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Dame Maggie Smith Wasn't 'Satisfied' With Harry Potter Role

Dame Maggie Smith didn't feel ''satisfied'' with her role in the 'Harry Potter' franchise. The 84-year-old actress played Minerva McGonagall in seven of the British-American films based on a young wizard and his friends at...

Miriam Margolyes Is Scared Of Dame Maggie Smith

Miriam Margolyes ''f***ing scared'' of Dame Maggie Smith.The 'Harry Potter' actress joked her former co-star - who appeared as Professor McGonagall in the big screen wizarding saga - is ''quite something'', but still heaped praise...

Whoopi Goldberg To Star In Sister Act: The Musical

Whoopi Goldberg is to appear in 'Sister Act: The Musical' next summer - 28 years after starring in the movie that inspired the show.The Oscar-winning actress is returning to the role of Deloris Von Carter,...

Julian Fellowes: Downton Abbey Movie Was A Logistical Nightmare

Julian Fellowes says it was a ''logistical nightmare'' getting the cast together for the 'Downton Abbey' movie.The film sequel to the ITV period drama has seen fan favourites including Lady Mary Talbot (Michelle Dockery), Robert...

Hugh Bonneville Is 'Amazingly Impressed' By Dame Maggie Smith

Hugh Bonneville is ''amazingly impressed'' by Dame Maggie Smith.The 55-year-old actor starred with the iconic actress in the popular historical drama series 'Downton Abbey' - which ran from 2010 to 2015 - and after returning...

Downton Abbey Writer Julian Fellowes Tried To 'Cram In' So Many Characters

Julian Fellowes ''crammed in as many characters'' as possible for 'Downton Abbey'.The 70-year-old screenwriter has penned the script for the big screen adaptation of the ITV period drama - which he created and helmed for...

Downton Abbey Film Has Garment That Belonged To The 'Real Queen Mary'

'Downton Abbey' costume designer Anna Robbins has revealed that a dress worn by Geraldine James in the upcoming movie contains a ''piece of silver lame'' that belonged to the ''real Queen Mary''.The Emmy-nominated costume designer...

Hugh Bonneville Says Dame Maggie Smith Has Best Lines In Downton Abbey Movie

Hugh Bonneville insists Dame Maggie Smith has all the best lines in the 'Downton Abbey' movie.The 55-year-old actor reprises his role as Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham, in the big screen adaptation of the television...

Hugh Bonneville Teases Possibility Of Downton Abbey Franchise

Hugh Bonneville has teased the possibility of more 'Downton Abbey' movies.The 55-year-old actor - who reprises his role as Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham - has admitted that if the upcoming big screen version of...

Maggie Smith Was Final Downton Abbey Star To Sign Up For Movie

Dame Maggie Smith was the final 'Downton Abbey' star to sign up for the movie. Gareth Neame, the film's executive producer, has revealed the 84-year-old actress - who portrays Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of...

Sue Johnston Was Cut From Downton Abbey Movie

Sue Johnston has revealed she has been cut from the 'Downton Abbey' movie. The 75-year-old actress played Gladys Denker in the hugely popular period drama series - the lady's maid to Dame Maggie Smith's Violet...

Elizabeth Mcgovern: Downton Abbey Film Is 'For Fans'

Elizabeth McGovern says the 'Downton Abbey' movie is ''for the fans''. The 57-year-old actress - who plays Lady Cora Crawley - says that the highly-anticipated big screen adaptation of the hit ITV series is for...

Jim Broadbent To Star In A Boy Called Christmas

Jim Broadbent and Dame Maggie Smith are set to star in Netflix's 'A Boy Called Christmas'.The two former 'Harry Potter' stars are set to appear on screen together once again, as they've both landed roles...

Joanne Froggatt: Downton Abbey Film Gives Fans What They Want

Joanne Froggatt says the 'Downton Abbey' movie will be ''everything fans want''.The 38-year-old actress played lady's maid Anna Bates in the TV period drama, which ended after six years in 2015, and she is to...

