Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham. (Dame Maggie Smith) Robert's mother. She is immensely proud, immensely loyal to her son and immensely insufferable to her American daughter-in-law, whom she regards as an interloper, a living compromise the family has had to make. She was born the daughter of a baronet, which Cora does not believe entitles Violet to carry on as if she were a Plantagenet, especially as she brought virtually no money with her. In other words, both women think themselves the... Hats, Mothers, Downtonabbey, Dame Maggie, Maggie Smith, Violets, Downton Abbey, Actresses, Dowager Countess
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You know you're obsessed with Maggie Smith and Downton Abbey when every time you see a picture of her as Violet you read the writing on the picture in her voice.
Dame Maggie Smith aka Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham, Professor Minerva McGonagall, Constance, Countess of Trentham, Reverend Mother, Jean Brodie, Muriel Donnelly, and countless other brilliant roles; and she's still going string at 78 years young. Gotta Love her!
This is what I SHOULD have said to the super irritating guy who stopped me in the grocery store at dinner time--!!!--the other day trying to sell me magazine subscriptions, and kept making just-barely-off-color jokes trying to get me to laugh and "be on his side." UGH! I was like, just keep digging!! The more you talk, you deeper you are! Anyway. I'll have a good quote next time. :)
Maggie Smith...Out of Costume...Love Her As The Dowager!! And, In Any Other Role, Too....Award Winning Actress....