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Angela Lansbury "Very Proud" To Be Made A Dame

15th April 2014

Angela Lansbury has today been bestowed with the honour of being made a dame by Queen Elizabeth in a special...

Stars Join Campaign To Improve Press Standards

18th March 2014

More than 200 stars including Russell Brand, Sir Ian Mckellen and Dame Maggie Smith have put their names to a...

Maggie Smith To Keep Downton Abbey Role

25th February 2014

Downton Abbey producers have assured fans Dame Maggie Smith is to keep her place in the cast after rumours suggested...

Lupita Nyong'o, "American Hustle" Dominate Sag Awards 2014

19th January 2014

The Screen Actor Guild Awards are one of the biggest industry events during awards season and the one of the...

Richard Gere Joins The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2

13th January 2014

Richard Gere has joined 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' sequel.The 64-year-old actor has jetted off to India to begin work...

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10th January 2014

Hollywood veteran Richard Gere has officially signed on to star alongside Dame Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Dame Maggie Smith...

Dame Helen Mirren Wins Best Actress At Evening Standard Theatre Awards

18th November 2013

Dame Helen Mirren has been crowned Best Actress at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards.The 68-year-old actress won the prize at...

National Theatre In London Celebrates 50 Years With A Shining Cast And Star-studded Guest List

3rd November 2013

The National Theatre in London celebrated five decades of quality productions yesterday with the aid of some of the brightest...

Richard Gere Joining Veteran Cast For 'Marigold Hotel' Sequel

31st October 2013

Not only has The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel retained its all-star cast for the sequel, but another behemoth of the...

Judi Dench And Maggie Smith Heading Back To India For Marigold Sequel

29th October 2013

Dame Judi Dench and Dame Maggie Smith will be re-teaming once again for a sequel of surprise box office success...

Steve Coogan Loves Imitating James Bond

17th October 2013

Steve Coogan still enjoys impersonating James Bond.The 'Philomena' actor, who spoofed 007 in his 2011 movie 'The Trip,' provided some...

'Downton Abbey' Consoles Emmy Loss With 10.5m Tune-in To New Series

23rd September 2013

Downton Abbey has finally returned to television for a fourth season meaning Sunday nights are once again sorted for fans...

Michelle Dockery: 'Downton Abbey Won't Survive Without Maggie Smith'

6th September 2013

Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery is convinced the future of the show lies in the hands of veteran star Dame...

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3rd September 2013

Dame Judi Dench is set to join a list of Hollywood stars including Maggie Smith and Michael Gambon in upcoming...

Primetime Emmy Awards 2013: How Accurate Were Nomination Predictions?

19th July 2013

The Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced yesterday (Thursday 18th July). The nomination ceremony was presented by Kate Mara and...

Toby Stephens Wins Rave Reviews For Tackling His Father's West End Role

4th July 2013

British actor Toby Stephens has won praise from theatre critics for his role in a West End revival of a...

Paul Giamatti Continues American Invasion Of Downton Abbey With Season Four Appearance

25th June 2013

Paul Giamatti will become the next American actor to appear in the hugely successful British period drama Downton Abbey, with...

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4th June 2013

Garden gnomes decorated by stars including Dame Helen Mirren and Dame Maggie Smith for this year's (13) Chelsea Flower Show...

Downton Abbey Will Return To Pbs In January 2014

14th May 2013

After the surprise ending of series three, many were left wondering whether or not the hugely successful period drama Downton...

Maggie Smith To Lead First-time Director's Paris Film

8th May 2013

Beloved British actress Dame Maggie Smith has given a first-time director a big boost by signing on to lead the...

Downton Abbey Clothing Line To Launch

1st May 2013

A clothing line inspired by 'Downton Abbey' is set to launch.The ITV period drama has captured imaginations worldwide since its...

Gary Carr Joining The Downton Abbey Cast As The Show's First Black Character

1st May 2013

Downton Abbey is going to get a whole lot more complicated and interesting, with the addition of a host of...

Miriam Margolyes Opened New School Building After Maggie Smith Snubbed Offer

2nd April 2013

Miriam Margolyes jumped at the chance to return to her old school to officially launch a new building after her...

Alternate Oscars: Paul Thomas Anderson Wins! Leonardo Di Caprio Wins! Daniel Craig Wins!

21st February 2013

Imagine for a minute an alternate Academy Awards. An Oscars ceremony that decided against rewarding biopics, inaccurate thrillers and lightweight...

Maggie Smith Will Never Work In Theatre Again

19th February 2013

Veteran British actress Dame Maggie Smith is convinced she will never work in theatre again due to her advancing years.The...

Maggie Smith: 'I've Never Seen Downton'

15th February 2013

Downton Abbey star Dame Maggie Smith has never seen an episode of the hit period drama - because, like so...

Dame Maggie Smith: 'I Don't Watch Downton Abbey'

15th February 2013

Dame Maggie Smith has never watched 'Downton Abbey'.Although the 78-year-old actress stars as the formidable Dowager Countess Violet Crawley on...

Toby Stephens To Tackle His Father's Role In West End Play

30th January 2013

British actor Toby Stephens is heading to the West End in a new production of the play which previously starred...

Dustin Hoffmans' Directorial Debut, 'Quartet', How Did He Do?

25th January 2013

Double Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman has, at the age of 75, finally switched to directing. While many were surprised it...

Enigmatic Maggie Smith Stays Away From The Golden Globes (Still Wins)

14th January 2013

British screen icon Dame Maggie Smith did not attend the Golden Globes in Beverly Hills on Sunday (January 13, 2013)...

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