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Maggie Smith

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Pumpkin Eater, ThePumpkin Eater, The (1964) Recommended
Dir. Jack Clayton
Feat. Anne Bancroft, Peter Finch, James Mason
Anne Bancroft is riveting as a woman of the verge of a nervous breakdown in this penetrating and vastly under–rated British melodrama. As…
OthelloOthello (1965) Recommended
Dir. Stuart Burge
Feat. Laurence Olivier, Derek Jacobi, Maggie Smith
Laurence Olivier transposes his stage performance of Othello for the screen with able supporting cast.
Honey Pot, TheHoney Pot, The (1967)
Dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Feat. Rex Harrison, Susan Hayward, Maggie Smith
Trifling comedy of money and manipulation in which Harrison plays a millionaire who deceives a trio of former mistresses into believing he is dying.…
Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, ThePrime of Miss Jean Brodie, The (1968)
Dir. Ronald Neame
Feat. Maggie Smith, Robert Stephens, Pamela Franklin
Schoolteacher at a private girls school, Maggie Smith grooms and instructs her pupils with a passionate sense of vocation, unfortunately making more…
Oh! What a Lovely WarOh! What a Lovely War (1969) Recommended
Dir. Richard Attenborough
Feat. John Rae, Corin Redgrave, Maurice Roeves
Powerful anti–war musical adapted from the play by Charles Chilton, which depicts the mass blunder of WWI through the experiences of the poor…
Bernard Shaw Collection, TheBernard Shaw Collection, The (The Millionairess; Mrs. Warren's Profession; The Apple Cart ; Pygmalion; Heartbreak House; You Never Can Tell; The Man of Destiny; Androcles and the Lion; The Devil's Disciple; Arms and the Man) (1972-1989)
Dir. David Jones
Feat. Maggie Smith, John Gielgud, Patrick Stewart
Star–studded BBC adaptations of ten masterpieces of the stage by George Bernard Shaw. This set includes, over 8 discs the following…
Travels With My AuntTravels With My Aunt (1972)
Dir. George Cukor
Feat. Maggie Smith, Alec McCowen, Louis Jr. Gossett
A young Maggie Smith ages up in this entertaining if over–stuffed whimsy based on the novel by Graham Greene about the odd–ball…
Murder by DeathMurder by Death (1976)
Dir. Robert Moore
Feat. Eileen Brennan, Truman Capote, James Coco
A classic whodunnit premise is taken within an inch of its life by a knockout cast, here playing a gaggle of famous sleuths and sidekicks who convene…
California SuiteCalifornia Suite (1978)
Dir. Herbert Ross
Feat. Alan Alda, Michael Caine, Maggie Smith
Five couples converge on the Beverly Hills Hotel during ‘Oscar–week’ to play out various marital dramas. Likeable comedy assembles a…
Evil Under the SunEvil Under the Sun (1981)
Dir. Guy Hamilton
Feat. Peter Ustinov, Jane Birkin, Colin Blakely
Murder at a resort hotel, with Peter Ustinov as Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot. An all–star cast and top production values, with sun and sea…
Missionary, TheMissionary, The (1982)
Dir. Richard Loncraine
Feat. Michael Palin, Maggie Smith, Trevor Howard
Jolly Brit comedy sees Palin as the Rev. Charles Fortesque, recalled to England from missionary work in Africa to minister London's prostitutes,…
Private Function, APrivate Function, A (1985)
Dir. Malcolm Mowbray
Feat. Michael Palin, Maggie Smith, Denholm Elliott
Michael Palin and Maggie Smith star in Alan Bennett's savage satire of class hypocrisy. Set in post–WW2 Britain during food rationing, secret…
Lonely Passion of Judith HearneLonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987)
Dir. Jack Clayton
Feat. Maggie Smith, Bob Hoskins
An anguished spinster pins romantic hopes on a sweet–talking business man who has other intentions. Melancholy fare, remarkably acted by Maggie…
Complete Talking Heads, The (TV Miniseries)Complete Talking Heads, The (TV Miniseries) (1987-1998) Recommended
Dir. Alan Bennett
Feat. Alan Bennett, Stephanie Cole, Thora Hird
Much–feted 1980s TV series comprising a series of six stage monologues by renowned playwright Alan Bennett, devised to depict various suffering…
HookHook (1991)
Dir. Steven Spielberg
Feat. Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts
Spielberg's big–budget rendition of the magical fairy tale. Robin Williams stars as a grown–up Peter Pan enticed to Neverland to reclaim…
Secret Garden, TheSecret Garden, The (1993) Aro Favourite
Dir. Agnieszka Holland
Feat. Maggie Smith, Kate Maberly, Heydon Prowse
A splendid, lavish update of Francis Hodgson Burnett's beloved classic in which a troubled orphan visits her domineering aunt's mansion, befriends…
Washington SquareWashington Square (1997)
Dir. Agnieszka Holland
Feat. Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ben Chaplin, Maggie Smith
Portrait of a lady adapted from the pen of Henry James profits from an exemplary Jennifer Jason Leigh performance – as an eccentric, plain…
Tea with MussoliniTea with Mussolini (1999)
Dir. Franco Zeffirelli
Feat. Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith
Dir. Franco Zeffirelli's childhood memoirs form the basis of this well–mannered period fancy that draws weight from the grand Dames of British…
All the King's MenAll the King's Men (1999)
Dir. Julian Jarrold
Feat. David Jason, Maggie Smith
BBC dramatisation of one of WWI's most enduring enigmas, in which the Sandringham Company, made up from King George's private staff, disappeared into…
David Copperfield (Mini-series)David Copperfield (Mini-series) (2000)
Dir. Simon Curtis
Feat. Bob Hoskins, Maggie Smith, Ian McKellen
