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

By Stephanie Chase | 25th November 2014

‘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...

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

By Rich Cline | 24th November 2014

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...

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

By Rich Cline | 21st November 2014

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...

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Maggie Smith Blames Downton Abbey For Fame

2nd November 2014

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...

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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

By Rich Cline | 24th October 2014

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...

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Dame Maggie Smith Honoured By Queen

18th October 2014

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...

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Maggie Smith Lands Top Honour From Queen Elizabeth Ii

17th October 2014

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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George Clooney Kisses Maggie Smith In Downton Abbey Skit

18th September 2014

Dame Maggie Smith will be the envy of Downton Abbey fans all over the world when she puckers up to smooch Hollywood hunk George Clooney in a charity episode of the show.The Ocean's Eleven star,...

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Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 -Breaking Bad Predictably Dominates Drama

By Elinor Cosgrave | 26th August 2014

The Primetime Emmy Awards were held on Monday evening (25th August) in Los Angeles and there was stiff competition in every category although the results were ultimately highly predictable. Breaking Bad dominated the drama awards...

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Downton Abbey Makes Amusing Mistake In New Promotional Images

By Hannah Woodhead | 15th August 2014

The picture, which depicts Lord Robert Crawley (Hugh Bonneville) and daughter Edith (Laura Carmichael) standing in one of their impressive stately rooms, features an unexpected decoation on the mantelpiece; a very modern plastic water bottle....

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'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Looks Fantastically Watchable [Trailer + Pictures]

By Michael West | 11th August 2014

Forget The Avengers, The Hunger Games and The Hobbit, for it was The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel that ruled supreme as the true box-office success story of 2012. Fox were never expecting much when producers...

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Everything We Know So Far About ‘Downton Abbey’ Season 5

By Stephanie Chase | 23rd July 2014

Everyone’s favourite period drama of manners, ‘Downton Abbey’ is heading back to our screens for a fifth season. If you’re in the UK the wait isn't too long with the season premiere set for this...

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Warwick Davis: Harry Potter Set Smelled

4th July 2014

The 'Harry Potter' set used to smell of rotting food, Warwick Davis has recalled.The 44-year-old actor - who played both Professor Flitwick and goblin bank teller Griphook in the fantasy franchise - has revealed that...

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Maggie Gyllenhaal Wants A Role In Downton Abbey

3rd July 2014

Maggie Gyllenhaal wants a role in 'Downton Abbey'.The 'Secretary' actress has revealed she would 'love' a part on the ITV period drama - which also stars Michelle Dockery, Maggie Smith and Hugh Bonneville - but...

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Angelina Jolie, Daniel Day Lewis & Dame Maggie Smith Receive Queen's Birthday Honours

By Elinor Cosgrave | 15th June 2014

The Queen's Birthday Honours List consists of 1149 people including Angelina Jolie and Daniel Day-Lewis. Day- Lewis has received a knighthood and Jolie has been made an honorary dame. Whilst Maggie Smith has received another...

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Angelina Jolie Made An Honorary Dame

14th June 2014

Angelina Jolie has been made into an honorary Dame in Britain.The 'Maleficent' actress was among the stars recognised in Queen Elizabeth's list of Birthday Honours for her dedication to campaigning against sexual violence and the...

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Maggie Smith In Line To Receive Queen Elizabeth Ii's Top Honour

13th June 2014

Dame Maggie Smith is set to receive one of Britain's highest awards as part of Queen Elizabeth Ii's annual Birthday Honours list.The Oscar winner is expected to be named as a Companion of Honour when...

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Helen Mirren Wants To Work With Maggie Smith

10th June 2014

Dame Helen Mirren wants to work with Dame Maggie Smith.The veteran 68-year-old actress would love to work with her fellow British screen icon because her one career regret is that she hasn't been able to...

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Sue Johnston Joins Downton Abbey Cast

30th May 2014

Longtime British soap star Sue Johnston has joined the cast of Downton Abbey as a maid to Dame Maggie Smith's character the Dowager Countess.Brassed Off actress Johnston, who has appeared in hit U.K. shows The...

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Dame Maggie Smith To Reprise Lady In The Van For New Film

9th May 2014

Downton Abbey star Dame Maggie Smith will swap her finery for rags to play a homeless woman in the movie adaptation of Alan Bennett's play The Lady In The Van.Smith will reprise the role of...

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Angela Lansbury "Very Proud" To Be Made A Dame

By Lauren James | 15th April 2014

Angela Lansbury has today been bestowed with the honour of being made a dame by Queen Elizabeth in a special ceremony. The 88 year-old actress, who had previously been known as Angela Lansbury CBE, will...

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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 campaign to clean up the British press.A long list of celebrities have thrown their support...

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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 the veteran actress will make an exit during the show's fifth season.The 79 year old...

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

By Victoria Pavlova | 19th January 2014

The Screen Actor Guild Awards are one of the biggest industry events during awards season and the one of the early indicators for Oscar trends. So, when Lupita Nyong’o won the Outstanding Performance by a...

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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 on the follow-up to 2012's surprise hit comedy alongside an all-star cast including Dame Judi...

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Fascinating Fact: 4017613

10th January 2014

Hollywood veteran Richard Gere has officially signed on to star alongside Dame Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Dame Maggie Smith in the upcoming sequel to surprise 2011 hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. The Pretty...

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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 the glamorous event, held at the Sovoy Hotel in London, last night (17.11.13) for her...

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

By Victoria Pavlova | 3rd November 2013

The National Theatre in London celebrated five decades of quality productions yesterday with the aid of some of the brightest and most experienced stars of UK theatre. Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Helen Mirren, Derek Jacobi,...

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Richard Gere Joining Veteran Cast For 'Marigold Hotel' Sequel

By Jack de Aguilar | 31st October 2013

Not only has The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel retained its all-star cast for the sequel, but another behemoth of the big screen has joined ranks. Richard Gere will star alongside Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie...

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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 story The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.The movie, about a group of British pensioners who set...

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