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Alumna Ann Dowd ’78 Talks Acting and Her Role on ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

The Guardian
June 16th, 2017 by 

Jill Greenberg

“As Aunt Lydia in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ the Hulu adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel, Ann Dowd is both terrifying and tender,” writes The Guardian in a recent article lauding the acting career and talent of Ann Dowd ’78, whose acting career traces back to productions staged on Holy Cross’ Fenwick Theatre. A psychology major with a premed concentration at Holy Cross, Dowd has seen success on TV series including “True Detective,” “The Leftovers,” and now the popular “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

In the article, Dowd dishes out on her approach to acting, her unlikely inspirations, and how she cracks even the most difficult characters.

Read the full article on The Guardian website.

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