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From Doctor Who To Downton Abbey: Here's Your UK Christmas Tv Schedule

We don't want to advocate spending Christmas in front of the telly as opposed to catching up with your family, but it'll be hard to resist with the array of entertainment on offer during the...

Downton Abbey Cast Searched For Props On Last Day Of Filming

The cast, which includes Hugh Bonneville, Dame Maggie Smith and Michelle Dockery, finished shooting the final episode of the period drama in August (15) but were not allowed to keep any of the...

The Lady In The Van Lets Maggie Smith Revisit An Old Role

Maggie Smith returns to her stage roots in her new movie The Lady in the Van, reprising the role she played in Alan Bennett's play, based on his real-life experience with Mary Shepherd, a homeless...

Alan Bennett Enjoys Hitchcock-esque Cameo In The Lady In The Van

Bennett, who adapted the screenplay from his own book about his experiences with an enigmatic homeless lady who lived in a van parked on his property in London, cycles into view in the...

'Downton Abbey's' Final Season Ends, But Not Everyone Got Their Happy Ever After

Yes there’s still a Christmas special to come, but after six series on ITV, ‘Downton Abbey’ ended its run last night, with a surprise wedding and a suicide attempt. But while Lady Mary Crawley got...

Dame Maggie Smith Admits She's "Glad' 'Downton Abbey' Is Coming To An End

Many will be sad to see ‘Downton Abbey’ finally closing its doors upon the conclusion of the Christmas special this year, but one of its key stars won’t be viewing it with too much unhappiness....

Maggie Smith: 'I'm Glad Downton Abbey Is Over'

The star played Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham, in every episode of the hit period drama but she is adamant that the longer the show continued, the less sense it made....

Maggie Smith Plans Downton Abbey Viewing Marathon

The British star has played the Dowager Countess of Grantham in all 43 episodes of the popular drama but she admits she has been unable to watch more than a few scenes while...

Will Lord And Lady Grantham Be Facing Hard Times In 'Downton Abbey’S' Final Season?

‘Downton Abbey’s’ final season looks set to be a harsh goodbye for the posh Crawley family, who will be forced to make some drastic changes to their lavish lifestyle. According to reports the family will...

Downton Abbey Movie Possible

'Downton Abbey' could be turned into a film.The ITV period drama's producer, Gareth Neame hasn't ruled out the possibility of making the show into a feature film and thinks it would be a ''wonderful thing''.However,...

Downton Abbey To Be Honoured By Bafta

The British TV series, starring Dame Maggie Smith and Hugh Bonneville, has been recognised at award ceremonies in the U.S., including the Emmys and the Golden Globes, since it began in 2010 but...

Maggie Smith Loathes Downton Abbey Corsets

The Harry Potter star has played Dowager Countess of Grantham, the matriarch of the aristocratic Crawley family, in the hit TV drama since 2010, and Smith admits she is looking forward to finishing...

Sister Act Remake In The Works

'Sister Act' is being remade by Disney.Screenwriters Kirsten 'Kiwi' Smith and Karen McCullah are in the process of penning the script for the upcoming reboot, The Wrap reports.Meanwhile, Allison Shearmur - who produced Disney's live-action...

Downton Abbey Home Up For Sale

A wealthy fan of the TV drama could soon own Byfleet Manor in Surrey, England, which serves as Dower House, the fictional home of Dame Maggie Smith's character the Dowager Countess of Grantham....

Dame Maggie Smith Invited To Dine With The Queen

The beloved actress, who portrays the Dowager Countess of Grantham in Downton Abbey, was among 20 guests invited to the private dinner party. Others included the Governor of the Bank of England,...

'Downton Abbey' Characters To Appear In Nbc Series 'The Gilded Age'?

'Downton Abbey’ fans who are distraught about the imminent end of their beloved period drama may be cheered by a suggestion that one of its characters could star in a prequel series. Violet, The Countess...

Will Ferrell's Maggie Smith Crush

Will Ferrell has a crush on Dame Maggie Smith. The 'Anchorman 2' star has admitted is a huge fan of the 80-year-old actress and while he in fact rates Helen Mirren as the most ''beloved''...

Downton Abbey 'Could Become A Movie'

'Downton Abbey' could be turned into a movie.The popular ITV period drama is set to conclude at the end of the next season, but Gareth Neame - the executive producer of 'Downton' - has revealed...

Downton Abbey Will Conclude After Sixth Season - Movie Or Spin-off Series To Follow?

Downton Abbey will conclude after its sixth season, the ITV show's producers have confirmed. Producer Gareth Neame made the announcement during a press conference on Thursday (26th March). "It's a very emotional day for all...

Downton Abbey To End After Sixth Season

Producers at Carnival Films announced there will be no seventh season for writer/creator Julian Fellowes' international hit, which features Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth MCGovern and Michelle Dockery. A statement to cast and...

Dev Patel: Maggie Smith's Stamina Put Me To 'Shame'

Dev Patel thinks Maggie Smith put him to ''shame'' on the set of 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'.The actor - who continues his role as hotel owner Sonny Kapoor in the movie - felt...

Shazad Latif Acted With Heroes

Shazad Latif relished the experience of working with his ''heroes'' on 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'.The 26-year-old British actor - who's best known for his starring role in the BBC TV series 'Spooks', in...

Dev Patel: Maggie Smith Is A 'Scene-stealer'

Dev Patel thinks Maggie Smith is a ''scene-stealer''.The 24-year-old actor who stars alongside the legendary actress in 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' and its sequel has joked that she just ''rolls in'' at the end...

Dame Maggie Smith's Representative Clarifies 'Downton Departure'

Dame Maggie Smith's publicist has clarified the actress' statements regarding her departure from hit period drama Downton Abbey, insisting the acting icon will be with the programme until the very end.Speculation suggesting the popular series...

Dame Maggie Smith Considering The End Of Downton Abbey

Dame Maggie Smith has confirmed reports she will be leaving Downton Abbey after one more season.Many experts expect the next season to be the popular period drama's last - and Smith insists the show cannot...

Maggie Smith Could Leave Downton Abbey After Next Season

Dame Maggie Smith has hinted that she will leave Downton Abbey after the next season, saying, "...to my knowledge, I must be 100 by now." Smith, who recently turned 80 in real life, said she...

'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Unites Original Starry Cast With Richard Gere

After The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel earned nearly $140 million on its release in 2012, the all-star cast and crew were keen to reassemble for a sequel. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel hits UK...

'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Captures Magic Of Its Predecessor

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel had a tough act to follow. Its predecessor remains of the best loved British movies of recent times and its subtle casting, genuinely funny script and heart-warming narrative saw...

Judi Dench Can't Travel Alone Due To Poor Eyesight

Dame Judi Dench can no longer travel alone because her eyesight is so bad.The 80-year-old actress' eyes are failing because she is suffering from dry and wet macular degeneration, with the former causing blurry vision,...

At 80 Retirement Is "The Rudest Word In The Dictionary" For Dame Judi Dench

Dame Judi Dench has described “retirement” as “the rudest word in the dictionary”, as she promotes her latest film, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Speaking to The Telegraph, the 80 year also revealed she...

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