Tag Archives: Dame Maggie Smith

10 British Acting Families (Who Are Not the Redgraves)

This week Doctor Who fans will get to see mother-daughter duo Dame Diana Rigg and Rachael Stirling in “The Crimson Horror.” The actresses will also be playing a mother-daughter pair in the show with Rigg as Winifred ...

Dame Maggie Smith National Portrait Gallery Painting Revealed

When Dame Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey) was invited to sit for a portrait commissioned by The National Portrait Gallery her first words to painter James Lloyd were, “Poor you,” reports Gawker.com.

Dame Maggie Smith: I’ve Never Seen ‘Downton Abbey’

Dame Maggie Smith does whatever Dame Maggie Smith pleases. The two-time Oscar winner has never picked up any of the Golden Globes or Emmys she’s won for her role as the formidable, wit-dispensing Dowager Countess on the hit PBS ...

Dame Maggie Smith & The Purse-Lipped Scolds Of Olde England

America, can I ask you a question? It’s a little delicate.

Far be it from me, a British writer on a blog devoted to British culture, to pull at a thread on the glove of the hand that feeds me, but there’s a strange aspect to the relationship between British and American culture that ...

Brits Represent at 2013 Golden Globes

The Brits have made an early showing at the 70th Annual Golden Globes with Dame Maggie Smith winning Best Supporting Actress for her performance in BBC’s Downton Abbey. Let’s do some Brit-spotting at the Globes!

Dame Maggie Smith, Brits Lead Field at the 2012 SAG Awards

The nominations have just be announced for the Screen Actor’s Guild awards, 2012, and it is fair to say that the Brits have done a very nice job. So much so that only two awards are unblessed by British influence, and Dame Maggie ...

Watch: Dame Maggie Smith Leads Brit Cast In Dustin Hoffman’s ‘Quartet’

There seems to be a cinematic trend developing, in which directors get together as many British character actors as they can, and get them to rub their sharp edges awkwardly against each other, filming the sparks until all is smooth.

Lingerie Firm Enjoys ‘The Downton Abbey Effect’

You wouldn’t think product placement would work in a costume drama, given that most of the firms able to advertise their olden-days products must have either gone out of business or moved with the times, but then Downton Abbey has ...

The Brit List: Top Ten British Character Actresses In Movies Today

In some ways, compiling this list has been more of a head-scratcher than its male counterpart, and this is in part because of the way producers and audiences tend to view female actresses as they get older. It seems a handsome male lead ...

‘Merlin’ Star Katie McGrath Named Anglo Fan Favorites, Woman of 2012

UPDATED: Katie has released a statement thanking her fans: “I am thrilled and honored to have been named BBC America’s Anglo Fan Favorites, Woman of 2012. It is humbling to even be considered, thank you so much to everyone ...