Maggie Smith

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A Boy Called Christmas review – charming quest gets its Claus in all the family
Adventure, elves and home truths mingle in this big-hearted movie based on a Matt Haig children’s book

Cath Clarke

23, Nov, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone review – 20 years on, it’s a nostalgic spectacular
The first film in the franchise is re-released into a very different world – but it’s as entertaining and exhilarating as ever

Peter Bradshaw

28, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Hear me out: why Gnomeo & Juliet isn’t a bad movie
The latest in our series of writers defending disliked films is a plea to reconsider a surprisingly idiosyncratic animated comedy

David Alexander

12, Jul, 2021 @6:48 AM

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From the archive: Maggie Smith at Cinecittà, 1966
The charismatic actor grants an audience on the Honey Pot set. By Chris Hall

Chris Hall

30, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Downton Abbey film sequel set for Christmas 2021 release
A followup to the 2019 film is currently in production, with Dominic West, Hugh Dancy and Laura Haddock joining returning cast members

Catherine Shoard

19, Apr, 2021 @2:38 PM

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For One Knight Only: what we learned about Judi, Maggie, Ian and Derek in their Zoom knees-up
In an event for the theatrical charity Acting for Others, Dench, Smith, McKellen and Jacobi spoke about their highs and lows, superstitions and acting tips

Chris Wiegand

30, Nov, 2020 @9:37 AM

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Judi Dench and Ian McKellen head cast for Zoom show in aid of UK theatre workers
Maggie Smith and Derek Jacobi also among those who will take part in comedy fundraiser

Amy Walker

22, Nov, 2020 @3:30 PM

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Maggie Smith: Harry Potter and Downton Abbey weren't 'what you’d call satisfying'
The actor has said that, while grateful for the work, ‘I didn’t really feel I was acting in those things’

Staff and agencies

05, Dec, 2019 @11:17 AM

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Maggie Smith wins best actress award for role as Goebbels' secretary
Andrew Scott is best actor and Sweat wins play of the year at Evening Standard awards

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

24, Nov, 2019 @10:45 PM

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Maggie Smith up for fifth Evening Standard best actress award
Actor has chance to add to her record tally after returning to stage after 12-year absence

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

04, Nov, 2019 @2:00 PM

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Downton Abbey review – mostly harmless TV spin-off
Familiar comforts abound in a big screen outing for the Crawleys and staff

Simran Hans

15, Sep, 2019 @4:30 AM

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Downton Abbey review – ridiculous, vanilla-flavoured fun | peter bradshaw's film of the week
Imelda Staunton joins Maggie Smith and co in this standalone film that feels like an intensely glucose Christmas special

Peter Bradshaw

09, Sep, 2019 @11:01 PM

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