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Maggie Smith

Critic’s Notebook: Farewell to ‘Downton Abbey,’ and to a More Gracious Time

The appeal of 'Downton Abbey' was the access it offered viewers to a fantasy land of elegance and gentility — values that seem especially quaint now that the era of Trump is upon us.

London Film Festival: Maggie Smith Says Female Role Debate Is for “Middle-Aged” Women

The actress also said she found her role in 'The Lady in the Van' easier than that of her iconic Dowager Countess character in 'Downton Abbey.'

Maggie Smith’s ‘Lady in the Van’ Enters Awards Race

The film adaptation of Alan Bennett's hit play will get an Oscar-qualifying run in December.

‘The Lady in the Van’: TIFF Review

Maggie Smith reprises her acclaimed stage performance in Nicholas Hytner's screen adaptation of Alan Bennett's play.

TIFF: British Theater-to-Film Directors Get Festival Spotlight

This year's City-to-City sidebar will showcase directorial double-acts moving from the live stage to the big screen.

‘The Lady in the Van’ Starring Maggie Smith Set for December Release

Nicholas Hytner's film, which will screen at the Toronto Film Festival, gets an awards-qualifying run.

Actors Hall of Fame Induction Headed to Ovation TV

The celebration of 15 actors honored for film, TV and theater work will be televised for the first time.

‘Downton Abbey’s’ Dowager Countess May Appear in Julian Fellowes’ New NBC Drama

'The Gilded Age' could feature a younger version of the character, said Fellowes.

U.K. Box Office: ‘Home’ Scores Biggest Animation Opening Since ‘Lego Movie’

'Insurgent' also beat 'Divergent's' first-week results by more than 40 percent.

Kate Middleton Pops Downstairs at ‘Downton Abbey’

The heavily pregnant Duchess of Cambridge made a special visit to London's Ealing Studios.

U.K. Box Office: Judi Dench Fights Off Will Smith, Christian Grey and Robots

'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' stays on top for its second week, while 'Chappie' creaks into fourth place.