Maggie Smith

Maggie Smith

A Biography

Book - 2016
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Baker & Taylor
An intimate portrait of a truly remarkable performer—known most recently for her star turn in Downton Abbey—whose stage and screen career spans 60 years is written with her blessing and drawn from her personal archives as well as interviews with immediate family and close friends. (biography & autobiography). Simultaneous.

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Shines a light on the life of the remarkable performer whose stage and screen career spans six decades and who is most recently known from her brilliant performance in "Downton Abbey."

Publisher: Farmington Hills, Mich : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781410486066
Branch Call Number: Lg Print Biography Sm62c
Characteristics: 653 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Feb 14, 2018

I'm a big fan, but I felt I was slugging through more of her history than I was interested in. I scanned through when I felt bogged down, and gleaned enough to follow her life. It's been an interesting one and she is loved by everyone. In the end I was glad it stayed with it.

Oct 21, 2017

Book and Audiobook are long and a bit boring. More a list of what Maggie has done, description of plays, tv and movies. Do not get much of a feeling for her.

Aug 30, 2016

I didn't get past the first chapter. This book seems to be more about all the famous people the author knows personally, and Dame Maggie is one of them which he will talk about a little more than the rest. It really seemed more like his personal musings on the last 50 years of British theater and film than a biopic.

ChristchurchLib Feb 16, 2016

Versatile, award-winning actress Dame Maggie Smith, a favourite of many fans of television's Downton Abbey, has been appearing on stage and screen for over 60 years. In this detailed biography, British theatre critic Michael Coveney reviews Smith's remarkable career, which has ranged from comedy to tragedy and from London's West End to Hollywood -- and even a touch of Bollywood (in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel). Though Smith guards her privacy when offstage, she and her husband, family, and colleagues cooperated with Coveney in his research, allowing him to develop a full portrait of her professional and personal life.

Dec 30, 2015

This book bored me. When I read a biography, I want to get a sense of what the subject's personality and personal life is, her hopes, disappointments, etc. This is a great biography if you only want to read jminute by minute details of her working/acting assignments.


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