Tag Archives: Maggie Smith

Classic Movies: Death on the Nile

There are two brilliant film versions of Agatha Christie‘s classic detective novel, Death on the Nile, available now and a third to be released in September of this year.  The Peter Ustinov version from 1978, directed by John Guillerman, has … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey, a Time Inc Special

By now you are probably aware that I’m a fan of these Life, Time Inc. book/magazines that feature everything from history, to style, and, in this case, culture.  The immensely popular British TV series, Downton Abbey, is in its sixth and … Continue reading

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Maggie Smith meets 60 Minutes

I was browsing around for more information about Downton Abbey this week and came across this 60 Minutes segment done at the end of season 3. They not only interview the elusive Maggie Smith but also, the writer, Julian Fellowes, and … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey!

A few years ago, I decided that for the amount of new TV that I watched (it seemed that I only watched re-runs of favourite shows like MASH, Columbo and Murder She Wrote), I shouldn’t be supporting the incredibly wealthy cable … Continue reading

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Maggie Smith Shines As Miss Brodie

Originally posted on 101 Books:
You ever discovered an actor or actress late in their acting career and wondered where you’ve been? That’s how I feel about Maggie Smith. Let me preface this by saying I’m not an avid movie watcher.…

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, a review

I thought The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was a complete hoot and even bought the DVD so I could watch it a few more times and share it with friends and family who hadn’t seen it at the theatre.  I’m … Continue reading

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