Saturday, March 14, 2015

Quote for the Day: Dame Maggie Smith

On seeing her son Toby Stephens appear naked in the television adaptaion of The Camomile Lawn:

"I hadn't seen Toby's willy since he was about two, so you can imagine the terrible shock of it all!"

- Maggie Smith (1934 - )

English actress who made her stage debut in 1952 and has had an extensive, varied career in stage, film and television spanning over sixty years. She has appeared in over 50 films and is one of Britain's most recognisable actresses, most recently having played Minerva McGonagall in the highly successful Harry Potter film series (2001–2011) and Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham, on Downton Abbey

Maggie Smith and Robert Stephens, with their sons Toby and Christopher, in 1972

Dame Maggie Smith with her son Toby Stephens at the Barbican to toast his London debut as Coriolanus

Toby Stephens in Black Sails

Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham

Hard to imagine, looking at the above pic, that the following ones are of the same actress in younger days:

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