In the latest episode of The Jess Cagle Interview, Daniel Radcliffe talks about working with hugely successful actors such as Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith and Ralph Fiennes in his role as Harry Potter, and reveals a few stories about the late Richard Harris, and comments on being intimidated by Ralph Fiennes! Dan is told to...read more!
About a month ago I posted on my Facebook business page what I thought was a fairly lovely -- and innocuous -- photo of two beautiful women, Maggie Smith and Judi Dench. I captioned it: "Two divine women. No wild outfits. No heavy make-up or plastic surgery. Show More Summary
Poet Maggie Smith, author of 2005’s Lamp of the Body, 2015’s The Well Speaks of Its Own Poison, and of the forthcoming collection Weep Up, has been on the country’s mind and social media feeds since her gorgeous poem “Good Bones” caught fire, spreading across the Internet after the Orlando massacre. Show More Summary
Maggie Worthen was a week away from graduating from Smith College in May 2006 when she suffered a massive stroke. Her classmates found her unconscious on the floor of her dorm room, unable to speak or move. A CT scan revealed that the...Show More Summary
Ruth and I are binge watching Downton Abbey at the moment – and, yes, Maggie Smith’s Dowager is even more fun the second time around. For those of you unfamiliar with the show, it draws much of its drama from the slow collapse of the class system at the end of Edwardian Britain. This […]
Late last week, Dame Maggie Smith was awarded the Critics’ Circle Award for Services to the Arts. Dame Maggie Smith now joins other legendary actors and actresses such as Dame Judi Dench and Sir Ian McKellen. What’s On Stage reported on the private ceremony and event, posting pictures and a video. The website reported: Accepting...read more!
Silverstone Auctioneers in Warwickshire will be selling one of two rare, fully-restored yellow Bedford CA van (hand-painted by Dame Maggie herself!). from Oscar-nominated, BAFTA-winning film The Lady in the Van, starring Maggie Smith as Mary Shepherd, who lived in a van on a man’s driveway for over 10 years. The van is estimated to sell for between £9,000 and...read more!
Maggie Smith turns in another outstanding performance in The Lady in the Van – based on Alan Bennett’s memoir about an eccentric elderly woman who “temporarily” parks her van in Mr. Bennett’s driveway and proceeds to live there for 15 years! The Lady in the Van comes to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on April 19th. Show More Summary
Downton Abbey gave Maggie Smith a big honor in the series finale: the last line. The final episode of the crossover hit drama featured Lady Edith (Laura Carmichael) finally finding happiness. She...
Maggie Smith's Dowager Countess may have gotten the last word on "Downton Abbey" as a series, but we don't really have to say farewell, do we? Oh, good! Thankfully, hope lives on that we may revisit the Crawleys and company in a movie and/or spinoff series. Show More Summary
A marriage, birth, retirement, and the future galloping to displace the past: Downton Abbey bid farewell, and rightly gave Dame Maggie Smith the last wry word. Warning: spoilers.
SPOILER ALERT: This story includes details about tonight’s Downton Abbey series finale After six years of drama, upstairs and down, Downton Abbey has shuttered its massive doors. While fans in the UK saw the finale on Christmas Day, U.S. Show More Summary
From Lord Gs marriage to Cora and class conflict, to crazy storylines and Dame Maggie Smith liking YouTube videos of cats, Hugh Bonneville reveals all about Downton Abbeyand his acting life afterwards.
In the final hour of "Downton Abbey," Lady Rosamond (Samantha Bond) gives voice to five years' worth of worry "We didn't always think we'd get a happy ending for Edith," she says to her mother (Maggie Smith) as they await the wedding of the show's perpetually beleaguered duckling, now turned titled...
Time and time again, Dame Maggie Smith has turned in one solid season after another as our dearest Dowager Countess Lady Violet on Downton Abbey. 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
Maggie Smith, the Grande dame of the mega series "Downton Abbey", says regarding her view of the town hospital needing to continue to run as is, that basically the facts are important as long as it is recognized that "my facts are the true facts". Show More Summary
Slate Video has compiled a wonderful collection of the cleverly cutting quips that have been uttered by Lady Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham (Dame Maggie Smith) throughout the course of the entire Downton Abbey series. While the Dowager Countess says it like it is, it’s her rather stoic, proper British upper class delivery that […]
Welcome to Random Roles, wherein we talk to actors about the characters who defined their careers. The catch: They don’t know beforehand what roles we’ll ask them to talk about. The actor: Jackée Harry—better-known to some as just Jackée—is an American entertainment legend. Show More Summary
Maggie Smith (Professor Minerva McGonagall) was recently interviewed on NPR, during there Fresh Air segments. Smith has been promoting her newest movie, The Lady in the Van. The interview largely focused on Maggie Smith’s comedic roll as homeless woman named Mary Shepherd, living in a van parked in writer Alan Bennett’s driveway for 15 years. While...read more!
As an unapologetic fan of Downton Abbey and Maggie Smith, I quite enjoyed this video compilation of the Dowager Countess' best burns from all six seasons of Downton Abbey. If you're having DA withdrawals now that the show is over, 1 I encourage you to check out Gosford Park. Show More Summary