Dame Maggie Smith

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.

WATCH: First Trailer For ‘Downton Abbey’ Season Four

“You have a straightforward choice,” says Dame Maggie Smith’s Dowager Countess in the kindest and least characteristic tone she has ever used, “you must choose either death…” and there is a ...

‘Downton Abbey’ News Roundup: How Many More Seasons to Come?

Downton Abbey may be off the air until the start of Season 4 but that doesn’t mean there’s no news of the show or its stars. (Season 4 will begin showing in the U.K. in September and in the U.S. on January 5.)

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 ...