Maggie Smith's humor shines in 'Lady in the
Reading EagleMaggie Smith's humor shines in 'Lady in the Van,' out today on DVDReading EagleMaggie Smith's role as an ornery vagrant in "The Lady in the Van," released today on DVD, might seem like the complete opposite of her persona as the regal Dowager Countess of Grantham on "Downton Abbey." But, Jake Coyle, who wrote an Associated ...
Posted on 18 April 2016 | 9:02 pm
Dame Maggie Smith on the 'Lady in the Van':
Examiner.comDame Maggie Smith on the 'Lady in the Van': Her 'main interest seemed to be God'Examiner.comThe story is closely linked with Maggie Smith, who portrayed Shepherd thrice, in the original 1999 theatrical production (which earned her a Best Actress nomination at the 2000 Olivier Awards) and in the 2009 BBC Radio 4 adaptation and in the British ...
Posted on 17 April 2016 | 2:14 pm
Maggie Smith re-creates stage triumph in
Maggie Smith re-creates stage triumph in 'The Lady in the Van'The OlympianBennett wrote about his neighbor in a London Review of Books essay; in a 1999 play starring Maggie Smith, who re-created the role 10 years later for a BBC radio adaptation; and now, in a Bennett-revised screenplay hewing closely to his play, a film ...
Posted on 14 April 2016 | 4:31 am
Maggie Smith Gets Critics Circle Award -
Wizards and What NotMaggie Smith Gets Critics Circle AwardWizards and What NotDame Maggie Smith has had a long and storied career that has spanned seven decades. From her Broadway debut in 1956 to finishing out the run of Downton Abbey this past winter, she has won record five Best Actress Evening Standard Awards, and been ...
Posted on 9 April 2016 | 12:09 pm
Book review: Maggie Smith - Independent
Independent OnlineBook review: Maggie SmithIndependent OnlineNo one delivers a tart line quite as waspishly as Dame Maggie Smith. Despite her age, 81, the actress's long and distinguished career is still in full sail, one of the most recognisable stars of the screen. She deserves a riveting biography. Alas, this ...
Posted on 5 April 2016 | 11:30 pm
Will Ferrell has a crush on Dame Maggie
When told Helen admitted she had the "biggest crush" on Will, he said: "You know it. You know it, baby. You know what, I'm so flattered by that. I mean, she is our most beloved actress? Actor, period.
Posted on 1 April 2015 | 1:01 am
Will Ferrell admits he has a crush on
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" actor of our time, the 47-year-old comedian insists he would love to be betrothed to Maggie.
Posted on 31 March 2015 | 12:02 am
Will Ferrell's Maggie Smith crush
Will Ferrell has admitted he wishes he and Dame Maggie Smith were ''betrothed'' but insists Helen Mirren is the most ''beloved'' actor of our time.
Posted on 30 March 2015 | 9:05 am
Will Ferrell: I'm already betrothed to
Anchorman actor Will Ferrell opened up about his love for Downton Abbey actress Dame Maggie Smith during an interview which saw him accompanied by a white cockatoo called Professor Feathers.
Posted on 30 March 2015 | 6:55 am
Maggie Smith lives on a driveway in The Lady
Maggie Smith stars in the adaptation following real events in the '70s and '80s.
Posted on 27 March 2015 | 9:12 am
Maggie Smith-Led THE LADY IN THE VAN to Be
Below, check out the official trailer to this summer's brand new anticipated Netflix original series, Narcos. All ten (10) episodes of Narcos will premiere today,?August 28 at 12:01am PST exclusively on Netflix. Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert ...
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 12:04 am
The first scene from Downton Abbey series
Brace yourselves, folks. Here's your very first look at Downton series six – and it brings us the sort of deliciously sharp-tongued bickering we've come to expect when Maggie Smith's Dowager Countess and Isobel Crawley (Penelope Wilton) come to blows ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 11:00 pm
Maggie Smith is on fiery form in this first
With just a few weeks to go until Downton Abbey returns, here's a glimpse at what you can expect from the final series. Maggie Smith is on fiery form in this newly-released scene, which sees her clash once again with Penelope Wilton's Lady Isobel Crawley ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 10:57 pm
12 Fictional Teachers We'll Never Stop
Need we say more? In this nod to the Maggie Smith starrer The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Katherine inspires uptight Wellesely girls to embrace art and culture and to think beyond just graduating to find a husband and raise children. Art history and feminist ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 8:34 am
Maggie Smith Biography Due in September
"Maggie Smith: A Biography," penned by Michael Coveney, will be released by Weidenfeld & Nicolson - Orion Books Sept. 3. The 384-page hardback tome is billed as the "definitive biography" of Smith, the stage and screen star who won a Tony Award for her ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 11:59 pm
Maggie Smith: I haven't seen 'Downton'
Millions of people have watched Maggie Smith on "Downton Abbey." But she's not one of them.
Posted on 14 February 2013 | 9:27 am
Review: 'Quartet' has a winning, classy
Dustin Hoffman's directing bow at 75 finds a perfect match in the well-heeled subject of "Quartet," a charming tale of aging musicians whose passion for life continues undiminished in a stately English manor filled with humor, caring and of co
Posted on 8 January 2013 | 6:36 am
Maggie Smith wins best supporting actress
Maggie Smith of "Downton Abbey" wins the Emmy Award for best supporting actress in a drama series.
Posted on 23 September 2012 | 6:19 pm
Correction: TV-Downton Abbey story
In a story July 21 about the PBS drama "Downton Abbey," The Associated Press erroneously reported that Shirley MacLaine's character is named Laura. The character is named Martha.
Posted on 21 July 2012 | 9:06 pm
'Downton' writer: Smith exit would be 'a
Posted on 12 March 2012 | 7:02 am