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.
Maggie Smith may have been absent at several Emmys ceremonies, but the television academy doesn’t hold a grudge, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. The 81-year-old Harry Potter star won her yet another Emmy last month but didn’t turn up to the ceremony. Show More Summary
“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.”
by Rich Smith "Because white men can't police their imaginations / Black men are dying."—from Claudia Rankine's Citizen. JAMIYLA LOWE If you've been keeping up with the book section right here in the Stranger, then you've already met...Show More Summary
Will she finally learn what a weekend is?
Dame Maggie Smith has made her acceptance speech via PBS’ Twitter account – and it’s obvious that the Dowager Countess isn’t the only one with a sense of humor. For Dame Maggie’s brilliant response, read on. Dame #MaggieSmith graciously...Show More Summary
"Downton Abbey" star Dame Maggie Smith wants Emmy host Jimmy Kimmel to show her where her Emmy is. Kimmel joked during his Emmy monologue Sunday night that stars had to be present to win under what he called "the Maggie Smith rule." The British actress had been nominated nine times for Emmys and...
If you watched the Emmys on Sunday, then we're sure you saw Dame Maggie Smith's big win for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role in Downton Abbey. As you may recall, Miz Smith wasn't in attendance so host Jimmy Kimmel took the opportunity to make a joke about how many times the [...]
After Maggie Smith won her third Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her performance as the Dowager Countess on “Downton Abbey” — her fourth Emmy overall — Emmys host Jimmy Kimmel intervened, confiscating the trophy in mock disdain for Smith’s...
Maggie Smith scored her third Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Emmy last night for her indelible portrayal of Downton Abbey‘s Dowager Countess. She also took some repeated ribbing from host Jimmy Kimmel. He noted at the top of the show this was the ninth career Emmy nomination for Smith and the ninth time she was a no-show. Show More Summary
During last night's Emmys, host Jimmy Kimmel took jabs at all manner of celebrities, and some of his most absurd jokes were aimed at Downton Abbey's Maggie Smith. The actress had the perfect response to his award-nabbing ways.
Last night, Jimmy Kimmel's simmering resentment toward Dame Maggie Smith — who has been nominated for nine Emmys, won four, and never bothered to attend a ceremony — came to a boil when he attempted to launch a full-on revolution against her inevitable Emmy win in his opening monologue, declaring that any ... More »