French real estate is complicated.
Kevin Kline gets the French Kiss-off from Maggie Smith in BBC Films dramedy My Old Lady, which Cohen Media Group is releasing stateside September 10. Pic stars Kline as a down and out American who moves to Paris to claim a house willed to him by his estranged father. Show More Summary
Tom Rothman's TriStar Productions has joined with BBC Films to greenlight The Lady in the Van, Alan Bennett's adaptation of his commercial and critical West End hit, based on his own bestselling memoir. Dame Maggie Smith ("Downton Abbey," the Harry Potter franchise) will reprise one of her most-loved stage roles for the big screen, under the direction of Nicholas Hytner.
Tom Rothman’s newly launched TriStar Productions is charging ahead with The Lady In The Van, adapted from playwright and writer Alan Bennett’s memoir about the elderly vagrant woman who parked her van in his driveway one day and stayed there for the next 15 years. Show More Summary
"Downton Abbey" Season 5 has cast Sue Johnston to play a new character -- a maid for Maggie Smith's Lady Violet, the Dowager Countess.Johnston will play Denker throughout the upcoming season. No other details on the character have been announced by production company Carnival Films and ITV. Show More Summary
Imelda Staunton, Freddie Highmore, Miranda Hart and Toby Jones have joined the voice cast of The Canterville Ghost which reunites Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry. Kim Burdon is directing the adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s story that’s penned by Giles New and Keiron Self. Show More Summary
Shakespeare is 450 years young, his words bought to big-screen life by stars like Emma Thompson, Dame Maggie Smith and Sir Ian McKellen. We select our favorite big-screen Shakespeare moments.
"Gentleman, start your Snatch Game engines! And may the best woman _____!" Two words, kids: Snatch Game! Yes, this week RuPaul's Drag Race featured guest appearances by such stars as Judge Judy, Dame Maggie Smith, Paula Deen, and Kim Kardashian -- not to mention the late Anna Nicole Smith and Julia Child. Show More Summary
A coalition of more than 200 British celebrities, including ?current and past "Doctor Who" stars Peter Capaldi and David Tennant, urges newspaper owners to embrace a royal charter ?agreement reached a year ago. read more
His "Maggie Smith with a Beard" is uncanny. It would be nice to see this video go viral for a couple of reasons. First, Piotr Michael is an incredible impressionist who deserves to be seen. A lot of people do impressions, but far too often voices are of the same cast of characters. Show More Summary
Comedian, celebrity impressionist, and actor Piotr Michael used his skills to create a brilliant PSA video for those nominated for the 86th Academy Awards. His spot-on list of impressions include Charlie Sheen, Maggie Smith, Jeff Bridges, Steve Buscemi, Ray Romano, Liam Neeson, Sir Ian McKellen, Steve Martin, John Malkovich, and Chris O’Dowd. via reddit, Daily [...]
Gareth Neame tells THR about the different reactions in the U.K. and the U.S. to a recent plot twist and wonders why people keep asking him when his show is ending: "Maybe they want to plan accordingly." read more
Dame Maggie Smith turned in another solid season as our dearest Dowager Countess Lady Violet on Downton Abbey's season 4! The strong female characters of the PBS show are multifaceted and flawed, and we see a little of ourselves in each of them. Show More Summary
"When I watch, say, Maggie Smith, I have no awareness of any 'technical' accomplishment, no perception of any wheels which...
"Downton Abbey's" Gary Carr says that Dame Maggie Smith is "a lovely person" and has a very strong handshake. We don't doubt it.
"There should not be anything that jars," "Downton Abbey" costume designer Caroline McCall says. "And I would hope that [viewers] just get caught up in it and lost in it. We are trying to create this world as authentically as we can...
The actor on his calves, girlfriend's legs, and Dame Maggie Smith's toes read more
The 'Downton Abbey' Porn Parody Was Only a Matter of Time Ear muffs, Maggie Smith. read more
Whoo! Maggie Smith, y'all! The Downton Abbey star earned herself the 2014 SAG Award for Best Female Actor In A Drama Series! And it wasn't easy for the Dowager Countess! She had to contend with the talent of Claire Danes in Homeland, Anna Gunn in Breaking Bad, Jessica Lange in American Horror Story: Coven, and Kerry [...]
With a cast that included Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, and Downton Abbey's Maggie Smith and Penelope Wilton, 2011's The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was stacked to brim with English charm, not to mention some of the nation's most stellar senior stars. Show More Summary