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Dame Maggie Smith: 'I don't watch Downton Abbey'

Dame Maggie Smith: 'I don't watch Downton Abbey'

Feb 14 2013, 8:28pm CST | by

Dame Maggie Smith has never watched 'Downton Abbey'. Although the 78-year-old actress stars as the formidable Dowager Countess Violet Crawley on the show, she admitted she has never tuned in to...

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Dame Maggie Smith: 'I don't watch Downton Abbey'

Feb 14 2013, 8:28pm CST | by

Dame Maggie Smith has never watched 'Downton Abbey'.

Although the 78-year-old actress stars as the formidable Dowager Countess Violet Crawley on the show, she admitted she has never tuned in to watch her performance onscreen.

Speaking on '60 Minutes', she said: "I don't sit down and watch it. I haven't watched it.

"I will look at it when it's all over, maybe. Because it's frustrating - I always see things that I would like to do differently and think, 'Oh, why in the name of God did I do that?'"

Despite winning numerous awards - including a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, two Emmys, and a Screen Actors Guild Award - for playing the countess, Maggie insists she has no interest in fame.

She said: "I don't feel any different to the way I felt before, and I'm not quite sure what [being a star] means. I am familiar to people now, which is what I was not before. That is entirely due to the television set."

Maggie's 'Quartet' co-star Billy Connolly recently revealed he would love a role on 'Downton Abbey' because he wants to work with Maggie again.

He explained: "I loved working with Dame Maggie Smith. She's hilarious, so funny in between takes and then they say action and she can turn it on like that.

"She's amazing and the things she comes out with, real acidic comments, it's brilliant. She is a bit like the character on 'Downton'."

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Portraits from Snowdon archive go on display at National Portrait Gallery in London

Sep 26 2014 6:13pm CDT | Source: Art Daily

An important display of portraits by Snowdon from the 1950s to the 1990s has opened at the National Portrait Gallery, London, it was announced today, Friday 26 September, 2014. The display includes portraits from his recently announced gift, one of the largest in its history, of 130 original prints to the gallery, of some of his most iconic photographs. Highlights include from 1978 actor Terence Stamp dramatically clothed up to his neck in a cape and Dame Maggie Smith photographed with ...
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