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Maggie Smith

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  • Steven Rea: If 'Exotic' gets a sequel, why not these too?

    They're called art house films, or specialty films. You know, the ones that never show up at your local multiplex. Except that every once in a while, they do. Look what happened with "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," the saffron-scented romcom about a...
  • Maggie Smith: 'Downton Abbey' MVP

    Maggie Smith: 'Downton Abbey' MVP
    How crucial is Maggie Smith to "Downton Abbey"? Series creator Julian Fellowes told "60 Minutes" in 2013 that Smith would be "probably the hardest one to replace" and "the greatest loss." He may have to plan for that future with the news that Smith...
  • Dame Judi at 80 � laughing, living and looking forward

    Dame Judi Dench takes an awkward pause. Her interviewer's name is familiar, even if the actor he shares it with never played one of Dench's versions of James Bond. "Well, I don't know whether to have a nice little chat ... or give you an ASSIGNMENT ......
  • Maggie Smith hints she may be ready to leave 'Downton Abbey'

    "Downton Abbey" fans, you may want to sit down before reading this: Maggie Smith may be ready to leave the show. In an interview with London's Sunday Times newspaper promoting her new film, "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," the actress...
  • What next for 'Downton Abbey'?

    What next for 'Downton Abbey'?
    Many of you will not have watched the season finale of "Downton Abbey" that ran on PBS last night, so read no further if you fear spoilers.  My question for those of you who, like me, have watched to end of season five, is this: Where now? The...
  • 'Good Wife' returns; 'Downton Abbey' ends

    This weekend, one of TV's best dramas returns, one of TV best-loved dramas ends its season, and one of TV's most popular dramas rolls on. "The Good Wife," back at 9 p.m. Sunday on CBS, reminds everyone why it's the best showcase for guest stars. The...
  • The Wednesday wrap-up: Jennifer Aniston ... strapless gowns ... Jane Fonda ... Natalie Wood

    "SOMETIMES I have trouble catching my breath. Maybe when God breathed life into all of us, he didn't breathe enough into me." That's Natalie Wood, in "This Property is Condemned," uttering a very Tennessee Williams-like line, to Robert Redford. In fact,...
  • 'Downton Abbey': Maggie Smith amazes

    'Downton Abbey': Maggie Smith amazes
    Maggie Smith rules the fifth season of “Downton Abbey,” PBS’ lavish and still-delectable serial. Smith’s majestic yet poignant work as the dowager countess deepens the drama, which returns at 9 p.m. Sunday on PBS. “Love may...
  • 'Downton Abbey's' Maggie Smith is worth her weight in bon mots

    "PRINCIPLES are like prayers: noble, of course, but awkward at a party." So says Violet Crawley, dowager countess of Grantham. Of course, that is actress Maggie Smith, in character on PBS's "Downton Abbey." Maggie/Violet uttered that piece of advice...
  • Cowboys send Fox into stratosphere

    Cowboys send Fox into stratosphere
    UPDATED: The Dallas Cowboys scored a big one for Fox Sunday night. The Cowboys' 24-20 victory over the Detroit Lions pulled in 42.3 million viewers in the 7 p.m. hour, according to updated ratings. That hour put Fox ahead of the broadcasting pack. The...
  • Rene Russo -- back on screen, at long last!

    "HOLLYWOOD is a dream factory, and nobody dreams about older women!" So said film director Amy Heckerling. I don't know exactly when Ms. Heckerling made that remark, but recent years have seen something of a reversal. I think about Meryl Streep, Julia...