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What happened to Maggie Smith?

She looks sick!

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by Anonymousreply 68November 25, 2021 9:14 AM

Oh no!

by Anonymousreply 1November 6, 2021 4:24 AM

Her passing will be hard to take, and I hope it's not anytime soon.

by Anonymousreply 2November 6, 2021 4:27 AM

Its makeup for a tv role OP....besides, shes 86.

by Anonymousreply 3November 6, 2021 4:27 AM

[quote]Oh no!

Maggie has so much "Downton Abbey" money, she's had all the latest treatments...

e.g. South American plastic surgeons, Swiss monkey glands, etc, etc,

by Anonymousreply 4November 6, 2021 4:28 AM

hay fever

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by Anonymousreply 5November 6, 2021 4:30 AM

its for a role u dodo.......SHE IS ONE OF THE ALLTIME GREATS !!!!

by Anonymousreply 6November 6, 2021 4:34 AM

The movie is "Stone Pillow II: Skid Row".

by Anonymousreply 7November 6, 2021 4:40 AM

is that from Lady in a Van where she shits into paper bags?

by Anonymousreply 8November 6, 2021 4:44 AM
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by Anonymousreply 9November 6, 2021 4:45 AM

MARY! me all you want, but I'll be gutted when Dame Maggie passes. On that note, Jean-Paul Belmondo's death a month ago made me realize all the beloved icons from the 1960s-1970s will be dropping like flies in the next decade.

by Anonymousreply 10November 6, 2021 4:48 AM

Yeah tight OP, a woman who’s been rich as fuck since the 1960s is now living in a garage & wearing Carol Burnett’s charwoman character’s clothes.

by Anonymousreply 11November 6, 2021 4:50 AM

I love her. (I don’t really know the difference between her and the characters she has played so well, so I just go on in the belief that I love her.)

by Anonymousreply 12November 6, 2021 4:50 AM

Sick? She looks like she's been dead and crawled out of the grave six months later.

Glad to hear it's for a role.

by Anonymousreply 13November 6, 2021 5:00 AM

she cleans up nicely, and hires some of the most expensive escorts in london ive heard...

by Anonymousreply 14November 6, 2021 6:12 AM

She Got AIDS on the Harry Ptter set

by Anonymousreply 15November 6, 2021 6:14 AM

r11, she stole Carol's clothes when she filmed this.

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by Anonymousreply 16November 6, 2021 6:19 AM

This better be for her new movie "Angry English Matriarch Gets Revenge".

by Anonymousreply 17November 6, 2021 4:41 PM

Sad last days!

by Anonymousreply 18November 6, 2021 4:43 PM

There are three posts here that demonstrate that unpleasant American habit of mocking the elderly with unfunny quips about sex.

by Anonymousreply 19November 23, 2021 8:26 AM

Is this for "A German Life" where she plays Bronhilde Pomsel? I saw her perform it onstage 2 years ago and she was magnificent!

by Anonymousreply 20November 23, 2021 8:50 AM

That play— well it's really a 100 minute monologue— sound very bleak but the NYT gave it a good review.

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by Anonymousreply 21November 23, 2021 9:37 AM

She's in makeup and costume for her 2015 film The Lady in the Van, about a homeless woman. Here's another photo of her in the same scene.

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by Anonymousreply 22November 23, 2021 9:42 AM

That’s Tracey Ullman.

by Anonymousreply 23November 23, 2021 9:58 AM

This is not the Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

by Anonymousreply 24November 23, 2021 10:00 AM

Brodie kept pulling her shit and was fired from every teaching job she got. That's how ended up living out of a van.

by Anonymousreply 25November 23, 2021 10:04 AM

It's for a new Sondheim musical being filmed - Follies, the Reunion. She plays Phyllis at the 20 yr reunion dinner. Hilarity ensues.

by Anonymousreply 26November 23, 2021 10:44 AM

[quote]its for a role u dodo.......SHE IS ONE OF THE ALLTIME GREATS !!!!

One of the all-time greats who can only play variations of the British grand dame and can't even muster a standard American accent, never mind any foreign accent.

by Anonymousreply 27November 23, 2021 11:30 AM

R27 = Madam Streep, purveyor of 'foreign accents'

by Anonymousreply 28November 23, 2021 11:39 AM

Because the standard of greatness is whether or not the actor can master an American accent. Fucking jingoist

by Anonymousreply 29November 23, 2021 11:50 AM

Dame Maggie has done of characters besides "British Dame" and lots of accents. Whoever thinks she hasn't doesn't know much and should refrain from commenting.

by Anonymousreply 30November 23, 2021 1:43 PM

I heard she played a homeless woman once.

by Anonymousreply 31November 23, 2021 1:47 PM

Sorry to be a complete basic bitch, but to me she’s indelible as Minerva McG from Harry Potter, every bit as much as Alan Rickman as Snape. I’m hoping they do an HP prestige tv series at some point but no one else they cast could hold a candle to her.

by Anonymousreply 32November 23, 2021 1:48 PM

She's just another gnarled oak tree being rolled into Cromwells for work. She'll walk out again a sapling.

by Anonymousreply 33November 23, 2021 1:54 PM

She clearly didn't take the potion

by Anonymousreply 34November 23, 2021 2:08 PM

Her son, Toby Stephens, was sexy in Black Sails.

by Anonymousreply 35November 23, 2021 3:27 PM

If Maggie can't do the part, Ian McKellen can.

