Mail & Guardian
The preserve of those who know their zest from the rest
"Oh dear! Bought marmalade. I call that very feeble!" Maggie Smith's character, the Countess of Trentham, says in Gosford Park.
Downton Abbey creator to speak at seaside theatre
ARISTOCRACY: Set in an Edwardian country house, Downton Abbey portrays the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them DOWNTON Abbey fans need not wait until the return of the series in the autumn for news of the Crawley family.
Thu May 16, 2013
Diddy Tweets that he's a series regular on 'Downton...
Where's a withering comment from "Downton Abbey" grande dame, Violet, the Dowager Countess of Grantham when you need one? If Sean "Diddy" Combs, he of the oft-changing name and appetite for attention, wanted people to notice whatever it is he has coming up, he found a good way to do it.
Tue May 14, 2013
'Downton Abbey': Season 4 premiere date set
In this image released by PBS, Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess Grantham, is shown in a scene from the second season on "Downton Abbey." The fourth season of the popular British series will premiere in the U.S. on Jan.
CBS 3 Springfield
4th season of 'Downton Abbey' will air in January
The costume drama about the family and servants in a stately English home stars Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith and Michelle Dockery.
Fri May 10, 2013
Travels With My Aunt review: Feels like a pair of comfy old slippers...
Busy times at Southwark's Menier Chocolate Factory. While their redoubtable production of Merrily We Roll Along has barrelled into the West End, their production of Graham Greene's peripatetic classic starts on home turf.
Tue May 07, 2013
Cannes: Maggie Smith to Star in Israel Horovitz's 'My Old Lady'
The movie will mark the directorial debut for the playwright and screenwriter whose credits include "Author! Author!" starring Al Pacino.
Mon May 06, 2013
New indie DVDs for May 7
If you aren't an Indie film fan, the new DVDs being released are just plain weak.
Thu May 02, 2013
Well, Bless My Soul: 'Sister Act' is Fun
You probably remember Whoopi Goldberg's popular film Sister Act from 1992, an unlikely story about an aspiring singer who witnesses a murder and needs to be hidden until the trial - in a convent.
Wed May 01, 2013
Sheridan Smith stars in Quartet with her heroine Dame Maggie Smith
Olivier Awards host Sheridan Smith, 31, starred in TV comedies Two Pints of Lagera and Gavin & Stacey.
New York Daily News
'Downey Abbey' adds first black character
Executive producer Gareth Naeme said Wednesday that British actor Gary Carr has been cast as Jack Ross, a jazz musician who will have a "recurring role" on the upcoming season four.
Death in Paradise's Gary Carr joins Downton Abbey series 4
Gary Carr, best known for his role as Fidel Best in BBC crime drama Death in Paradise, has joined the cast of Downton Abbey for series 4. The 26-year-old actor, who has recently appeared in Afghanistan army comedy Bluestone 42, will play a "charming and charismatic" young jazz singer called Jack Ross.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Downton Abbey: Maggie Smith looking forward to another rumble in the jungle with Shirley MacLaine
There was much excitement when it was announced last month that Shirley MacLaine will return to Downton Abbey as Cora Crawley's loud-mouthed mother, Martha Levinson.
Sun Apr 28, 2013
A Sunday Review
TV this week: Doctor Who : "Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS" - Every episode this season I've felt let down a little.
Sat Apr 27, 2013
Moviola night at Combe
It is screening Quartet at Combe village hall from 7.30pm. Tickets are A 5 in advance or A 5.50 on the door - and choc ices will be available.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
Quartet star Sir Tom Courtenay on the confidence crisis that almost made him quit acting
It had been five years since he made a film, but just before his 76th birthday in February he suddenly appeared in two - Gambit with Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz, and then opposite Dame Maggie Smith in Quartet, directed by Dustin Hoffman, which is out on DVD in the next fortnight.
The New Zealand Herald
Benedict Cumberbatch is reigning on Parade
Benedict 'Sherlock' Cumberbatch wants to flee TV. Parade's End , he tells Gerard Gilbert, is his last work for the small screen - maybe Benedict Cumberbatch is furiously scrolling through his iPhone, the actor trying to locate a quote he believes summarises his character, Christopher Tietjens, in the coming period drama Parade's End .
Thu Apr 25, 2013
The Sun Online
sheridan smith date
ACTRESS Sheridan Smith has revealed she has NEVER been on a date - but she is open to being swept off her feet.