So much more than Downton.
In a recent interview with The Telegraph, Dame Maggie Smith, ever the quick and cutting wit, took a dry (and occasionally sad) approach to reflecting on grief, fame and her life's work. "Everything's an icon," Smith told the interviewer. "If you have been around long enough you are an icon. A rather dusty icon… or a national treasure." Read more...
Maggie Smith, who plays the crusty old dowager in the TV smash “Downton Abbey,” has spoken about her loneliness in real life.
Starring Kevin Kline, Maggie Smith, and Kristin Scott Thomas, the film is currently in its limited release in the US, expending into the UK and other countries in November. Read the full article on AICN If Kevin Kline happened to inherit a house that came with an old lady as its chief tenant, he would not try to smoke her out. Show More Summary
Downton Abbey recently opened its doors to George Clooney, who filmed a recent sketch for a charity special (and even planted a kiss on Dame Maggie Smith). It's a tough act to follow — but if the popular costume drama ever wants to enlist another high-profile celebrity, Kim Kardashian says she's up for the job. Show More Summary
From playing Matthew Crawley in ‘Downton Abbey’ to a buff lunatic in ‘The Guest,’ Dan Stevens talks about Hollywood ambition, his sex-symbol rep, being adopted, and the “demon eyes” of Dame Maggie Smith.
Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville and the rest of the gang are back on Sunday in the UK for Downton's fifth series (although PBS will keep law-abiding Americans waiting until January 2015). High50's Kirstie Brewer looks at why, from China...Show More Summary
One of the best things about "Downton Abbey" in recent seasons has been the dynamic between the Dowager Countess (Maggie Smith) and cousin Isobel (Penelope Wilton). And if this preview clip is any indication, Season 5 will continue their wonderful relationship. Show More Summary
Have Jim Parsons bounce his face off Maggie Smith's dumper during a musical performance.
Score a win for "Breaking Bad." Anna Gunn takes the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress at the Emmys. Gunn beat out Maggie Smith ("Downton Abbey"), Joanne Froggatt ("Downton Abbey"), Lena Headey ("Game of Thrones"), Christine Baranski ("The Good Life"), and Christina Hendricks ("Mad Men"). Show More Summary
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A few days ago when the trailer for The Second Best Marigold Hotel was released, we thought, Oh cool! It’ll be fun to watch grande dames like Maggie Smith and Judi Dench work their magic with a withering zinger again. But then, boom! Richard Gere struts into a room and demonstrates at 64, he still oozes […]
Fox Searchlight’s Golden Globe-nominated 2012 sleeper hit gets a sequel in The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which returns central stars Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, Maggie Smith, and Dev Patel. Richard Gere joins the cast this go-around for director John Madden, who helms again from a script by Ol Parker. Show More Summary
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.