Maggie Smith

Downton Abbey Series 5 – Come All Ye Faithful, in Exultation

Downton Abbey Series 5 – Come All Ye Faithful, in Exultation

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Joyful, triumphant, and with everyone singing in exultation at the events taking place at Downton Abbey in Series 5, was a wonderful way to end the Xmas Special

My Old Lady – Paris, Wisdom, Age and Finding your Destiny

My Old Lady – Paris, Wisdom, Age and Finding your Destiny

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In the picturesque historically important Marais district of Paris a drama surrounding the life of one old lady played by Maggie Smith unfolds in engaging style

Alan Bennett Author & Playwright – a Class Act like No Other

Alan Bennett Author & Playwright – a Class Act like No Other

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England’s playwright Alan Bennett is renowned for his incredible wit and stylish writing and his contribution to the world of literature and theatre is profound

Downton Abbey Season 3 – ‘I Am Never Wrong’ Declares Dowager

Downton Abbey Season 3 – ‘I Am Never Wrong’ Declares Dowager

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‘Well….that is an easy caveat to accept’ says Dowager Countess Violet (aka the simply marvellous Maggie Smith) staunchly in a conversation with her son Robert, Lord Grantham and his wife Lady Cora in the Drawing Room of Downton Abbey, ‘Because I am Never Wrong’. And therein lies the crux of…

Downton Abbey Christmas Cracker – Truth and New Beginnings

Downton Abbey Christmas Cracker – Truth and New Beginnings

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What an episode the final in Series 2 of Downton Abbey turned out to be, reported our London correspondent, who was quite breathless with excitement about it all. The Christmas Special at Downton Abbey was shot full of lovely lines, many of them delivered once again by the delicious Dowager Duchess Violet, played so flawlessly and with such great verve and vigor by renowned English actress Maggie Smith.

Downton Abbey & Castle – Stylish Dramas Capturing our HeArts

Downton Abbey & Castle – Stylish Dramas Capturing our HeArts

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Art, the skill and technique involved in producing visual representations… or the creation of beautiful or thought provoking works, is very evident in two very stylish television dramas currently being created on each side of the Atlantic – Downton Abbey in England and Castle in America. Their characters are capturing our heArts.

Downton Abbey Down Under – Celebrity Status

Downton Abbey Down Under – Celebrity Status

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It seems as if Channel Seven’s saturation marketing techniques over the past few weeks worked according to this mornings reviewers and ratings. Last night the superb British television period drama series we posted about back in January, gained both high praise and record numbers tuning in. Downton Abbey is a series of fascinating stories about life upstairs and down, for the new gen and the new age

Costume, a footnote to culture in Downton Abbey and The King’s Speech

Costume, a footnote to culture in Downton Abbey and The King’s Speech

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Costume is, and remains an important footnote to culture. It is both a changing and eternal form of human expression. In the new English series Downton Abbey, which we recently reviewed, the costumes for both men and women are truly superb, mostly tailor made for its bevvy of actors both upstairs and down.