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Richard Gere stars in 'Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' trailer

Richard Gere stars in 'Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' trailer

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 8 (UPI) --Richard Gere debuts as handsome American traveler Guy in the first trailer for "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel."
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Queen Elizabeth names Angelina Jolie an honorary dame

Queen Elizabeth names Angelina Jolie an honorary dame

LONDON, June 14 (UPI) --Angelina Jolie named an honorary dame by Britain's Queen Elizabeth for work against sexual violence.
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Angela Lansbury made a dame

Angela Lansbury made a dame

LONDON, April 16 (UPI) -- Angela Lansbury says it's "a rare and lovely occasion" to be made dame by Queen of England.
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'Modern Family,' 'Breaking Bad' win big at SAG Awards

'Modern Family,' 'Breaking Bad' win big at SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- "Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" won the Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Comedy and Drama in Los Angeles Saturday night.
10.2M tune in for 'Downton Abbey' Season 4 premiere in the U.S.

10.2M tune in for 'Downton Abbey' Season 4 premiere in the U.S.

NEW YORK, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- The Season 4 U.S. premiere of the British costume drama "Downton Abbey" was seen by 10.2 million viewers, ratings show.

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'Boardwalk,' 'Breaking Bad,' 'Homeland' earn SAG Award nominations

'Boardwalk,' 'Breaking Bad,' 'Homeland' earn SAG Award nominations

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- "Boardwalk Empire," "Breaking Bad," "Downton Abbey," "Game of Thrones" and "Homeland" were nominated for Best Drama Ensemble by Hollywood's Screen Actors Guild.
Mirren, Lester, Kinnear win Evening Standard Theatre Awards

Mirren, Lester, Kinnear win Evening Standard Theatre Awards

LONDON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Helen Mirren, Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear were among the winners of the 2013 London Evening Standard Theatre Awards at a ceremony at the Savoy Hotel.
People's Choice Awards nominations announced

People's Choice Awards nominations announced

Nominations for the fan-voted People's Choice Awards in film, television and music categories were announced in Los Angeles Tuesday.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Richard Gere courted for 'Best Exotic' sequel role

Richard Gere courted for 'Best Exotic' sequel role

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Fox Searchlight is talking to Richard Gere about a role in its sequel to the 2011 India-set comedy "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," Deadline.com reported.
Season 4 of 'Downton Abbey' to premiere in the U.S. Jan. 5

Season 4 of 'Downton Abbey' to premiere in the U.S. Jan. 5

NEW YORK, May 14 (UPI) -- The fourth season of the British drama series "Downton Abbey" is to begin airing in the United States Jan. 5, PBS announced Tuesday.

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'Downton Abbey' to feature first black character in Season 4

'Downton Abbey' to feature first black character in Season 4

LONDON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A black actor is being sought to play a musician in Season 4 of the 1920s-set British costume drama, "Downton Abbey," The Sun reported.

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Kardashian, Humphries divorce date set ... Phoenix simulates drowning for PETA ad ... Fellowes: Smith's aging helped her ... 'Boondock Saints' producer Brinker dead ... News from United Press International.

Fellowes: Smith's aging helped her

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- "Downtown Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes said actress Maggie Smith may have helped her career by not having plastic surgery to combat aging.
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NYP2003051245 - NEW YORK, MAY 12 (UPI) Dame Maggie Smith and Emmy Clarke pose at the May 12, 2003 New York premiere of their film "My House in Umbria." rlw/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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Dame Margaret Natalie Smith, DBE (born 28 December 1934), better known as Maggie Smith, is an English film, stage, and television actress who made her stage debut in 1952 and is still performing after 59 years. She has won numerous awards for acting, both for the stage and for film, including five BAFTA Awards ( plus the BAFTA Fellowship Award) two Academy Awards, two Golden Globes, two Emmy Awards, a Laurence Olivier Award, two SAG Awards, and a Tony Award.

Her critically acclaimed films include Othello (1965), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969), California Suite (1978), Clash of the Titans (1981), A Room with a View (1985), and Gosford Park (2001). She has also appeared in a number of widely-popular films, including Hook (1991), Sister Act (1992), and as Professor Minerva McGonagall in the Harry Potter series.

Margaret Natalie Smith was born in Ilford, Essex. She is the daughter of Margaret Smith (née Hutton), a Glasgow-born secretary, and Nathaniel Smith, a Newcastle upon Tyne-born public health pathologist who worked at Oxford University. She has older twin brothers, Alistair and Ian. Smith studied at Oxford High School.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Maggie Smith."
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