Maggie Smith

In Depth
07 Oct, 2014

Ten must-see films from the London Film Festival which opens tomorrow

Video
16 May, 2013

Funny or Die footage released after rapper sparks media storm after tweeting he is 'series regular'

Maggie Smith as Violet, the dowager countess of Grantham
Reaction
04 Nov, 2012

Dame Maggie taken to hospital, while Sir Peter Hall upstages Laura Carmichael on West End debut

Reaction
14 Sep, 2012

Five things to look forward to in series three, from a wedding and a baby to a potential gay romance

One-Minute Read
25 Jul, 2012

Hollywood legend has difficulty with British TV's more demanding shooting schedule

Reaction
06 Mar, 2012

Red top tales: from panic at Downton to Harry's crush on Katy

Shirley MacLaine
One-Minute Read
31 Jan, 2012

Oscar-winning MacLaine joins the cast for a third series as Americans 'go nuts' for the period drama

One-Minute Read
14 Dec, 2011

Downton Abbey actor Dan Stevens admits he has to hide the scripts from his wife