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For One Knight Only: what we learned about Judi, Maggie, Ian and Derek in their Zoom knees-up | Theatre | The Guardian

…Derek Jacobi got a copy of Hamlet from Peter O’Toole …In 1963, Jacobi was Laertes to O’Toole’s prince. One day, O’Toole presented him with a book of Hamlet that once … Continue reading


Judi, Maggie, Joan and Eileen: all hail British theatre’s great dames | Michael Billington | Stage | The Guardian

Sometimes the best ideas are the simplest. The wheeze of bringing together four of Britain’s distinguished theatrical dames – Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith – and … Continue reading

04/28/2018 · 6 Comments

Maggie Smith: “I led a perfectly normal life until Downton Abbey”

Dame Maggie Smith, who plays the Dowager Countess of Grantham in ITV’s costume drama, talks to Mark Lawson about why her character should be killed off, forgetting which film she’s … Continue reading

06/10/2017 · 10 Comments

The Lady in the Van (Film Review) | Seroword

The Lady in the Van’s story is slight but the laughs are aplenty, and Miss Shepherd never failing to provide equal confusion, disgust and bewilderment… Source: The Lady in the … Continue reading

11/29/2015 · 1 Comment

The Downfall Of Downton Abbey | Hugh’s Views & News

Nobody in the UK can have helped noticing or knowing that for the last eight weeks the final series of Downton Abbey has been screened at 9pm on a Sunday … Continue reading

11/10/2015 · 9 Comments

Maggie Smith interview: from the archive, 5 June 1969 | Culture | The Guardian

Originally posted in The Guardian. Someone once remarked of Maggie Smith that she sighs with the air of one whose foot has just found another banana skin. Certainly she speaks with … Continue reading

06/05/2015 · Leave a comment