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by Anonymousreply 36November 23, 2021 6:17 PM

[quote]This is not the Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Miss Jean Brodie is past her prime.

by Anonymousreply 37November 23, 2021 6:22 PM

Jealous, bitches?

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by Anonymousreply 38November 23, 2021 6:34 PM

People say Julie can't do an American accent either but she has a perfect midwestern accent in Thoroughly Modern Millie.

by Anonymousreply 39November 23, 2021 6:50 PM

[quote] rolled into Cromwells

I'm sure half of us don't know what that is, R33.

by Anonymousreply 40November 23, 2021 8:11 PM

[quote]One of the all-time greats who can only play variations of the British grand dame and can't even muster a standard American accent, never mind any foreign accent.

I liked her as the lockjawed UES society matron in [italic]The First Wives Club.[/italic]

by Anonymousreply 41November 23, 2021 8:18 PM

Me too (even if I don't know what a 'UES society' is)!

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by Anonymousreply 42November 23, 2021 8:27 PM

Upper East Side of Manhattan, where old society and new money live.

by Anonymousreply 43November 23, 2021 8:30 PM

I guess the Gunilla Garson Goldberg character an example of old society as well as being Jewish (???) and Swedish (????).

by Anonymousreply 44November 23, 2021 9:34 PM

I heard that in her will, she has had several people killed.

by Anonymousreply 45November 24, 2021 12:57 AM

Copycat! ASSASSIN!!!

by Anonymousreply 46November 24, 2021 1:46 AM

She and Jeremy Brett hated each other and I want to know why.

by Anonymousreply 47November 24, 2021 8:13 PM

She should have had that third Oscar for Gosford Park. Compared with the competition she was leagues ahead.

by Anonymousreply 48November 24, 2021 8:23 PM

[quote] Jeremy Brett

Did they perform together? Were they in a 'love triangle'?

by Anonymousreply 49November 24, 2021 8:33 PM

No, R49, they didn't perform on screen together.

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by Anonymousreply 50November 24, 2021 9:17 PM

She’s like 200 yrs old give her a break

by Anonymousreply 51November 24, 2021 9:18 PM

[quote] On that note, Jean-Paul Belmondo's death a month ago made me realize all the beloved icons from the 1960s-1970s will be dropping like flies in the next decade.

Yes, in the next 20 months.

by Anonymousreply 52November 24, 2021 9:20 PM

In the documentary film "Tea with the Dames" all she did was crack jokes. She's funny as heck and has a very quick wit.

Glad to learn that she's doing a role and not on Hospice or something, OP.

by Anonymousreply 53November 24, 2021 9:28 PM

LOL. She's British. They all age badly like that.

by Anonymousreply 54November 24, 2021 9:31 PM

[quote] In the documentary film "Tea with the Dames".

Shot in one day with shaky hand-held camera and an off-screen lackadaisical interviewer.

by Anonymousreply 55November 24, 2021 9:35 PM

Sad last days. Wow.

by Anonymousreply 56November 24, 2021 9:54 PM

Again, OP's photo is from a film that came out in 2015.

I've read that Jeremy Britt had a difficult personality and many people found him hard to deal with. Some accounts say he may have been a deeply closeted, self loathing gay but I wouldn't know about that. Regardless, it's well known many people found him difficult.

He had a narrow range as an actor but within that range he could be superb. He is my favorite Sherlock Holmes and he has a lot of competition in that part.

by Anonymousreply 57November 24, 2021 9:56 PM

This bitch has been ancient looking since the 70's.

by Anonymousreply 58November 24, 2021 10:46 PM

Jeremy Brett had a sharp jawline but not as sharp as Dame Maggie's.

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by Anonymousreply 59November 24, 2021 10:46 PM

I saw her on stage as Millamant in The Way of the World back in the 80s. She was completely wonderful. The only time I've been in the theatre and the audience applauded a speech mi-scene like they would an aria in an opera (the 'dwindle into a wife' one).

by Anonymousreply 60November 24, 2021 10:53 PM

She was amazing in "A German Life" in 2019 at The Bridge in London. She held everyone in awe

by Anonymousreply 61November 24, 2021 10:58 PM

Maggie was at her best in Restoration Comedies.

She was a little much 'on the surface' for drama. She avoided Shakespeare for 40 years.

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by Anonymousreply 62November 24, 2021 10:58 PM

[quote]She avoided Shakespeare for 40 years.

She did the mid-1960s film version of Othello with Olivier which will probably never be seen again because Olivier is frequently in close up blacked up.

I've been going to the theater in New York for almost 50 years and one of my most treasured performances is Smith in Private Lives. And I do mean treasured.

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by Anonymousreply 64November 24, 2021 11:13 PM

That’s her after reading Defacto posts for one week on DL

by Anonymousreply 65November 24, 2021 11:14 PM

But she's in her PRIME!

by Anonymousreply 66November 24, 2021 11:27 PM

You have mentioned that four times already, R66. We have heard you and we chose not to respond.

by Anonymousreply 67November 24, 2021 11:40 PM

Smith is epic, but her range is less than some of her peers, Dame Judi especially, who can do anything from the lightest of sitcoms to Lady Macbeth and Mother Courage. Actually it's Dench's range that is the unusual thing and most actors hover around a core of roles. Dame Maggie has comedy at the heart of her skillset, though she does pathos and tragicomedy (Lady in the Van) and she can do the unpleasant verging on villainous, if in a 'drawing room' context, as with Gosforth Park. However she does range across the whole history of English drama, from Shakespeare to contemporary.

by Anonymousreply 68November 25, 2021 9:14 AM
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