All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Maggie Smith’

‘Downton Abbey:’ Sixth Season to Be the Last

Downton Abbey will end its run following its upcoming sixth season. Producer Carnival Films made the announcement on Thursday. The production company’s managing director, Gareth Neame, had the following to say. “Millions of people around the world have followed the journey of the Crawley family and those who serve them for the last five years. Inevitably there comes a time …

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Maggie Smith To Leave “Downton Abbey”

Maggie Smith, who plays Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham, on Downton Abbey is ready to call it a day. The 80-year-old actress says that the time has come for ol’ Violet to take a bow. In her own words, Maggie Smith says the role just doesn’t make sense anymore. Either way, the series is likely to end next year with …

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Maggie Smith of ‘Downton Abbey’ Honored by Queen Elizabeth

Maggie Smith, known for her role on the PBS hit series Downton Abbey, was honored on Friday by Queen Elizabeth. The queen made Smith, who plays the Dowager Countess of Grantham, a member of the Order of the Companions of Honor in recognition of her 60 years in theater, cinema and TV. A ceremony honoring the 79-year-old Oscar-winning actress was …

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Maggie Smith Receives Extremely Rare Honor from Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle

Maggie Smith received a rare, distinguished honor from Queen Elizabeth II Friday during a ceremony at Windsor Castle. The actress, who portrays Dowager Countess of Grantham on Downton Abbey, received the honor for her contribution to theater, cinema and television for the past 60 years. Companions of Honor is awarded to very few people and is limited to 65 living …

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Downton Abbey: Christmas Special Trailer Has Arrived [Video]

Downton Abbey has become quite a hit for many people around the world, and the British hit continues to delight its fans. While the show originally airs in the U.K., it has become very popular in the United States as well. Unfortunately for Americans however, the U.K. has already been able to see what happens in the fourth season, while …

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Downton Abbey’s Maggie Smith Is ‘Queen Of The Double Take’

PBS has uploaded a new video featuring Downton Abbey’s Jim Carter (Carson) talking about Maggie Smith, who he had deemed “queen of the doubletake”. If you’ve already watched the season finale, don’t forget to check out this heartwrenching look back at Mary and Matthew Crawley’s life together. Also, here’s Carter talking about how Carson should marry Mrs. Hughes.

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