Charles Dicken's semi–autobiographical novel (and his own personal favourite) of an aspiring young lad, gets adapted by the BBC, with an…
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's StoneHarry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) Recommended
Dir. Chris Columbus
Feat. Daniel Radcliffe, Maggie Smith, Alan Rickman
Immensely popular, this star–studded adaptation of JK Rowling’s first book thankfully captures the essence of orphan Harry’s tale of…
Gosford ParkGosford Park (2001) Recommended
Dir. Robert Altman
Feat. Helen Mirren, Clive Owen, Maggie Smith
A handsome recital of Agatha Christie–style whodunnit and ‘upstairs–downstairs’ class–drama set in the confines of an English…
Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) Recommended
Dir. Chris Columbus
Feat. Daniel Radcliffe, Kenneth Branagh, John Cleese
The second Harry Potter adaptation is better fun and more settled in its mingled tone of magic, fantasy and thriller. Daniel Radcliffe again plays…
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya SisterhoodDivine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
Dir. Callie Khouri
Feat. Sandra Bullock, Ellen Burstyn, Ashley Judd
In this spirited adaptation of Rebecca Wells’ novel, alienated daughter Sandra Bullock is given the lowdown on her mother Ellen Burnstyn’s…
My House in UmbriaMy House in Umbria (2003) Recommended
Dir. Richard Loncraine
Feat. Maggie Smith, Chris Cooper, Giancarlo Giannini
Maggie Smith centres this superior telemovie, playing an ex–pat romance novelist whose life in Italy is disturbed when she is caught up in a…
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) Recommended
Dir. Alfonso Cuaron
Feat. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Thompson, Robbie Coltrane
Young Harry's troublesome education continues at Hogswarts School Of Witchcraft And Wizardry, in this increasingly confident series, here given a…
Ladies in LavenderLadies in Lavender (2005)
Dir. Charles Dance
Feat. Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Natascha McElhone
During the pre–WW2 period, a handsome Polish stranger (Bruhl) is washed up on a beach in Cornwall and taken into care by two aging spinster…
Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) Recommended
Dir. Mike Newell
Feat. Daniel Radcliffe, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman
The fourth chapter in the unfolding Harry Potter series marks a devastating plunge into raw suspense and truly epic adventure for the young wizard…
Keeping MumKeeping Mum (2005) Recommended
Dir. Niall Johnson
Feat. Rowan Atkinson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith
In the best English tradition of addled and yet deadly black comedy, this unravels the goings–on in a cute village, where the vicar (Atkinson)…
Becoming JaneBecoming Jane (2007)
Dir. Julian Jarrold
Feat. Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Walters
The early chapters of Jane Austen’s literary life are dramatised in this rose–tinted biopic of her formative romantic…
Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) Recommended
Dir. David Yates
Feat. Daniel Radcliffe, Robbie Coltrane, Helena Bonham Carter
The fifth movie of the Harry Potter franchise finds the Wiz–kid struggling with adolescent hormones, a blind bureaucracy and most memorably,…
Harry Potter And The Half-Blood PrinceHarry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince (2009) Recommended
Dir. David Yates
Feat. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Jim Broadbent
The epic sixth movie in the Harry Potter franchise sees Harry prepare for the final battle against his nemesis Voldemort while struggling with his…
From Time to TimeFrom Time to Time (2009)
Dir. Julian Fellowes
Feat. Alex Etel, Timothy Spall, Maggie Smith
Charmingly old–fashioned family film set at the tail end of the second world war has a young boy discovering a portal back to 1805, where he…
Nanny McPhee and the Big BangNanny McPhee and the Big Bang (2010)
Dir. Susanna White
Feat. Emma Thompson, Ralph Fiennes, Ewan McGregor
Emma Thompson again pens and stars in the second installment about the otherworldly nanny, accompanied again by a staggering array of British…
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) Recommended
Dir. David Yates
Feat. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane
Seventh and penultimate film in the H.K. Rowling–penned franchise now finds Harry and pals Ron and Hermione on the lam as Lord Voldemort…
Downton Abbey - Series 1 (TV Series)Downton Abbey - Series 1 (TV Series) (2010) Aro Favourite
Feat. Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern
Handsome, top–of–the–range ITV period drama centres on the residents and staff of the titular English manor in the years leading up…
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, TheBest Exotic Marigold Hotel, The (2011) Recommended
Dir. John Madden
Feat. Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Nighy
A gaggle of British senior citizens are charmed by the 'real' India when they check into a run–down Jaipur hotel they believed was a luxury…
Gnomeo & JulietGnomeo & Juliet (2011)
Dir. Kelly Asbury
Feat. James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Ashley Jensen
A charming, if smugly delivered animated tale which reimagines Shakespeare’s most recognisable work in the setting of a garden decorated by…
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) Recommended
Dir. David Yates
Feat. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane
This eighth and final Harry Potter installment concludes the boy wizard's epic journey from Hogswart apprentice to world savior.
