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Recognized by fans of the British TV show Downton Abbey (seen stateside on PBS), Dame Maggie Smith has had an impressive career on stage, screen, and television.She has won many awards throughout her career: Tonys, Oscars, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, Golden Globes, and Emmys, to name just a few.Known as a dramatic actress, for [...]

Recognized by fans of the British TV show Downton Abbey (seen stateside on PBS), Dame Maggie Smith has had an impressive career on stage, screen, and television.She has won many awards throughout her career: Tonys, Oscars, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, Golden Globes, and Emmys, to name just a few.Known as a dramatic actress, for [...]

Feeling an acute sense of Dowager Countess withdrawal? Several shows (some British and some not) could help fill the void for “Downton” fans.

Feeling an acute sense of Dowager Countess withdrawal? Several shows (some British and some not) could help fill the void for “Downton” fans.

While it is true that estates back in that time period had lots of people in them, multiple characters seem to work better for T.V. shows like Downton Abbey instead of books. Description from goodreads.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

While it is true that estates back in that time period had lots of people in them, multiple characters seem to work better for T.V. shows like Downton Abbey instead of books. Description from goodreads.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Feeling an acute sense of Dowager Countess withdrawal? Several shows (some British and some not) could help fill the void for “Downton” fans.

Feeling an acute sense of Dowager Countess withdrawal? Several shows (some British and some not) could help fill the void for “Downton” fans.

As the rightly acclaimed television series Downton Abbey unspools its final episode some fans have criticized the producers decision to devote so much time to a debate about the future of Downton’s Cottage Hospital.  The show makes the issue mostly personal with delightfully snippy exchanges between Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham who speaks for a way of life that is passing, and her cousin Isobel, widow and daughter of physicians and trained as a nurse during WWI, who is the voice of…

As the rightly acclaimed television series Downton Abbey unspools its final episode some fans have criticized the producers decision to devote so much time to a debate about the future of Downton’s Cottage Hospital. The show makes the issue mostly personal with delightfully snippy exchanges between Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham who speaks for a way of life that is passing, and her cousin Isobel, widow and daughter of physicians and trained as a nurse during WWI, who is the voice of…

Dame Maggie Smith has no plans to retire from Downton  Dame Maggie Smith has discussed her career and her grief for her late husband in a rare interview with American show 60 minutes. She said: "I feel I won't work in the theatre again. I'm sad about that. But I won't retire, I'll keep going with Violet and any other old biddy that comes along."

Dame Maggie Smith has no plans to retire from Downton Dame Maggie Smith has discussed her career and her grief for her late husband in a rare interview with American show 60 minutes. She said: "I feel I won't work in the theatre again. I'm sad about that. But I won't retire, I'll keep going with Violet and any other old biddy that comes along."

Pin for Later: You Don't Have to Be a Downton Abbey Fan to Love These Sassy Lady Violet Lines When she doesn't have anything nice to say, so for once, she says nothing at all.

Pin for Later: You Don't Have to Be a Downton Abbey Fan to Love These Sassy Lady Violet Lines When she doesn't have anything nice to say, so for once, she says nothing at all.

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