Paquin and Worth, 1954
“This man (dancing solo, with the cane) was actually flirting with Maggie, and I said go ahead. So that’s an authentic moment we put in (the film).” - Dustin Hoffman, “Quartet” director’s commentary.
Deserted Island with Dead Celebrities: Amanda Blake, Greta Garbo, Greer Garson, Arlene Francis
One amazing orgy.
Maggie smith - Oh! What a Lovely War
“Growing up with Auntie Maggie has been amazing. Her dry sense of humour has me in stitches, especially when dancing with her in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! My first proper scene in a film was with Maggie. To say I was nervous would be putting it mildly, but she was so warm and kind she put me at complete ease. I love the old witch!” ~ Rupert Grint (Radio Times, 2010)
“She is able to call on a deep reservoir of popular affection at such moments. She has direct access to the public through the style, veracity, and wit of her acting. That is a rare privilege of a true star. At the Aldwych curtain calls, she seems to melt in the applause, and is revived, shedding Lady Bracknell’s severe facial mask and becoming once again the young actress of radiance, beauty and merriment who first flitted across our stages forty years ago. Maggie has delivered the Lady Bracknell she has long promised and we all, to a certain extent, expected: monstrous, withering, funny, snobbish, vulnerable, vocally tremendous and, of course, technically brilliant.” - Michael Coveney, “Maggie Smith; A Bright Particular Star”