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Jill Townsend – Elizabeth Poldark
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"I am a mediator and community organizer, currently working to empower women and older women. I started The Council of Grandmothers and travel often with indigenous grandmothers, learning wisdom from our Elders around the world. I built a school in Imalole, Niger and have traveled with the Tuareg across the Sahara - the Tenere. I will be 65 in January 2010. Life gets better the older I get !"

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I recently watched an old BBC miniseries about Lord Mountbatten as the Last Viceroy.  I thought the actor playing Mountbatten was great, and he turned out to be Nicol Williamson, someone I hadn't known about when he was in his prime.  It turns out he was Jill Townsend's first husband!!  He got incredible accolades for his acting back then--there are those who said he was the new Olivier--but he had a huge personality problem, apparently.  For instance, he got into a fight with someone onstage, and he also just walked off the stage when appearing in New York on Broadway.  He did a play once with Helen Mirren and they did NOT get along (actually, I read elsewhere they had an affair which ended badly which is what made them enemies) and someone cast the two of them together in a later film precisely because they hated each other because he wanted the fireworks (not sure that was such a good idea, and Mirren and Williamson were none too pleased, I understand.)  Williamson and Jill Townsend had one child during their marriage.  I think it makes perfect sense that someone who had the kind of temper and lack of control that Nicol Williamson apparently did would be someone hard to stay married to!  Funny that as Mountbatten you would have thought him to be the most controlled and staid character in the world.  Guess he IS a good actor!  Just thought this was interesting.

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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. 



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Its fascinating to see what has happened to the actors who starred in the tv series but i guess none of them have ventured into territories as wild and varied as Jill Townsend. I admire her determination to improve peoples lives either in a practical way or an emotional way and i suppose her acting experience enables her to take on these different roles.
On a different note, i always thought she sounded like she might be scottish! and also She looked much more appealing in the second series than the first. I didnt think her nearly beautiful enough with that high severe hair style.  

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Although Jill Townsend is American, she studied acting in Britain and lived there for quite a time, so I don't imagine she was "faking" her accent as much as embellishing what she was picking up during the course of her day-to-day life.  I can be somewhere for a week and begin to lapse or morph into speaking like the people speak where I'm staying!  And I'm not studying acting or speech, which is what she was doing while in a foreign country.  No wonder she could easily speak like a native.

I find it interesting that Jill Townsend ran for office in the UK, though, and wasn't a citizen (and, as her husband seems to indicate, would not have been allowed to serve if "elected"), and also that she taught alternative dispute resolution and negotiation at Harvard Law School.  What a varied list of experiences!  I would have bet, from seeing her in Poldark and following her fans' website regarding the series "Cimarron", which apparently has another "cult" attached to it, that she was more the femme fatale actress type.  There is a picture in Robin Ellis's book "Making Poldark" which shows her smoking a cigarette, and she looks the epitome of the Hollywood starlet, not the series political activist or even the holistic medicine person which is apparently also an interest of hers.

Obviously a smart and accomplished lady.  And somewhere else online I saw that she called herself a proud grandmother, so I guess she had children and the children now have children.



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If anyone is interested, I recently came upon an updated bio of Jill Townsend and a fairly new picture.  She is now using her married name, Jill Townsend Sorel.  It can be found at http://rainforestawakenings.com/Rainforest-Awakenings_BOA.html



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Certainly is....smile

http://www.cimarronstrip.com/biojill.html



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That's interesting.  Is she American, then?  If so, I had never even realized she was faking the British accent!

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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)



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Jill Townsend

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http://www.tv.com/Cimarron+Strip/show/6128/episode.html?tag=content_wrap;episode_header

http://houseofcelebrity.blogspot.com/2009/03/jill-townsend-american-actress.html


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-- Edited by Ross Poldark on Sunday 15th of November 2009 06:22:11 PM

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