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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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Angelina Jolie is a Dame

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ANGELINA JOLIE Awarded Honorary Title By The Queen

Jun 14 2014 7:36am CDT | Source: I'm Not Obsessed

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Meet Dame Angelina Jolie! The actress and UN Special Envoy received the honorary title of Dame from Queen Elizabeth in England yesterday. The Queen awarded her the title for her work combating sexual violence in conflict. RELATED: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend the Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. According to People, Angelina was made an “honorary Dame Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George for extraordinary service to U.K. foreign policy.” ...
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