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How to Make the Emmys Watchable Again (Hint: It Involves Drinking Games)

yesterdayFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Have Jim Parsons bounce his face off Maggie Smith's dumper during a musical performance.

Anna Gunn Wins Outstanding Supporting Actress For 'Breaking Bad'

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

PHOTOS: Richard Gere Is Getting Even Better As The Years Go By

last weekLGBT / Gay : Queerty

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 […]

Hot Trailer: ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’

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

Hot Trailer: Maggie Smith Vs. Kevin Kline In Paris-Set Dramedy ‘My Old Lady’

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

Maggie Smith to Headline The Lady in the Van

3 months agoFilm / New Releases : Coming Soon

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 TriStar Adds ‘The Lady In The Van’ From ‘Madness Of King George’ Duo; Maggie Smith To Star

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: Sue Johnston as the Dowager Countess' maid

"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

Cannes Briefs: Fry & Laurie’s ‘Canterville Ghost’ Adds Cast; Maggie Smith Is ‘The Lady In The Van’ For BBC Films; Peter Sarsgaard, Liam Hemsworth, Isla Fisher Join Embankment Projects; More

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’s Movie Magic

4 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

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.

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6, Ep. 5 Extra Lap Recap: 'Snatch Game' (VIDEO)

"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

Benedict Cumberbatch, Alfonso Cuaron, Maggie Smith Back U.K. Press Regulation

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

A guy uses his amazing celebrity impressions to make a PSA about the Oscars.

6 months agoOdd : Happy Place

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

Celebrity Impressionist Makes a PSA for Those Nominated for the 86th Academy Awards

6 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

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 [...]

'Downton Abbey' EP Talks Season 5, Maggie Smith and Public Furors

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

Lady Violet's Guide to Taking Charge

6 months agoEntertainment : BuzzSugar

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

Almanac: Alec Guinness on acting technique

7 months agoArts : About Last Night

"When I watch, say, Maggie Smith, I have no awareness of any 'technical' accomplishment, no perception of any wheels which...

'Downton Abbey's' Julian Ovenden, Tom Cullen and Gary Carr grace the pages of Vogue

"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.

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