Downton Abbey - Series 2 (TV Series)Downton Abbey - Series 2 (TV Series) (2011)
Feat. Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern
Further episodes from ITV's immensely popular, top–of–the–range period drama, centred on the residents and staff of the titular…
Christmas at Downton Abbey (TV Mini-Series)Christmas at Downton Abbey (TV Mini-Series) (2011) Aro Favourite
Feat. Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern
Lavish Christmas Special sees the Downton Abbey residents and staff hosting a spiffy holiday party, only for murder and jealously to cloud the…
Downton Abbey - Series 3 (TV Series)Downton Abbey - Series 3 (TV Series) (2012)
Feat. Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern
Further episodes from ITV's immensely popular, top–of–the–range period drama, centred on the residents and staff of the titular…
Downton Abbey - A Journey To The Highlands (TV Mini-Series)Downton Abbey - A Journey To The Highlands (TV Mini-Series) (2012) Aro Favourite
Feat. Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern
The Crawley Family decamp to Scotland's Duneagle Castle for their summer holidays, whilst Carson attempts to keep the servants on a short leash back…
QuartetQuartet (2012) Recommended
Dir. Dustin Hoffman
Feat. Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly
Another pleasant surprise for the retiree set, this time centred on a home for retired musicians, and the recently arrived opera diva (Maggie Smith)…
Downton Abbey - Series 4 (TV Series)Downton Abbey - Series 4 (TV Series) (2013)
Feat. Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern
Further episodes from ITV's immensely popular, top–of–the–range period drama, centred on the residents and staff of the titular…
Downton Abbey in London (TV Mini-Series)Downton Abbey in London (TV Mini-Series) (2013) Aro Favourite
Feat. Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern
Downton's latest Christmas special centres on Rose's 'coming out' at Buckingham Palace, with Shirley Maclaine and Paul Giamatti in memorable guest…
Downton Abbey - Series 5 (TV Series)Downton Abbey - Series 5 (TV Series) (2014)
Feat. Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern
Further episodes from ITV's immensely popular, top–of–the–range period drama, centred on the residents and staff of the titular…
My Old LadyMy Old Lady (2014) Recommended
Dir. Israel Horovitz
Feat. Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas
Uplifting and sophisticated Anglo–French dramedy set around a disputed Parisian apartment in the wake of a family bereavement. Based on…
Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, TheSecond Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The (2015)
Dir. John Madden
Feat. Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy
Sequel to the unlikely hit comedy has the Marigold's proprietor considering expansion as a rooming predicament arises.
Downton Abbey - Series 6 (TV Series)Downton Abbey - Series 6 (TV Series) (2015)
Feat. Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern
Further episodes from ITV's immensely popular, top–of–the–range period drama, centred on the residents and staff of the titular…
Lady in the Van, TheLady in the Van, The (2015)
Dir. Nicholas Hytner
Feat. Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Jim Broadbent
Maggie Smith is adorable as usual in this cosy adaptation of Alan Bennett's play, based on his experience of developing an unlikely friendship with a…
Tea With the DamesTea With the Dames (Nothing Like a Dame) (2018)
Dir. Roger Michell
Feat. Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, Joan Plowright
British acting legends Dames Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith discuss their remarkable lives at Plowright's country home in…
Downton Abbey: The MovieDownton Abbey: The Movie (2019)
Dir. Michael Engler
Feat. Hugh Bonneville, Jim Carter, Maggie Smith
Lavish spin–off film following on from events in the TV series, with the same writer and much of the same cast. The Crawley family are visited…

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