Tag Archives: Dame Maggie Smith

George Clooney, Maggie Smith and a Kiss in ‘Downton Abbey’

Before we get any further it’s important to state that George Clooney really IS going to be in Downton Abbey, with the cast of Downton Abbey, acting a part, playing a role, and everything. That report we ran about him filming in ...

What Should We Call the Royal Baby?

Today, that portion of the English-speaking world that has a fondness for Britain is abuzz with the news that the Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with her second child.

WATCH: Richard Gere Arrives in ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’

WATCH: Dame Maggie Smith Bickering with Kevin Kline in ‘My Old Lady’

Take a look at this trailer here. It’s for a BBC Films production called My Old Lady and it stars Dame Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline and Kristin Scott Thomas.

The Surprising Singing Voices of British Actors

If you were to go solely on the reaction of showbiz bloggers and newshounds (hello!), Keira Knightley‘s decision to play a struggling singer (and sing) in her latest movie Begin Again is one that is not only surprising, but ...

That's SIR Daniel Day Lewis To You!

The Queen’s Birthday Honours List was announced yesterday, and it seems we have a new theatrical sir to add to an already enormously impressive list. Daniel Day-Lewis is to receive a knighthood, putting the three-time Oscar winner ...

Actress Anna Chancellor Talks ‘Private Lives’ and Maggie Smith

Anna Chancellor is on the phone and she’s chuckling. “You’d laugh so much if you could see where I’m calling you from,” the British actress says. “I’m in the middle of a market in a small town in Algeria near Morocco.

Downton Abbey is Overrun by Cats in ‘Downton Tabby’

If you thought Lady Mary and Lady Edith were catty toward each other in Downton Abbey, wait until you meet their feline versions in Downton Tabby.

Brit Binge Watching: Five Dame Maggie Smith Films Available to View Online

Dame Maggie Smith is currently nominated for her third straight Emmy for her role as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham in Downton Abbey (available on Hulu.com).

Brits with Birthdays: ‘Luther’s Idris Elba Turns 41, and More

Idris Elba, the London-born actor who stars as the titular police detective in BBC America’s popular Luther series, celebrates his 41st birthday on Sept. 6.