's Having a Baby Kristy Briggs (Character) $14.4M 1988
72% 49% The Bedroom Window Denise (Character) $8.8M 1987
56% 25% Native Son Mary Dalton (Character) $374.6K 1986
60% 62% Racing With the Moon Caddie Winger (Character) - 1984
87% 93% Once Upon a Time in America Deborah Gelly (Character) - 1984
40% 29% Lovesick Chloe Allen (Character) - 1983
92% 77% Ragtime Evelyn Nesbit (Character) - 1981
89% 88% Ordinary People Jeannine Pratt (Character) - 1980

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2020
75% 54% War of the Worlds Helen Brown (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet War of the Worlds Unknown (Character) 2019
82% 16% A Little Late With Lilly Singh Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Canada Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jonathan Ross Show Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Portrait Artist of the Year Guest 2018
86% 94% Downton Abbey on Masterpiece Cora (Character) 2012-2016 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Manor of Speaking Guest 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Million Dollar American Princesses Host 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chew Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Civil War: The Untold Story Narrator 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2011
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Dr. Faith Sutton (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Moons Over Milford Laura Davis (Character) 2006
44% No Score Yet The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire Helen Shaw (Character) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Scarlet Pimpernel Unknown (Character) 1999-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 1996
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet If Not for You Jessie Kent (Character) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joan Rivers Show Guest 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE EPIX: WAR OF THE WORLDS Helen Brown (Character)

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