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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 cl ...
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Downton Abbey return watched by 8.1m viewers

Sep 22 2014 5:03pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

The first episode of Downton Abbey's fifth series was watched by an average audience of 8.1m on Sunday evening.It beat the debut episode of five-part BBC One army drama Our Girl, which attracted an average audience of 3.9m.An extra 300,000 watched Downton on ITV's +1 channel. But it was just over a million less than the 9.2m who saw the first episode of series four.The latest instalment of Julian Fellowes's period drama attracted a mixture of re ...
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Kevin Kline's 'Old Lady' bites back

Sep 19 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: MPR

In the new film "My Old Lady," an American played by actor Kevin Kline has his hands full with a tenant portrayed by Maggie Smith, known most recently for ...
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Win free tickets to RSC’s Two Gentlemen of Verona at Angelika Mosaic

Sep 18 2014 1:03pm CDT | Source: D.C. Theater Scene

DCTS has partnered with Angelika Mosaic Film Center in Fairfax, Virginia to offer you free tickets to the latest screenings of opera, ballet and theatre from around the world. We have 3 pairs of tickets to each screening of The Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona recorded live on September 3, […] The post Win free tickets to RSC’s Two Gentlemen of Verona at Angelika Mosaic appeared first on DC Theatre Scene.         R ...
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Ticket giveaway to see Kevin Kline and Maggie Smith in My Old Lady

Sep 17 2014 2:04pm CDT | Source: D.C. Theater Scene

DCTS has partnered with the new Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market to offer you free tickets to the latest screenings of opera, ballet and theatre from around the world. We have 3 pairs of tickets to see My Old Lady, adapted by playwright Israel Horovitz from his stage play. Broke after three failed marriages and […] The post Ticket giveaway to see Kevin Kline and Maggie Smith in My Old Lady appeared first on DC Theatre Scene.         R ...
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Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘My Old Lady’

Sep 12 2014 1:48pm CDT | Source: CBS 5

You can hear KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl’s movie reviews on KCBS All News 740AM and 106.9FM Fridays at 8:53am & 4:53pm. SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews the film “My Old Lady,” a dramedy about a man (Kevin Kline) inheriting a Paris apartment from his late father, which comes with some complications by way of an occupant (Maggie Smith) who isn’t willing to leave. Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘My Old Lady’ KCBS RadioplaypausejQuery ...
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Inheriting a Paris Apartment with an Unmovable Tenant in the Film “My Old Lady”

Sep 8 2014 2:50pm CDT | Source: WNYC Music

Playwright Israel Horowitz talks about adapting his play for the screen and directing “My Old Lady.” He’s joined by Kevin Kline, who stars in it. He plays a down-on-his-luck New Yorker who inherits a Parisian apartment from his estranged father. But when he arrives in France to sell it, he discovers tenant living there who will not budge. Mathilde, feisty Englishwoman (played by Maggie Smith) has lived there with her daughter Chloé (played by Krist ...
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