In my opinion, one of the greatest actors who has walked the earth. For most of the time, I will go see a film just to see her in the film. What do you think is her all time best performance from her hugely variety of films/performances?
I have not seen all of these films but i picked “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie”
Of course there is no such thing as a bad Maggie Smith performance, it just doesn’t happen. I voted for California Suite.
BTW – Travels with My Aunt is on the list twice.
Nearly impossible to choose, but I’ll go with “The Lonely Passion Of Judith Hearne”. Maybe her hardest drama.
“California Suite”, of course. She saved the movie and her interactions with Michael Caine are marvellous. He was as amazing as she was. It’s perfect example of rightfully acclaimed comedy performance.
For me, it’s either A Private Function or The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne. I like her two Oscar winning performances but I would have given her the award for Gosford Park instead and either of those two movies. I also enjoy her on Downton, but it’s an easy role for her and I’m not glad that she keeps winning Emmys for it (she deserved the first one, but all her competitors were superior last year).
California Suite it’s an acting class, such perfection.
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne.
Haven’t seen Lonley Passion yet! Should probably add it since it so well recieved here!