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WATCH: ‘Downton Abbey’ Moves with the Times in First Film Trailer

We’ve already read reports that the first Downton Abbey movie trailer teases a royal visit, but now we can finally watch it for ourselves. The two-and-a-half minute trailer has just arrived online and introduces us to new characters including King George V‘s formidable-looking butler, played by David Haig (Bill from Killing Eve’s first season. RIP.) We […]

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Casting News: Dame Maggie Smith and Jim Broadbent Join ‘A Boy Called Christmas’

Dame Maggie Smith, Jim Broadbent, and Sally Hawkins have signed up to appear in the live-action family movie A Boy Called Christmas. Toby Jones, Kristen Wiig, Michiel Huisman (Game of Thrones), Henry Lawfull (Les Misérables), Rune Temte (Captain Marvel), Indica Watson (Sherlock), and Zoe Colletti (Annie) have also joined the holiday movie’s ensemble cast. Based […]

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First ‘Downton Abbey’ Trailer Reveals Royal Visit Storyline

Downton Abbey was always going to raise the stakes with its big-screen spin-off, and what better way than with a royal visit? The first trailer for the eagerly-anticipated movie debuted at CinemaCon in Las Vegas yesterday (April 3), and it shows the Grantham family preparing for the arrival of King George V and Queen Mary. […]

Maggie Smith attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House on February 14, 2016 in London, England.

Dame Maggie Smith is Returning to the London Stage After 12 Years

Dame Maggie Smith fans have cause to rejoice this morning: the beloved actress is returning to the London stage for the first time in 12 years. Smith, 84, has signed up to star in A German Life, a new one-woman play about the life of Brunhilde Pomsel, who served as personal secretary to Nazi propaganda […]

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9 Reasons Dame Maggie Smith MUST Be in the ‘Downton Abbey’ Movie

We trust Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and the production team have a handle on the forthcoming Downton Abbey movie. As of now, it’s been confirmed 20 of the TV show’s original cast members are set to return for the big screen adaptation. But, Dame Maggie Smith is still on the fence. Some headlines seem […]

Sir Ian McKellen, Dame Maggie Smith, Sir Chris Hoy, Hideki Matsuyama and the Duke of Kent react in the centre court royal box during the Gentlemen’s Singles quarter final match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Sam Querrey of The United States on day nine of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 12, 2017 in London, England.

Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Maggie Smith are Scene-Stealers at Wimbledon Championships

Defending champ Andy Murray lost out to Sam Querrey in the quarter finals of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships yesterday (June 12), and, while the match provided plenty of heart-stopping moments, it’s fair to say the real drama happened in the royal box. That’s because, tucked in among the onlookers in the prime seating at Wimbledon’s famous Centre Court, […]

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Dame Maggie Smith is NOT Keen on a ‘Downton Abbey’ Movie

The delightfully acerbic Dame Maggie Smith doesn’t often make public appearances, so it was with some trepidation we noticed she had taken to the stage in London on Saturday (April 8). Her appearance was part of the BFI & Radio Times TV Festival, and was billed as “In Conversation With” the Downton Abbey star. According to the […]

Maggie Smith attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House on February 14, 2016 in London, England.

Dame Maggie Smith Has the Perfect Response to Jimmy Kimmel Jibes

Yesterday (September 19) we told you how host Jimmy Kimmel took affront at Dame Maggie Smith‘s no-show at the Emmy Awards on Sunday night. Pointing out that Maggie’s been nominated a whopping nine times, and even won the award three of those times, the late-night talkshow host joked: “How many times do you think she’s shown up […]

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