Georgy Girl

Lynn Redgrave and Alan Bates in the 1966 film, 'Georgy Girl'. Photo Courtesy of

Thanks for the post, Bernard Vasquez!

I was a teenager when I first saw the movie Georgy Girl. It certainly struck a chord with me when I saw it for the first time. At that time, I was a slightly overweight, introverted teenager. I was amazed by the spirit of the main character, Georgy, played by the fabulous Lynn Redgrave.

Georgy is full of spirit and vigor even though she is an overweight wallflower. She is always standing in the shadow of her beautiful roommate Meredith, played by Charlotte Rampling. When Meredith becomes pregnant and decides that she does not want the baby after it’s born, it becomes Georgy’s mission to take care of the baby. She also decides to take care of the roommates boyfriend Joss!

I hadn’t seen Georgy Girl in years so I was delighted when I saw that it was coming on TV the other day. I popped some popcorn and curled up on the sofa with my daughter, now a teenager herself. We had a great time together watching the movie together on the channels that cable tv offers. Georgy Girl is a great chick flick!


Note – Born into acting royalty (Her father, Sir Michael Redgrave, sister Vanessa, and nieces Joely and Natasha Richardson), Lynn Redgrave was nominated for an Oscar in 1966 for her role in “Georgy Girl”. She was nominated for another Oscar for the film, “Gods and Monsters” in 1998. She also starred in the 80’s TV comedy, “House Calls”. Sadly, she lost her battle with breast cancer in March, 2010 at the age of 67.


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