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It's Kevin Kline vs. Maggie Smith in 'My Old Lady,' Set for September Release (TRAILER)

Kevin Kline encounters resident Maggie Smith amd daughter Kristen Scott Thomas when he looks to take over a Paris apartment that he has inherited. An apartment he thought was empty. Kline and Scott Thomas’s onscreen romance, combined with some scenic French locales — perhaps a modern companion to Woody Allen’s ‘20s-set “Magic in the Moonlight” — should appeal to the same target demo that can't wait to see Smith in “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2.” Cohen Media Group is booking writer-director Israel Horovitz's "My Old Lady" into art house theaters this fall.
  • By Nick Newman
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  • July 15, 2014 2:32 PM
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TriStar Partners with BBC on Bennett and Hytner's 'Lady in the Van' with Dame Maggie Smith

In Hollywood there are always exceptions to the rule. Like, women, especially older women, can't open or carry movies. So, in the face of such misinformed conventional wisdom, TriStar Productions' Tom Rothman is greenlighting "The Lady in the Van" with "Downton Abbey" and "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" star Maggie Smith, age 79. That's because Smith is an actress who wins Oscars
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 3, 2014 4:43 PM
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BBC Films Unveils Lavish Film Slate Ahead of Cannes

Before closing Cannes Directors' Fortnight with Matthew Warchus' "Pride," about gay activism in the time of Margaret Thatcher, BBC Films has unveiled its upcoming roster of star-studded films.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 9, 2014 12:36 PM
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Casting Watch: Maggie Smith and Kevin Kline Head to Paris for 'My Old Lady'

Protagonist Pictures announced today that Kevin Kline and Maggie Smith will star in the Paris-set dramedy "My Old Lady," the feature directorial debut of Israel Horovitz, who adapted the film from his play. Protagonist will take the film to international buyers at Cannes next week.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 7, 2013 12:30 PM
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'Downton Abbey' Season Three Premiere Scores 7.9 Million Viewers

Even with the ending of the entire "Dowton Abbey" third season spoiled by many who read news accounts of one key cast member's departure from the series, which has already concluded in the UK, the PBS "Masterpiece Classic" debut on Sunday drew a preliminary Nielsen average of 7.9 million viewers. The new season adds Shirley MacLaine as Elizabeth McGovern's mother, who gives dowager Maggie Smith a run for her money.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 7, 2013 4:00 PM
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Review Roundup: Dustin Hoffman's 'Quartet' is Genial Escapist Fun

Dustin Hoffman's genteel directorial debut "Quartet," starring Maggie Smith and a legion of other notable Brit actors as members of a musicans' retirement community, will play best for music-loving Anglophiles who enjoy the company of wily and entertaining British seniors. Yet again, Dame Smith steals the show as a proud aging diva who arrives with no idea how much she wounded the husband she once jilted during her more playful days at the top of the opera world. Tom Courtenay is her courtly swain, while Billy Connolly and Pauline Collins chew up the scenery as the remaining members of a once-famous quartet.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • December 5, 2012 3:26 PM
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'Broken,' 'Sightseers,' Berberian Sound Studio' Lead 15th British Independent Film Award Nominations

The nominations for the 15th annual Moët British Independent Film Awards were announced today and leading the pack with nine nominations is "Broken," which scored nods for Best Film, Best Director and Best Debut Director for Rufus Norris, Best Actor for Tim Roth and two Best Supporting Actor nominations for Cillian Murphy and Rory Kinnear.
  • By Matt Mueller
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  • November 5, 2012 8:02 AM
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Trailer Watch: Maggie Smith is a Retired Singing Diva in Dustin Hoffman's 'Quartet'

The trailer for Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut, "Quartet," has arrived. Maggie Smith stars as a former prima donna (in the literal and figurative sense) ruffling a few feathers at a home for retired opera singers...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 29, 2012 1:11 PM
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