Elizabeth McGovern - Quotes

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I wasn't ecstatic about being pregnant - I wasn't somebody who actively wanted kids. Certainly there were no fantasies about nappy-changing.

I wasn't ecstatic about being pregnant - I wasn't somebody who actively wanted kids. Certainly there were no fantasies about nappy-changing.

I miss sometimes the buzz of America. A sense that anything can change at the drop of a hat. In a way, it's an exhausting thing to live with. ---->>>

In today's world, we all live with the burden of feeling that anything is possible if we're only clever enough, smart enough, work hard enough. ---->>>

I don't believe in villains - just people who channel their energy in the wrong way. ---->>>

I like writing letters and receiving letters. It's a shame that we've lost the art of letter-writing and saving correspondence. I mourn that. ---->>>

My father was an academic, an eccentric. He was a lecturer. ---->>>

I had reconciled myself to being happily out to pasture, a bit. ---->>>

I just find it fascinating, like everybody, to be in a different life. It's an escape. ---->>>

I still feel I'm doing the same work I've always done. ---->>>

I'm someone who's done the opposite of whatever the received wisdom is, to keep your career going into your 50s. ---->>>

If I feel I can play a part I do everything in my power to try to play it. ---->>>

In London, I take the Tube everywhere. ---->>>

Most people grow up dreaming of going to Hollywood and some of them work and work and work and finally end up in Hollywood. ---->>>

We lack rituals in this modern world. ---->>>

I've been in things that have impressed people and they've come up to congratulate you but in a kind of, you-must-think-you're-really-special way. ---->>>

England as a culture has endured so much more than America has as a culture, so it's given them a different perspective. ---->>>

I can't just sit around thinking how lucky I am. ---->>>

I have a terrible sense of direction. ---->>>

I turned down the opportunity to be in some films that went on to be blockbusters. ---->>>

I've found acting on stage much more challenging than on screen. ---->>>

I've got my private life - that's sacred - and I didn't have that before. ---->>>

It's peaceful for people to know how their lives are going to be, pretty much. ---->>>

It's very tough when two creative people are together.

It's very tough when two creative people are together.

My family were all into classical music, and I found that very intimidating. ---->>>

My job now is to work hard and learn all I can. ---->>>

North Hollywood isn't actually Hollywood, it's in the San Fernando Valley... it's not the most glamorous part of L.A. ---->>>

Now we have to contend with overstimulation and too many opportunities all the time, and too many decisions all the time. ---->>>

That feeling of being 19 or 20 and 'hot' in Hollywood was so intense. ---->>>

The way it works in Hollywood is that if you're hot it doesn't matter if you're right for the part or not, you're just offered it. ---->>>

There is nothing in my life where I view myself as a 1920s person. ---->>>

To me, the lyrics of the song define the kind of style it is. ---->>>

Well, I have a band, Sadie and the Hotheads, and we have an album that is already out that is available on our website. ---->>>

Well, when I moved to England I was making a lot of personal adjustments because I was getting married and starting a family, that sort of thing. ---->>>

Whenever I work on anything, there's always the fantasy that what one is doing is the next 'Citizen Kane'-slash-'Sopranos.' ---->>>

By definition, an actor's life is a recipe for regret. There are always roads you could have taken. But I've lived long enough to realise that each road has its own rewards.

By definition, an actor's life is a recipe for regret. There are always roads you could have taken. But I've lived long enough to realise that each road has its own rewards.

As far as I can see women who have facelifts don't look younger, just weirder. You see them on screen with these tight, little porcelain faces - then the hand goes up to the face and it looks like it belongs to an alien. I find it really freaky. ---->>>

Hollywood never suited me, I didn't ever feel comfortable with it, it took me a couple of years but I found where I was always meant to be... Chiswick! ---->>>

Honestly, I am always shocked when I see myself in the mirror because I feel exactly the same as I did when I was 18 getting off the plane to go to Juilliard in New York. ---->>>

I love having the opportunity to explore a part for a great length of time, really get deeper and deeper into it, because you only have a chance to do that once or twice in a career. ---->>>

So the English approach to show business and their work is more - and this is a big generalization, I hasten to say - but it's more, they work on it as a craft job. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 07-18, 1961
Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, U.S.
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Occupation: Actress
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Elizabeth Lee McGovern (born July 18, 1961) is an American film, television, and theater actor, and musician. She 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 (wikipedia)