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Coronavirus Could See Dame Maggie Smith Out Of Downton Abbey Sequel

Dame Maggie Smith's role in the 'Downton Abbey' sequel has been put in doubt by the coronavirus pandemic.According to The Sun newspaper's Bizarre column, the 85-year-old actress had held talks about reprising her role as...

Kathy Bates And Dame Maggie Smith To Star In The Miracle Club

Kathy Bates, Dame Maggie Smith and Laura Linney are to star in 'The Miracle Club'.The trio have been tapped to appear in the new flick, which is helmed by Thaddeus O'Sullivan.The movie - which has...

Dame Judi Dench Hates Ageing

Dame Judi Dench thinks ageing is ''horrible''.The 85-year-old actress has insisted there's ''nothing'' good about getting older, and doesn't agree with people who claim age is ''an attitude''.When asked by Vogue magazine what she likes...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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