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Dame Maggie Smith: Young Actresses Are Under A Lot Of Pressure

Dame Maggie Smith doesn't think she'd make it in the film industry if she joined it now.The 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' star praised the young women who join the film industry nowadays for...

Whoopi Goldberg Indebted To Maggie Smith For Support During Mum's Health Crisis

The Color Purple actress was playing Mother Superior in the West End production of Sister Act, based on the 1992 comedy she starred in, back in 2010 when she learned her mum Emma...

Ralph Fiennes Crowned Best Actor At London Evening Standard Theatre Awards

Ralph Fiennes was crowned Best Actor at the 2016 London Evening Standard Theatre Awards.The 53-year-old actor picked up the accolade for his performances in both 'The Master Builder' and 'Richard III' at a star-studded bash...

Julian Fellowes Finishes Downton Abbey Script

Julian Fellowes has finished the script for the 'Downton Abbey' movie.Joanne Froggatt - who portrayed Anna Smith in the period drama for five years - has revealed the creator has penned the script for the...

Has Dame Maggie Smith Signed On For A 'Downton Abbey' Film?

Dame Maggie Smith has reportedly signed on to take part in the heavily rumoured ‘Downton Abbey’ film. While a movie version of the series has not yet been confirmed, Smith’s fellow cast member Michael Fox...

Dame Maggie Smith: 'I'll Pick My Emmy Trophy Up At The Lost And Found'

Calling the Downton Abbey star "Downton Absent", the Emmys host took aim at the great Brit when she failed to show to collect her latest accolade, grabbing the award and telling her she...

Jimmy Kimmel Takes The Emmy For "Lame" Maggie Smith After She Fails To Appear For The Ninth Time

Dame Maggie Smith won her fourth Emmy award last night and once again the British actress failed to turn up to collect her trophy. It was the ninth time Smith had been nominated for an...

Isabella Rossellini: Don't Call Me Beautiful

Isabella Rossellini feels insulted when she's told she's ''still beautiful''.The 64-year-old actress, who starred in the iconic movies 'Blue Velvet' and 'Death Becomes Her,' says it's condescending when people compliment her looks but doesn't...

Eric Idle Blasts Downton Abbey

Idle, 72, is disturbed by fans love of shows such as the period drama and slammed the show and it's ilk for it's portrayal of "upper class twits" and "sexually available domestic servants"."I love and...

Leonardo Dicaprio Is Maggie Smith's Bafta Valentine

'Downton Abbey' star Maggie Smith became the luckiest woman at the BAFTAs (and possibly in Britain) this weekend when she received a great big Valentine's kiss off none other than Oscar favourite Leonardo DiCaprio, following...

Laura Carmichael Was Hired For Maggie Smith Resemblance

The British actress was cast as Maggie's onscreen granddaughter, Lady Edith Crawley, in the show and played her for six seasons before the period drama recently came to an end. Laura has...

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...

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