23 thoughts on “Woman Crush Wednesday: Maggie Smith

    1. I love TPOMJB too, “Give me a girl at an impressionable age and she will be mine for life.” But the costumes and hair were definitely NOT of the 30’s, not even close. It is very disappointing for a UK production.

  1. Downton Abbey is probably my favorite for her. As you said in the post, I am pretty much so over all of the other characters, but Dame Maggie always brings her A-game. Her delivery is magnificent.

    I actually rewatched Othello for the first time in years a few months ago. I hadn’t realized she was in it until she came on the screen, but she was great in that too.

  2. I saw her first in Brodie, and that’s always my first thought of her. “Girls, girls, girls,” still echoes in my head. But everything she touched turned to gold.

    1. I haven’t seen Miss Brodie in ages, & when I looked up pix, the costumes looked very 1960s, so I couldn’t remember if it was a contemporary flick or not. Still, Maggie Smith has oodles of fantastic films to choose from, it was hard to narrow it down! Heck, even her small recent modern roles like Best Exotic Marigold Hotel are brilliant!

  3. Favourite role for Dame Maggie is a tie between Lady Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham and Gryffindor alumna and now Professor, Minerva McGonigall. Love your selection, but what about Jean Brodie? Won an Oscar.

  4. How about Murder by Death, in which she plays a Nora Charles knockoff with fabulous cocktail dresses and impeccable comic timing.

  5. The Prime om Miss Jean Brodie is set in the early 30’s and one of my all time favorites — All the teachers in the girls school wear greys and black, but Jean is considered ‘shocking’ in her florals and purples! She’s a teacher first, last and always! See it if you get the chance.

  6. Not an historical film, but my first introduction to her was as the elderly Wendy in the movie Hook.

  7. I remember 2 movies of hers set in the 20’s Quartet (1981) and Fallen Angels (1974) don’t know if it’s any good but pics look damn pretty

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