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Maggie Smith attends the Sandringham Flower Show (30th July, 2014)

happymathilda:

"She has the ear of a musician and the eye of a painter. With her voice, that bluesy alto, she can bend a note from joy to a sob and she has a dancer’s dexterity, always using her body expressively. In film they say you should hold everything in, in theatre the opposite. But Judi breaks the rules; in any medium she seems mercurial and yet constant, she’s entirely open yet never lets you feel – as in life – that you’ve glimpsed the whole person."- Richard Eyre on Judi Dench

happymathilda:

"She has the ear of a musician and the eye of a painter. With her voice, that bluesy alto, she can bend a note from joy to a sob and she has a dancer’s dexterity, always using her body expressively. In film they say you should hold everything in, in theatre the opposite. But Judi breaks the rules; in any medium she seems mercurial and yet constant, she’s entirely open yet never lets you feel – as in life – that you’ve glimpsed the whole person."
- Richard Eyre on Judi Dench

dontbesodroopy:

A slightly different trailer for My Old Lady, which stars Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline, and Kristin Scott Thomas.

I never liked the word ‘old’. I like ‘older’. I’m getting older every single day and so is everybody else. So we’re all going together.
Elaine Stritch

Elaine Stritch - Video Tribute

stritchinstyle:

Tell it to her straight Elaine!  HAT!!!

stritchinstyle:

Tell it to her straight Elaine!  HAT!!!

helenmirrenarchives:

Helen Mirren and Margaret Tyzack, 1971 (Cousin Bette) and 2009 (Phedre).

panikstoybox:

Happy birthday to Tyne Daly!

panikstoybox:

Happy birthday to Tyne Daly!

I think the 20s are a vastly overrated decade. We promise kids that once they get out of school, life will begin and their dreams will come true. But then comes the struggle.
Tyne Daly (via nobraisthenewblack)
womensweardaily:

Dennis Basso Designs Tony Dress 
for Tyne Daly
Courtesy Photo
“I told her, ‘You have to wear short.’ She has fabulous legs and a very nice décolleté so the dress has a portrait collar,” Basso said. “If she wins, it will look really pretty walking across the stage because the dress moves.” For More

womensweardaily:

Dennis Basso Designs Tony Dress

for Tyne Daly

Courtesy Photo

“I told her, ‘You have to wear short.’ She has fabulous legs and a very nice décolleté so the dress has a portrait collar,” Basso said. “If she wins, it will look really pretty walking across the stage because the dress moves.” For More

inlovewithyourlines:

And a last set! 

dontbesodroopy:

To outsiders looking in, indeed to their own family, the Earl and Countess of Grantham seemed a rather cold couple. Most would have believed it a marriage of convenience and money but for the fact that the Countess had apparently brought none with her at the time of her wedding.

The Earl was by several accounts a stern but generally fair man, who nonetheless did not take kindly to shows of emotion, and whose word was strong enough to end any conversation dead in its tracks. His wife was of a similar disposition, and although a remarkably beautiful woman, was thought by some to be prone to moments of haughtiness.
Other than this apparent mutual appreciation for restrained and conservative behaviour, and generally excellent taste, few could understand why they had married. When the Earl died, the Countess had donned black as custom bade, and appeared to continue on with her life, unchanged and still prone to moments of haughtiness.

Always very private people, who valued their time together more than anything else in the world, few knew how much the Earl and Countess had loved each other, with each the guardian of the other’s secret, that of how loving and tender the other could be. A secret the Countess, now Dowager kept with her until her own end.

"She had dyed her hair for last year’s Baftas and was rushing from the awards to the dinner. She was a little disorientated and just laughing. I liked the fact you can see a tattoo on her hand." Andy Gotts about photographing Helen Mirren