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    I just watched 'Keeping Mum' and it was hilarious! Maggie Smith was brilliant

    Anyone could recommend me some good movies that she has acted in?
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    Do you mean Keeping Mum?

    On topic, I guess she's pretty cool in the Harry Potters
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    (Original post by robo donkey)
    Do you mean Keeping Mum?

    On topic, I guess she's pretty cool in the Harry Potters
    lol! Thanks mate. The first time I saw the title, I thought it was 'Keeping Mom' lol.

    I don't really watch Harry Potter. Do you know any other movies she's in?
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    Sister Act 1 and 2
    Dame Maggie also appeared in the First Wives Club
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    (Original post by Morgsie)
    Sister Act 1 and 2
    Dame Maggie also appeared in the First Wives Club
    I love Sister Act 1! Maggie was good as well in that moive

    Ah, yes. Now I remember; she was in the movie! I love that movie too! She helped Goldie Hawn with something to get revenge on her husband lol
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    A Private Function
    The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
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    (Original post by kka25)
    I just watched 'Keeping Mum' and it was hilarious! Maggie Smith was brilliant

    Anyone could recommend me some good movies that she has acted in?
    Ladies in Lavender was a good film.
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    (Original post by philistine)
    Ladies in Lavender was a good film.
    Seems to be very interesting

    Thanks.
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    (Original post by carnationlilyrose)
    A Private Function
    The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
    Movies from the 60's-80's eh? I'll have a look!

    Thanks
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    (Original post by kka25)
    Movies from the 60's-80's eh? I'll have a look!

    Thanks
    It's because I'm very old. A Private Function is Alan Bennett at his best and Miss Jean Brodie was extremely influential in its day. Whether it has anything to say to your generation I can't say, but give it a go with an open mind. I have to say that quotations from Maggie Smith films crop up a lot in our house.
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    Gosford Park
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    Gosford Prk, definitely, yes, she's great in that. Although really, she's always herself. A Room With A View. California Suite for her in her youth. And for a glimpse of quite how much times have changed, try Othello, in which she plays Desdemona to an astonishingly blacked-up and hammy Laurence Olivier. Scarcely credible, but true.
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    I love Keeping Mum too! I realised a while ago that she's actually in quite a few of my favourite films as I was growing up;

    I loved her as Granny Wendy in Hook, when she appears at the top of the stairs and says "Hello Boy" I seriously get goosebumps. And she was great as Mrs Medlock in The Secret Garden. (And obviously as Prof. McGonagall!)
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    (Original post by ninth2)
    I love Keeping Mum too! I realised a while ago that she's actually in quite a few of my favourite films as I was growing up;

    I loved her as Granny Wendy in Hook, when she appears at the top of the stairs and says "Hello Boy" I seriously get goosebumps. And she was great as Mrs Medlock in The Secret Garden. (And obviously as Prof. McGonagall!)
    From Keeping Mum:

    Daughter: Don't change the subject! You have a dead man in your trunk!
    Maggie: Owh, lol no, no. He's not in my trunk dear, he's in his car. (creepy face)

    OMG that gave me goosebumps! lol

    Here's another one:

    Daughter: You can't go around killing people because you don't approve of them!
    Maggie: You know, that's what my doctor used to say, and it was the one point we could never agree on.

    HAHA
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    (Original post by kka25)
    From Keeping Mum:

    Daughter: Don't change the subject! You have a dead man in your trunk!
    Maggie: Owh, lol no, no. He's not in my trunk dear, he's in his car. (creepy face)

    OMG that gave me goosebumps! lol

    Here's another one:

    Daughter: You can't go around killing people because you don't approve of them!
    Maggie: You know, that's what my doctor used to say, and it was the one point we could never agree on.

    HAHA
    I also loved it when Maggie answered the phone to the American guy and he's describing what he wants to do to 'her', and she goes "Oh, that sounds lovely!" and he hangs up.

    :laugh:
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    (Original post by ninth2)
    I also loved it when Maggie answered the phone to the American guy and he's describing what he wants to do to 'her', and she goes "Oh, that sounds lovely!" and he hangs up.

    :laugh:
    LMAO

    Her emotionless face is priceless on the part!
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    (Original post by carnationlilyrose)
    It's because I'm very old. A Private Function is Alan Bennett at his best and Miss Jean Brodie was extremely influential in its day. Whether it has anything to say to your generation I can't say, but give it a go with an open mind. I have to say that quotations from Maggie Smith films crop up a lot in our house.
    When told that Geraldine McEwan was to succeed her in Peter Shaffer's play Lettice and Lovage in the West End, Maggie Smith is reputed to have said "Oh no, I cannot think why they would have chosen her. She has such an odd voice".
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    (Original post by nulli tertius)
    When told that Geraldine McEwan was to succeed her in Peter Shaffer's play Lettice and Lovage in the West End, Maggie Smith is reputed to have said "Oh no, I cannot think why they would have chosen her. She has such an odd voice".
    We have to stop meeting like this...

    National treasure doesn't even begin to cover it. The two most quoted lines in our house are both from A Private Function, combining two national treasures in one. It's astonishing how often an opportunity crops up to say, It's off its paper, Gilbert!' and 'It's mother. She's 74.'

    Actually, that film is just stuffed with national treasures. Liz Smith, my role model in a couple of decades, Pete Postlethwaite, Michael Palin, Richard Griffiths, Alison Steadman, Denholm Elliot, who I really loathe, but who is brilliant in this. There's not a dud amongst them, and especially not the pig. I don't know the name of Preston, the farmer's son, but I treasure his little cameo turn as well.

    Dang it, I'm typing this on an iPad and the autocorrect is driving me demented.

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