"Perfection is a full stop .... Ever the climbing but never the attaining Of the mountain top." W.G.
Tide was nearly full. Mist lay in a grey scarf along the line of the cliffs. .. and they walked home hand in hand through the slanting shadows of the new darkness.
I think that she is an exceptionally accomplished lady and admire her for spending her life in the pursuit of making a positive difference to the lives of others less fortunate. The first series of Poldark did make her appear very stiff and formal and the hairstyle was aging. Perhaps the BBC were simply following the fashions of the time. My favourite scene with Elizabeth was at the ball in London just after she had fainted and George had realised she was pregnant. This is when she looked every inch the fragile, stunningly delicate beauty she is described as being in the books.
Posted by Jim - Tue Sep 30 6:14 PM, 2008 in the "Introduction" Forum.http://poldark.activeboard.com/index.spark?forumID=35561&p=3&topicID=21105364
I recently came across a post on IMDB that is suppose to be from her husband, Bob Sorel. It has some recent information about Jill and seems to be legitimate. I have added it below. If you go to the web site, http://www.nomadfoundation.org/imalole.html ,there is a picture of her there. Unfortunatley, it is so small that it could be anyone.
"Jill left acting after completing "The Awakening". She explained it to me this way: "I was tired of dealing with the enormous egos of some of the people in the industry. I decided that I wanted to live a life that people would make a movie about rather than playing someone else's life". So she has; She went to Vietnam during the war (1968) where she was sort of a nurse and saw firsthand the horrors of war. After leaving the stage she became an international mediator in the Mid-East, Southeast Asia, and mostly South Africa, where she was in constant danger. She wrote a column for the London Daily Mail and helped to start the business school at Templeton College at Oxford. She became an environmental crusader against toxic dumping in England and stood for office, (fortunately she she didn't win as she wasn't a British citizen). She moved back to the states in 1989 and shortly afterward we met and have been together ever since. She led "rights of passage" work with high school students and troubled kids in jail. She owned an art gallery in So CA. for a time where she promoted women artists. Jill always has many, many "irons in the fire", and helps more people on a personal basis than anyone I've ever met. Most recently, following a very rough trip into the Sahara in Niger last year, (the poorest country in the world) she was so moved by the poverty and circumstance in one village, Imalole, that she commited to raise money to build and fund a school and dig a well for the village. (nomadfoundation.org), click on Imalole. As of now she has raised enough to build the school. This is a very small snippet of the amazing number of things she has done or is doing. (did I mention that she taught a course on negotiation at Harvard Law). She is the most amazing and maddening person that I ever met and I'm still crazy about her. We've been married for 14 years and live in a small cabin in the mountains of Southern Cal......Bob" (March 2007)
_____________________ _______________________ Cimarron Strip http://www.tv.com/Cimarron+Strip/show/6128/episode.html?tag=content_wrap;episode_headerhttp://houseofcelebrity.blogspot.com/2009/03/jill-townsend-american-actress.htmlhttp://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Cimarron_Strip#encyclopedia _________________________ With grateful acknowledgements