Maggie Smith

Maggie Smith, Laura Linney, Kathy Bates, Agnes O'Casey, in The Miracle Club

The Miracle Club: EldersRock on the way to Lourdes

The Miracle Club merely needs to slap up a photo of the main characters, which include Maggie Smith, Kathy Bates and Laura Linney, to get me to agree to watch. May I say it? EldersRock! We’re off on a journey […]

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Allen Leech, Harry Hadden-Paton, Tuppence Middleton, and Laura Carmichael in Downton Abbey: A New Era

Downton Abbey: A New Era review

Downton Abbey: A New Era has so many things happening, and so many happy endings, that you don’t notice that the 2022 spinoff from the popular TV series is over two hours long. The time is bursting with a big

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Phyllis Logan, Lesley Nicol, and Sophie McShera in Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey (2019), clever capers and royal visits

Downton Abbey has spun off two movies from the popular TV series. This one, from 2019, is about a royal visit from King George V (Simon Jones) and Queen Mary (Geraldine James) that set the residents of Downton Abbey atwitter.

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Judi Dench and Bill Nighy in The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Surprise! Old People are Underrepresented in Film

A new study from the Media, Diversity and Social Change Initiative at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism provides the data showing what we all know already – older people are ignored, underrepresented, or trivialized

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Maggie Smith in The Lady in the Van

Review: The Lady in the Van

The Lady in the Van is a sweet comedy starring Maggie Smith as the lady in question and Alex Jennings as Alan Bennett and Alan Bennett. Alan Bennett is the real life playwright whose existence was invaded by a mysterious

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Ian McKellen in Mr. Holmes

Reprint: A Good Year for Elder Actors

[This post originally appeared at Time Goes By, written by Ronni Bennett. Thanks to Ronni for allowing me to reprint it here.] Not infrequently, I grumble out loud around here about how few roles, especially major roles, there are in

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The Lady in the Van

Watch This: Trailer for The Lady in the Van

The Lady in the Van stars Maggie Smith as a homeless woman, Mary Shepherd, who parks her van in a man’s driveway and leaves it there for 15 years. Alex Jennings plays writer Alan Bennett, the man whose driveway is

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