Every so often an actor or actress you haven’t noticed before will just catch your eye. It helps if they can act, of course, but movie cameras just like certain people. And right away you’re thinking you’d like them to stick around. For me, this happened when Ophelia Lovibond came on-screen in Sam Taylor-Wood‘s Nowhere Man. I should have made some noise about her in my 10.29 review but I didn’t know her name. (The press notes weren’t much help.)
Nowhere Boy costar Ophelia Lovibond at last night’s London premiere
She’s in two scenes with Aaron Johnson (who plays John Lennon), one of them an outdoor quickie sex scene. Lovibond — curious name — has a certain directness, a straight-from-the-shoulder quality. And she has Liz Taylor eyes. Her next significant film is William Monahan‘s London Boulevard, a crime drama with Keira Knightley, Colin Farrell, Anna Friel, Ray Winstone, David Thewlis, Eddie Marsan, etc.