downton abbey season 4 rewatch: episode 7
Downton Abbey 5x02
Can we take a moment to appreciate just how beautiful Maggie Smith as Violet is looking this season. Now don’t get me wrong, Maggie as Violet has always been utterly beautiful, but I think it’s fair to say that costume wise, Violet has suffered in previous seasons. This season though has been a bit of a complete turnaround - not only do the costumes (and the wig) look terrific, but we had three new costumes alone in this episode. I don’t think Violet’s had three new costumes a season previous to this one. And of course we’ve got her mystery Russian prince turning up next week! Cue that gorgeous looking imperial blue coat for one thing. I may not survive; Violet getting gorgeous costumes, AND a storyline of her own with romance involved.
Maggie Smith as Gunilla Garson Goldberg in The First Wives Club
Oh no. The Dowager was 70 when she started, she’s 82 now and my grandmother lived until her hundredth year, so I don’t think there’s any chance of that.
Maggie Smith receives her BAFTA Fellowship Award from the late Richard Attenborough.
Maggie Smith reacts to seeing herself, or perhaps that should say hearing herself, in Oh! What a Lovely War.
Maggie Smith leaves St Mary’s church, Old Hunstanton, after attending a Music in Country Churches concert - 29th July, 2014.