Dame Maggie Smith Returning To Stage

Dame Maggie Smith is to return to the stage for the first time in 12 years.The 84-year-old actress will star in one-woman play 'A German Life,' which has been written by Christopher Hampton and chronicles...

Olivia Colman To Receive Bfi Fellowship

Olivia Colman is set to receive a BFI Fellowship. The 45-year-old actress will be handed the prestigious accolade at the BFI Chairman's dinner, hosted by BFI Chair Josh Berger, on March 6 at The Rosewood...

Nicole Kidman Praises Older Actresses For 'Paving The Way'

Nicole Kidman has praised actresses including Meryl Streep and Dame Judi Dench for ''paving the way'' for older actresses.The 51-year-old actress has slammed Hollywood for placing a ''due date'' on women in the industry by...

Ed Speleers Won't Be In Downton Film

Ed Speleers ''didn't get the call'' to be involved in the 'Downton Abbey' movie.The 30-year-old actor appeared as Jimmy Kent in the period drama but left after the 2014 Christmas special when his footman alter...

Michelle Dockery Is A Secret Dj

Michelle Dockery is a DJ. The 'Downton Abbey' actress may have made a name for herself playing Lady Mary Crawley in the hit period drama, but acting isn't her only talent as she willingly jumped...

Downton Abbey Movie To Be Released Next Year

The 'Downton Abbey' movie is set to be released in September 2019.The hugely popular British period drama - which ran from 2010 to 2015 and starred the likes of Hugh Bonneville and Dame Maggie Smith...

Imelda Staunton Joins Downton Abbey Movie Cast

Imelda Staunton has joined the cast of the 'Downton Abbey' movie. The 'Harry Potter' actress will appear alongside her husband Jim Carter - who plays butler Charles Carson in the popular TV series - in...

Dame Judi Dench Swore At Paramedic

Dame Judi Dench told a paramedic to ''f**k off'' after he asked if she had a carer.The 83-year-old actress needed medical attention after a hornet stung her but was furious when the young paramedic assumed...

Dame Joan Collins: 'I Only Get Offered Roles After Judi Dench And Maggie Smith Reject Them'

Dame Joan Collins says she only gets offered moving roles after Dames Judi Dench and Maggie Smith turn them down. The 84-year-old actress believes she is low down on the list of older actresses that...

Dame Maggie Smith: Young Actresses Are Under A Lot Of Pressure

Dame Maggie Smith doesn't think she'd make it in the film industry if she joined it now.The 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' star praised the young women who join the film industry nowadays for...

Whoopi Goldberg Indebted To Maggie Smith For Support During Mum's Health Crisis

The Color Purple actress was playing Mother Superior in the West End production of Sister Act, based on the 1992 comedy she starred in, back in 2010 when she learned her mum Emma...

Ralph Fiennes Crowned Best Actor At London Evening Standard Theatre Awards

Ralph Fiennes was crowned Best Actor at the 2016 London Evening Standard Theatre Awards.The 53-year-old actor picked up the accolade for his performances in both 'The Master Builder' and 'Richard III' at a star-studded bash...

Julian Fellowes Finishes Downton Abbey Script

Julian Fellowes has finished the script for the 'Downton Abbey' movie.Joanne Froggatt - who portrayed Anna Smith in the period drama for five years - has revealed the creator has penned the script for the...

Has Dame Maggie Smith Signed On For A 'Downton Abbey' Film?

Dame Maggie Smith has reportedly signed on to take part in the heavily rumoured ‘Downton Abbey’ film. While a movie version of the series has not yet been confirmed, Smith’s fellow cast member Michael Fox...

Dame Maggie Smith: 'I'll Pick My Emmy Trophy Up At The Lost And Found'

Calling the Downton Abbey star "Downton Absent", the Emmys host took aim at the great Brit when she failed to show to collect her latest accolade, grabbing the award and telling her she...

Jimmy Kimmel Takes The Emmy For "Lame" Maggie Smith After She Fails To Appear For The Ninth Time

Dame Maggie Smith won her fourth Emmy award last night and once again the British actress failed to turn up to collect her trophy. It was the ninth time Smith had been nominated for an...

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