Dame Maggie Smith
Downton Abbey has become one of the most iconic TV dramas of our time, and with it has brought to life some of the most iconic characters of all time too – In particular the Dowager Countess. Of course the Dowager wouldn’t’ be half the character she is if she had not been played by one of this country’s most talented and best loved actresses – Dame Maggie Smith! Over the past five series we have been entertained to the max by The Dowager’s one-liners and wicked put downs, all complet
Downton Abbey Series 6 Spoilers: Hugh Bonneville, Joanne Froggatt & Dame Maggie Smith discuss final series production!
Last week Unreality TV were lucky enough to be invited along to the press screening of the very first episode of the very last series of Downton Abbey, which was followed by a press conference with some of the cast. Taking part in the Q&A session, which was hosted by ITV news reader Alistair Stewart, were Hugh Bonneville, who plays head of the household Lord Grantham, Dame Maggie Smith who plays his on-screen mother the Dowager Countess and Joanne Froggatt who plays Ladies Maid Anna Bates in
Downton Abbey Series 6 Spoilers: Dame Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville & Joanne Froggatt say goodbye to show (INTERVIEW)
After six wonderful years, Downton Abbey is coming to an end, which is a very sad occasion for all of us, but especially for the actors who helped bring the show to life. Unreality TV were lucky enough to get to hear from three of these highly-acclaimed actors about just how it felt to be bringing the hit ITV period drama to a close at a recent press event. Starting proceedings was the sensational Dame Maggie Smith, who plays the iconic and almost hallmarked Dowager Countess in the show, who h
While the rest of us silently mourn the fact that this autumn’s sixth series of Downton Abbey will be the very last, there is at least one person who is pretty glad it will soon be over. One of the biggest charms of this now iconic ITV period drama is its attention to detail, in particular the ever changing fashion in which the Grantham daughters have embraced series after series as the show travelled from the 1910’s through to the roaring 20’s. But, while Lady Mary (Michelle Docke
Downton Abbey Spoilers: Is the Dowager being killed off? & guess which star could be headed for the US…
With the end of Downton Abbey creeping closer by the day, the thought at the top of all fans minds is just what sort of bang the show will exit with. So far we have been promised the best and most dramatic series of the hit ITV period drama to date, but with great drama comes the possibility of death and morning. Nobody enjoys it when a Downton Abbey character is killed off (and none of us are completely over the series of death back in 2012) but we suppose seeing as the show will be ending fore
There has been a constant stream of rumours surrounding the future of Downton Abbey of late, with many of the concerned voices believing that this year’s sixth series would be the show’s last. Of course there has always been a shelf life for the globally acclaimed ITV period drama, but just lately it has seemed to be more of a writing issue than a timeline one with regards to when the show will conclude.
It would seem that the appearance of a very famous face on Downton Abbey has got everyone in the cast and crew so excited that the show’s writer has offered them a full time role. Unfortunately for one person in particular this isn’t great news, as the role he has suggested for this Hollywood A-lister is currently held by none other than Dame Maggie Smith.
Downton Abbey: The Queen honours Dame Maggie Smith (again) and Michelle Dockery says Mary is a Soprano!
We all love Dame Maggie Smith, but it has (arguably) been her role in Downton Abbey which has seen her become admired by pretty much the entire planet, so no wonder the Queen wants to honour her – again! The Dame part of her name gives away the fact that this is not the first time Maggie has been given the royal nod from Her Majesty, and she was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 1990 New Year Honours for services to the performing arts.
Following the news earlier this week that Hollywood A-lister, George Clooney, had filmed an episode of Downton Abbey, news has emerged about which actress he got to kiss in the process. As we have previously reported, Clooney will be joining the elite cast of Downton for their festive Text Santa special later this year.
Downton Abbey Spoilers – Guess who dies this series & Dame Maggie Smith tells Emma Watson to “get a grip”
Well this is certainly good news for fans of Downton Abbey – Bosses at the ITV show have declared that they will stop killing off major characters! Of course in any TV series, especially dramas, you expect to witness a little heartache and loss, but what you don’t expect is two major characters being killed off in ridiculously similar circumstances within weeks of each other!
As we have previously reported the future of Downton Abbey is still looking bright with no end to the hit period drama in sight, and there’s even talk of a possible movie spin-off… But amid talk of a cast reshuffle, actress Lesley Nicol, who has played head cook Mrs Patmore in the award-winning ITV period drama since it first began back in 2010, has revealed that despite being aware that the show will have to come to an end one day, she has no intention of going anywhere until it
Downton Abbey Series 5 Spoilers: Michelle Dockery insists she’s going nowhere, but who may be killed off?
With excitement growing for the new series of Downton Abbey – which is due to hit our screens this autumn – rumours about departures and returns among the show’s cast members have been rife… But one person who is definitely not going anywhere is Michelle Dockery, despite rumours to the contrary that have surfaced in the media of late.
This has literally got to be the best news we have heard this year so far – Dame Maggie Smith is not leaving Downton Abbey! One of Downton’s finest features since it first launched on our ITV screens back in 2010 was the Dowager Countess, whose razor sharp wit and sarcastic undertones lifted the show unlike anything else.
Downton Abbey Series 4: Michelle Dockery is glad Matthew died, as now Lady Mary gets to be nasty again!
Following her on-screen husband’s death during last year’s Christmas Day special of Downton Abbey, Michelle Dockery has revealed that she is glad Lady Mary is now a widow as she gets to play her mean side again. Fans of the award-winning ITV period drama will know how Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) was first introduced to us back in series one as a hard faced and sometimes callous vixen who enjoyed mocking her sisters and defying every rule set to her by her parents.
Following last week’s teaser trailer for the much-anticipated fourth series of Downton Abbey revealing that the full promo would follow, Saturday night saw exactly that in all its glory. The trailer, which is only one minute in length, had just about everything you would expect from a series of the hugely popular and award-winning ITV period drama.