Lucy Gordon was born in England in 1980. Her career as an actress appeared promising to outsiders looking in, however, it was cut short by May of 2009 with her death. At the time of this writing it is being reported by the world wide media that Lucy Gordon’s demise came at her own hand via hanging. Her body was found in France.
Personally, as a movie watcher, I was not aware of who Lucy Gordon was. The news catches your attention by mentioning she was in a Spider-Man movie. For every big star in Hollywood there are many that fall through the cracks, so I figured instead of dwelling on the news of Lucy Gordon’s death I would look her up and see exactly what she accomplished in her professional body of work in the movies. Lucy Gordon’s brief career in film is chronicled at the ever so popular industry website IMDB or The Internet Movie Database.
Lucy Gordon is listed on IMDB as having began her acting career with the 2001 movie PERFUME. Usually an aspiring actress can find work in several areas lower down the totem pole in the entertainment industry before landing a more high profile gig, so I would not be surprised if an official biography were to list some early theater work or commercials not mentioned at IMDB. Perfume is a movie that takes viewers inside the world of fashion modeling at its American epicenter in New York. Where Lucy Gordon pops up in the full cast list is as a character named Sarah. I have not seen perfume myself so I cannot say whether or not that Lucy Gordon played character is a model or someone else, but I can say from press photos that Lucy Gordon was an attractive young woman. At her death she was just a couple days shy of 29.
SERENDIPITY is the title of Lucy Gordon’s second film appearance. Caroline Mitchell is the name given to her character. Serendipity is a romantic movie starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale, which is actually a cute rental if you have not checked it out previously. Once again I am not sure where Lucy Gordon’s character is going to pop up, but armed with the name of her character as listed on IMDB, perhaps you can find her. Serendipity was directed by Peter Chelsom, who also helmed the Hannah Montana Movie in 2009.
Lucy Gordon appears in the movie THE FOUR FEATHERS which is a romantic epic involving British soldiers. The movie was released in 1982 and Lucy Gordon played the character Isabelle. I do not recall her exactly, though I have seen the movie which is also rental worthy. I am guessing she is more prolific in this period piece. The Four Feathers is already a production weighed down with tragedy, as deceased actor Heath Ledger was one of the leading men of the film. Kate Hudson, Wes Bentley, and Djimon Hounsou rounded off the cast.
After The Four Feathers, Lucy Gordon is next listed on IMDB in the 2005 movie THE RUSSIAN DOLLS. IMDB lists the plot synopsis of this non-American movie as being this: “Five years after their summer together in Barcelona, Xavier, William, Wendy, Martine and Isabelle reunite.”
2005 also marked Lucy Gordon’s television debut, unless of course she appeared in things not covered on IMDB; which is fully possible. Lucy played a character named China on an episode of the comedy series STELLA. Her season one appearance was in an episode called “Office Party.”
Two years after Stella, Lucy Gordon once again landed an acting gig, this time in the movie SERIAL. IMDB shows off some cover art I have never seen before for this movie which I have never heard of before, so I cannot tell you too much about it. The website says it is about “There has always been a thin line between society and the media, and struggling TV-news reporter Roseanne Crystal is about to cross it.” Lucy Gordon plays a character named Sadie Grady. It looks as though the movie is a dark comedy that is being rated as a middle ground 6.5 out out of 10 stars with some fans having truly enjoyed it; according to IMDB.
Here comes the big blockbuster movie that is going into Lucy Gordon death headlines: SPIDER-MAN 3. The third installment of the Spider-man series was released in 2007. Lucy Gordon played the reporter Jennifer Dugan. If you do a search on the internet you can easily find still frame pictures and clips of Lucy Gordon in action for Spider-man 3. The Sam Raimi directed Spider-man series has not been one I have personally enjoyed, however, I would say the third one (even as silly as it was) was the most enjoyable of the current three for me.
Lucy Gordon is listed fourth on the casting credits by IMDB on her next movie: FROST. She played Kate Hardwick in this movie about a New York playboy falling into a spiral of depression and excess after learning his childhood love is engaged. Once again Lucy Gordon’s character is that of a reporter, though a more prominent piece of the movie puzzle on the screen this time.
In 2009, Office Space actor John Kransinski made his directorial debut with the movie BRIEF INTERVIEWS WITH HIDEOUS MEN. Lucy Gordon was a part of this project as a character listed by IMDB as “Hitchhiker.” The movie is said to be about a graduate student coping with the ending of a romantic relationship by interviewing various men.
At the time of her 2009 death, Lucy Gordon had two final projects listed on IMDB. Both mentioned as being in Post-production, they are: CINEMAN and SERGE GAINSBOURG, VIE HEROIQUE. Whether or not these will be the final postings for the name Lucy Gordon on IMDB remains to be seen, as this actress is brought into the spotlight now via tragedy. The latter film listed, is a French biopic about singer Serge Gainsbourg. Lucy Gordon tackled the role of Jane Birkin.
What could have been and what never will be, so ends this article about actress Lucy Gordon. Her death became high profile thanks to her career choice, but her life was surely a thing lived and cherished by people outside of the realms of fiction and all the best to them in their time of grief.