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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...

A Week In Movies: Berlin Wraps Up, Dames Judi And Maggie Hit The Red Carpet, Julia Roberts Films In L.a. And There Are New Trailers For Age Of Adaline, Big Game And Crimson Peak

The Berlin Film Festival wrapped up last weekend after the premiere for Disney's new live-action version of Cinderella, and stars Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Lily James and Richard Madden, plus director Kenneth Branagh were...

Celia Imrie Wants Hollywood Role

Celia Imrie wants to star in a Hollywood film.The British actress is hoping her starring role in 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' will help catapult her to fame across the pond so she can...

Contactmusic.com’S 10 Most Anticipated Films Of 2015

As always, there are far too many sequels, spin-offs, remakes and reboots clogging the cinemas, but some of them might actually be good. Of course, release dates are subject to change...10) Shaun The Sheep Movie...

A Spot Of Festive Grouse Shooting? It Must Be The 'Downton Abbey' Christmas Special!

‘Downton Abbey’ will be back on our screens this festive season with a two hour Christmas special which will see the Crawley family travelling to Northumberland for a 'grouse shooting' party. The episode promises to...

'My Old Lady' Appeals To Older Viewers Through Maggie Smith

With films aimed at mature audiences gaining in popularity, 'My Old Lady' seems like a sure-fire formula for a hit. It stars the grand dame of theatre and cinema, Maggie Smith, in a lively role...

A Week In Movies: World Premieres For Lawrence, Cumberbatch And Jolie And New Trailers Arrive For Fifty Shades And Cinderella

After the world premiere in London last week, this week saw the cast of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 walking the red carpet in Los Angeles just before the film arrived in cinemas. Cast...

Maggie Smith Blames Downton Abbey For Fame

British actress Dame Maggie Smith blames Downton Abbey for making her too famous to walk the streets.The veteran actress has enjoyed several acclaimed roles during her 62-year career, but she has always managed to maintain...

A Week In Movies: Premieres With Brad Pitt And Daniel Radcliffe In London, Maggie Smith And Toby Jones On Set, Trailers For A Vampire Comedy And Two Big Franchise Sequels

The London Film Festival wrapped up this week with Brad Pitt leading a charge through Leicester Square for the red carpet premiere of his World War II tank thriller Fury, accompanied by his crewmates Shia...

Dame Maggie Smith Honoured By Queen

Dame Maggie Smith was honoured by Queen Elizabeth on Friday (17.10.14).The 'Downton Abbey' star was made a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour, one of Britian's highest honours, at a special ceremony...

Maggie Smith Lands Top Honour From Queen Elizabeth Ii

Dame Maggie Smith received one of Britain's highest honours from Queen Elizabeth Ii during a ceremony at Windsor Castle in England on Friday (17Oct14).The Downton Abbey actress was handed the gold medal by the monarch...

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