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Maggie Smith on Her Husband's Death and 'Deafening Silence' of Grief

In a recent interview with The Telegraph, Dame Maggie Smith, ever the quick and cutting wit, took a dry (and occasionally sad) approach to reflecting on grief, fame and her life's work. "Everything's an icon," Smith told the interviewer. "If you have been around long enough you are an icon. A rather dusty icon… or a… »11/10/14 1:30pm11/10/14 1:30pm

It's the Dowager Countess, er, Maggie Smith's Birthday!

Ladies, my afternoon tea today will be in celebration of the life and acting career of Maggie Smith. The Brit, born on December 28, 1934, is 79 years old and she has given us fabulous characters like Hook's Granny Wendy, Gunilla Garson Goldberg of The First Wives' Club, Mother Superior from Sister Act, and Professor… »12/28/13 2:30pm12/28/13 2:30pm

Maggie Smith Might Leave Downton Abbey, Robbing Us of Our Beloved Dowager Countess

Downton Abbey is a place rooted in tradition and we have come to depend on its stick-in-the-mud ways, but today we have word of something that threatens to shake our favorite British estate to its very core: We might have to face a season four with no Dame Maggie Smith and no Dan Stevens. A show without the Dowager… »3/06/12 8:00pm3/06/12 8:00pm