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
A Dame and a Sir walk into the Dolby Theatre … and things begin to get amusingly heated. As the story goes, Ian McKellen was attending the Academy Awards a few years ago when nominated for his beloved Lord of the Rings role, and he ran into none other than ... More »
As both a sequel and a standalone movie, Hook has a solid reputation as a piece of cinema history. Boasting a cast including Maggie Smith, Julia Roberts, Dustin Hoffman as the titular Captain Hook and the legendary Robin Williams as an aged and boring Peter Pan, it told the story of life after Neverland. Peter […]
Maggie Smith, who has managed to blow the fuck up in the few months since she posted her "Alaska" single online, has just dropped her much-anticipated debut EP Now That The Light Is Fading; it's arrived a day ahead of schedule. Besides "Alaska," we've posted her early singles "Dog Years" and "On + Off," which…
On Monday, Radiotimes.com announced additions to the guest list for the BFI & Radio Times Television Festival; an event that will take place from April 7th-9th at the BFI Southbank and BFI Imax theaters. Dame Maggie Smith, our revered Professor Minerva McGonagall, is scheduled to make a on-stage appearance to talk about her life and career....read more!
By Nora Krug “I can tell something bad is happening in the world when my poem is surging,” says “Good Bones” author Maggie Smith.
Today (28th December) we wish a very happy birthday to our marvellous Professor McGonagall, Dame Maggie Smith. Her wondrous acting career spans over six decades, and has seen Smith grace the stage, television and big screen! Known to us as McGonagall, she’s known to many others as Violet Crawley (Downton Abbey). She is one of six actresses...read more!
The Telegraph recently interviewed the wonderful and wildly talented Dame Maggie Smith – our beloved Professor McGonnagall – on her acting career, her personal life, and her role in The Lady In the Van. Based on a true story, the film follows Miss Mary Shepherd: a stubborn woman in her 60s who came to live outside Alan Bennett’s house...read more!
The Tricycle Theatre in London will feature the incomparable Dame Maggie Smith and Dame Judi Dench in and installment their “In Conversation With” series February 26. This exciting event will include an hour-long conversation with the two actresses and a Q&A session. Show More Summary
YouTube link. I watched this movie last night. Absolutely delightful. A tour de force by Maggie Smith.The Lady in the Van is a 2015 British comedy-drama film directed by Nicholas Hytner, written by Alan Bennett, and starring Maggie Smith and Alex Jennings. Show More Summary
Maggie Smith’s “Good Bones” is going around again. W.H. Auden’s “September 1, 1939” is circling through social media, as it did after September 11. Why do we turn to poems in the wake of national events like this election? In… Continue reading ?
It's even better if you read it in the voice of Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess.
“Dame Maggie’s 1967 portrayal of the playful debutante Beatrice … is thought to be the earliest British television broadcast of the whole play. But the screen version of the famed National Theatre production by Italian director Franco Zeffirelli was assumed a lost treasure missing from the BBC’s archives.”