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  • OnTheAisle
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    The Guardian reports that despite her public protestations, Maggie Smith will again play the Dowager Countess, but this time on the big screen.

    If this feature film continuation of Downton Abbey comes to fruition, do you think two time Academy Award winning actress Smith will be able to claim her third Oscar with this role that already led to three Emmys?

    Maggie Smith returning to Downton Abbey

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    AviChristiaans
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    Isn’t it going to be a Television production for PBS?

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    OnTheAisle
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    I would have thought so. However, the article indicates it will be a feature to utilize a bigger budget.

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    forwardswill
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    It will never happen but her winning a long overdue third oscar for this, perhaps her most renowned role in an incredible career, would be very fitting.

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    Roney Moore
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    I hope every remaining cast member would agree to do it now that we know even Maggie didn’t turn it down! And even some of the older ones who had left the show earlier like O’Brien(Please!!)

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    Riley
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    Maggie Smith will again play the Dowager Countess, but this time on the big screen.

    Well, the article says that she would if a film comes to fruition; not that she will. The title of this thread is misleading. Julian Fellowes says in the same article that he “would love to make” a movie, not that he has signed onto one or anything.

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    It will never happen but her winning a long overdue third oscar for this, perhaps her most renowned role in an incredible career, would be very fitting.

    Her only challenge in winning a 3rd Oscar is precedent. Since no one ever has won 3 Oscars with 2 of them in supporting. Assuming her role in the feature film version is a supporting one. This is why Michael Caine will likely never win the elusive Best Actor statuette he covets.

    Smith 2/6: 1 Lead, 1 Supporting

    Bergman 3/7: 2 Lead, 1 Supporting
    Nicholson 3/12: 2 Lead, 1 Supporting
    Streep 3/19: 2 Lead, 1 Supporting

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    GraemeONeil
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    This is terrible journalism by The Guardian. If you actually read the original interview with the Abbey actor, he doesn’t say the movie is confirmed. He says if a movie were to happen, you would think that Maggie Smith would be involved, cause how could she not be?
    That’s what the article jumped all over and it’s just silly.

    If there is a Downton movie, I doubt Maggie would be part of it. She’s already said her character is ridiculously old, given the time jumps across the series.

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