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 Friday, 23rd


   Redmayne and Smith nominated for SAG Awards0 Comments

Eddie Redmayne and Dame Maggie Smith have both been nominated for a Screen Actor's Guild Award.


  Accio Quote:
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

BRYAN CRANSTON / Dalton Trumbo – “TRUMBO” (Bleecker Street)

JOHNNY DEPP / James "Whitey" Bulger – “BLACK MASS” (Warner Bros. Pictures)

LEONARDO DiCAPRIO / Hugh Glass – “THE REVENANT” (20th Century Fox)

MICHAEL FASSBENDER / Steve Jobs – “STEVE JOBS” (Universal Pictures)

EDDIE REDMAYNE / Einar Wegener/Lili Elbe – “THE DANISH GIRL” (Focus Features)


Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

CLAIRE DANES / Carrie Mathison – “HOMELAND” (Showtime)

VIOLA DAVIS / Annalise Keating – “HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER” (ABC)

JULIANNA MARGULIES / Alicia Florrick – “THE GOOD WIFE” (CBS)

MAGGIE SMITH / Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham – “DOWNTON ABBEY” (Masterpiece/PBS)

ROBIN WRIGHT / Claire Underwood – “HOUSE OF CARDS” (Netflix)


The awards will be announced on January 30, 2016.

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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 19:12.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Eddie Redmayne, Maggie Smith

   Redmayne and Smith nominated forGolden Globes0 Comments

The nominations for this year's Golden Globes have been announced and Eddie Redmayne and Dame Maggie Smith feature.


  Accio Quote:
Best actor in a motion picture, drama
Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”
Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl”
Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs”
Will Smith, “Concussion”
Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo”


Best actress in a motion picture comedy/musical
Jennifer Lawrence, “Joy”
Amy Schumer, “Trainwreck”
Lily Tomlin, “Grandma”
Melissa McCarthy, “Spy”
Maggie Smith, “The Lady in the Van”


The awards will be hosted by Ricky Gervais and take place on January 10th in Hollywood, America.

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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 19:15.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Eddie Redmayne, Maggie Smith

   Smith discusses typecasting0 Comments

In a new interview with The Los Angeles Times, Dame Maggie Smith discusses early typecasting.


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"In Oxford, I used to do university revues," Smith explained in her unmistakable voice over the phone from her house in London earlier this week. "Sometimes we would do we things at the Edinburgh Festival — we were the first things on the fringe, in fact — and then we took it to London in a little, tiny theater. I suppose the ['New Faces'> producer Leonard Sillman saw me. That's how it happened."



 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 18:55.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Maggie Smith

   Maggie Smith: Life after Downton Abbey0 Comments

Following on from the news that Dame Maggie Smith won the Evening Standard's "Best Actress" Award, Smith spoke to The Standard about her fellow nominees, her early career, and playing ‘old bags.’


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There is also sadness in her: it has been a month of bereavements. First Alan Rickman, who co-starred in the Harry Potter movies with her, and who she once said shared her relief when the film series ended because they had “run out of reaction shots”. Then, rather overshadowed by the deaths of David Bowie and Terry Wogan, we lost 89-year-old Frank Finlay, who was in the first National Theatre company with her at the Old Vic in 1962: he played Iago to Laurence Olivier’s notoriously hammy, blacked-up Othello. Smith was Desdemona.



  Accio Quote:
She gives a husky laugh, then says: “You get a bit wobbly, you know, when you get to a certain age. It [mortality> seems to be too near.” Again, the counterpoint of light and shade that she does so well.


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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 18:46.41 BST | Submit News | Tags: Maggie Smith

   Smith awarded with the Critics Circle Award0 Comments

Whats On Stage is reporting that Dame Maggie Smith has been awarded with the Critics' Circle Award.


  Accio Quote:
Every year, each section of the Critics' Circle (drama, film, music, visual art and books) put forward a candidate for the award, and they are then put forward in a free vote for all members of the circle.

Previous winners include Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellen and Stephen Sondheim.

Accepting the award, Smith said she felt "very, very honoured".



Dame Maggie Smith receives The Critics’ Circle Award 2015 For Services to the Arts from Elliott Franks on Vimeo.





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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 15:34.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Maggie Smith

   Dame Maggie Smith discusses her career0 Comments

In a new interview with The National Student, Dame Maggie Smith reflects on her career spanning from the Harry Potter series to Downton Abbey.



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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 19:41.01 BST | Submit News | Tags: Maggie Smith