Queen Elizabeth II has reigned longer and met more people than any British monarch. Now she's marking a milestone of a more personal kind, Her Majesty's 90th birthday. Join us as we look into the life of perhaps the most famous woman in the world.
Queen Elizabeth II has reigned longer, visited more places, and met more people than any British monarch. Now she's marking a milestone of a more personal kind, Her Majesty's 90th birthday. "Downton Abbey" star Elizabeth McGovern narrates this unprecedented look into the life of perhaps the most famous woman in the world. We look back on her remarkable 63-year rule, and gain intimate insights from Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and other members of the Royal Family.
Elizabeth McGovern is an Academy Award--nominated film, television, and theater actor, and musician. Born in Evanston, Illinois, McGovern studied acting at The Juilliard School and the American Conservatory Theater. While at Juilliard, she was spotted and hired for her first film role, playing the girlfriend of a troubled teenager in 1980's "Ordinary People." Throughout the following three decades, McGovern played numerous film, TV, and theater roles, including "Ragtime" (1981), "Once Upon a Time in America" (1984), "The Handmaid's Tale" (1990), "Kick-Ass" (2010), and "Clash of the Titans" (2010).
She also has strong ties to the U.K., with many highly regarded roles on British television, including her standout performance in the television drama "Downton Abbey." Some of McGovern's more recent projects include acting in the 2015 film "Woman in Gold" with Ryan Reynolds, performing and touring with her band Sadie and the Hotheads, and reprising her role as Lady Grantham in the fifth season of "Downton Abbey."
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