One of the world's most famous and distinguished actresses, Dame Maggie Smith was born Margaret Natalie Smith in Essex. Her career began at the Oxford Playhouse in the 1950s. She made her film debut in 1956 as one of the party guests in Child in the House (1956). Show More Summary
Whatever quibbles, major or minor, each of us may have with the Harry Potter films, most everyone can agree that the casting was spot-on. Each of the notable British actors chosen to personify the books’ characters rose to the challenge of measuring up to the image we had each formed in our mind’s eye whilst...read more!
“It’s really strange to have the success of a poem be so directly tied to people processing grief. It’s a strange thing, because it’s a blessing and a curse.” The Rumpus interviews poet Maggie Smith about her new collection, Good Bones, her viral poem that shares its name, and her craft. Show More Summary
Maggie Smith discusses her new collection Good Bones, how motherhood has changed her writing, and what it felt like to have a poem go viral.
From 20-year-old Maggie Smith to legendary Wyatt Earp these photos are something you probably never seen before.
GUEST: Visiting museums, playing the piano, painting portraits and watching the ballet: activities that conjure up images of yore. Perhaps scenes of Maggie Smith and Helena Bonham Carter traipsing through the Tuscan countryside in “A Room with a View” may spring to mind. Interestingly, what these pastimes have in common is that despite their low-tech origins, they […]
This week has seen exciting news from the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition, with its planned expansion to the U.S. and an upcoming BBC documentary. Not only that, but Warner Bros Studio Tour London released details on Hogwarts After Dark, and the Wizarding World in Japan announced its own festive plans coming this winter. Oscar...read more!
Poor Sheep Who sheared the fog from the mountains? They’re bleating, nearly bald, huddled together at the horizon. Or I’m reading too much into the landscape again. Projecting, as if playing a recorded image of myself on the screen of terrain. I am transparent and quiet. You can’t quite see me for the trees, my […]
Maggie Smith didn’t expect her poem to become a social media sensation in the aftermath of public tragedies.
It really doesn't get much more magical than Dame Maggie Smith and Sir Ian McKellen hanging out together. SEE ALSO: Flying ants have invaded Wimbledon and it's impossibly gross Everyone's favourite witch and wizard pairing visited Wimbledon...Show More Summary
Maggie Smith and Ian McKellan are super invested in the latest Wimbledon match! The British actors sat together in the center court royal box on Wednesday (July 12) on day nine of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships in London, England. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Maggie Smith Maggie and Ian got extremely animated [...]
HOLLYWOOD makes more films about senior citizens than ever before. Notable octogenarians like Judi Dench, Donald Sutherland, Robert Redford, Maggie Smith and Christopher Plummer all seem to be able to find work whenever they want it...
Leaky rounded up some bits of news on stage veterans Maggie Smith, Dan Radcliffe, and Imelda Staunton this week. Smith appeared at the BFI and Radio Times Television Festival and discussed her work on the popular series, Downton Abbey, as well as the prospects for a reunion film. Smith also joined Radcliffe at the memorial...read more!
There's been talk ever since Downton Abbey wrapped up on PBS and ITV that we would be able to return to our favorite characters via a movie. But not everyone is in love with that idea.
"The awful thing is, I'm very aware when I'm being difficult, but I'm usually so scared. And that's shaming, at the age one is. Because every time I start anything, I think, 'This time I'm going to be like Jude, and it will all be lovely, it will be merry and bright, the Quaker will […]
Sounds like: Maggie Rogers, Låpsley, Empress Of Song: Sapling - Grow Beyond What's so good? I found Sapling online this past year and have been eagerly awaiting more music from musician Bethany Smith since. With "Grow Beyond," she takes...Show More Summary
Despite his lucky greenstone from New Zealand, Sir Ian McKellen did not take home an Oscar for playing Gandalf in Lord of the Rings. But, thanks to a wonderfully snarky comment from his friend Maggie Smith, he did get a chance to hone...Show More Summary