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Focus Features Touts ‘Downton Abbey 2,’ Todd Field’s ‘Tar’ at CinemaCon

Focus Features — which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year — came to CinemaCon on Wednesday to woo theater owners with a diverse slate of specialty films, including Downton Abbey: A New Era. “Movie theaters are sacred spaces and vital to our culture,” said Focus chairman Peter Kujawski told theater owners gathered in Las […]

‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’: Film Review

The familiar characters from the long-running Yorkshire country house saga are joined by new faces as a film shoot comes to the estate and an inheritance stirs up mysteries from the Dowager Countess’ past.

‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’ Delays Release in Theaters From March to May

Fans of Downton Abbey will have to wait just a bit longer to see the second movie adaptation of the beloved British television series. Downton Abbey: A New Era is shifting its release date in theaters from March 18 to April 29 in the U.K. and May 20 in the U.S., Focus Features, Universal Pictures […]

Netflix Jumps Into Holiday Season With Teaser for ‘A Boy Called Christmas’

Netflix is already prepared for the holiday season. The streaming platform released the first teaser trailer for its upcoming holiday feature, A Boy Called Christmas, starring Maggie Smith, Henry Lawfull, and Kristen Wiig.  The fantasy film, which stems from Matt Haig’s 2015 novel of the same name, follows a young boy named Nikolas, played by […]

Maggie Smith, Kathy Bates, Laura Linney Unite for ‘The Miracle Club’

Maggie Smith, Kathy Bates and Laura Linney are set to star in 'The Miracle Club.'

‘Downton Abbey’: Film Review

THR review: In the 'Downton Abbey' movie, the toffs upstairs and the servants below must pull together in Yorkshire's most famous fictional stately home when royals visit.

‘A German Life’: Theater Review

Maggie Smith returns to the London stage after a 12-year absence in 'A German Life,' Christopher Hampton's single-character drama about a former secretary to Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels.

Kristen Wiig, Sally Hawkins, Maggie Smith Join ‘A Boy Called Christmas’

Kristen Wiig, Sally Hawkins and Maggie Smith have joined the cast of 'A Boy Called Christmas,' the Gil Kenan-directed Netflix/StudioCanal adaptation of Matt Haig's children's book, being produced by 'Three Billboards' banner Blueprint Pictures.

Maggie Smith to Return to London Stage for First Time in 12 Years

The British acting royalty will star as controversial real-life figure Brunhilde Pomsel in the new play by Christopher Hampton, 'A German Life,' to be directed by Jonathan Kent.

‘Tea With the Dames’: Film Review

British acting legends Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith star as themselves in the documentary 'Tea With the Dames,' directed by Roger Michell.

‘The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie’: Theater Review

Lia Williams takes the title role in 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie' at the Donmar Warehouse, a new adaptation of Muriel Spark's enduring novel written by David Harrower ('Blackbird') and directed by Polly Findlay.

Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon to Reprise Roles for Harry Potter Mobile Game

'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery' will be released on April 25.