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Maggie Smith Will Stay on 'Downton Abbey' 'As Long as the Show Runs'

Maggie Smith made some comments over the weekend which suggested she would be leaving Downton Abbey after next season.

Now, however, the 80-year-old actress’ rep is stating that she actually did not mean that she would be leaving the show and that she was just speaking lightheartedly.

“[Maggie] has always been on the record as saying she’ll be with the show for as long as the show runs,” her rep told The Wrap.

Downton Abbey just wrapped up another season over the weekend. Maggie portrays the Dowager Countess of Grantham.

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Maggie Smith Says She'll Leave 'Downton Abbey' After Next Season

Dame Maggie Smith said she will be leaving Downton Abbey after the next season, even as speculation circles that next season will be the show’s last.

“They say this is the last one, and I can’t see how it could go on,” the 80-year-old legendary actress told the Sunday Times. “I mean, I certainly can’t keep going… To my knowledge, I must be 110 by now. We’re into the late 1920s.”

“One isn’t safe after doing Downton. What’s sad is I’ve gone through my whole life without any of that. I could go round galleries and things on my own and I just can’t do it now. If someone decides to get at you, you can’t get away,” Maggie said about the fame.

“What’s awful is it used to be just autographs, but now everyone wants photographs,” Maggie added about the fame Downton Abbey has given in regards to fans. “You begin to feel like all those people who believed photographs took the soul away. There’s nothing like privacy, but nobody will have that soon. Nobody’s private any more.”

Thandie Newton Supports Hubby Ol Parker at 'Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' World Premiere!

Thandie Newton shares a sweet moment with her hubby, screenwriter Ol Parker, at the world premiere of his latest film The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel held at Odeon Leicester Square on Tuesday (February 17) in London, England.

The 41-year-old actress and Ol, 54, were joined at the event by the stars of the flick Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Judi Dench, Diana Hardcastle, Lillete Dubey, Celia Imrie, and Tina Desai.

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which also stars Dev Patel and Richard Gere, is set to hit theaters on Friday (March 6) – Watch the trailer below!

FYI: Thandie is wearing a Chanel strapless gown paired with Chanel jewels.


‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ Trailer!

30+ pictures inside of Thandie Newton and others at the world premiere of The Second Best Exotic Marigold HotelMore Here! »

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Damian Lewis & Maggie Smith: Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2013

Damian Lewis poses with his lovely wife Helen McCrory while arriving at the 2013 Evening Standard Theatre Awards held at The Savoy Hotel on Sunday night (November 17) in London, England.

The couple was joined on the black carpet by Hugh Grant and Kevin Spacey, while Downton Abbey‘s Maggie Smith was also seen making her way inside.

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Earlier in the week, Damian and his co-star Claire Danes attended a private reception and screening for their hit Showtime series Homeland in New York City.

10+ pictures inside of Damian Lewis, Maggie Smith, Hugh Grant, and more at the 2013 Evening Standard Theatre AwardsMore Here! »

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Michelle Dockery: 'Downton Abbey' Season Four Trailer - Watch Now!

Check out Michelle Dockery in the brand new season four trailer for her hit television show Downton Abbey.

The 31-year-old actress stars in the show alongside Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Joanne Froggatt, Hugh Bonneville, Brendan Coyle, Laura Carmichael, Rob James-Collier, and more!

The fourth season of Downton Abbey is set to return in the UK this September, and in the US on January 5, 2014.

“I don’t know if she’ll ever be happy for a long time,” Michelle told TV Guide about the events that occurred last season. “She finally found the man of her dreams, she was married, she gave birth to a baby boy. It’s all wrapped up very neatly. All of that has been shattered now.”

Michelle Dockery & Maggie Smith: 'Downton Abbey' Party Scene!

Michelle Dockery and Maggie Smith don their period piece costumes while filming a party scene for their hit show Downton Abbey on Wednesday (July 3) in London, England.

Joining the 31-year-old star of the show and 78-year-old veteran performer were cast mates Laura Carmichael, Joanne Froggatt, Brendan Coyle, and Phyllis Logan.

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New cast members joining the fourth season include Paul Giamatti, Gary Carr, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Tom Cullen, Julian Ovenden, Nigel Harman, Joanna David and Dame Harriet Walter.

25+ pictures inside of Michelle Dockery and others filming for the fourth season of Downton AbbeyMore Here! »

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'Downton Abbey' Season 3 Promo: Shirley MacLaine & Maggie Smith Face-off!

Check out this new promo for the upcoming third season of Downton Abbey featuring a face-off between Maggie Smith and new star Shirley MacLaine.

The legendary ladies will be back on the small screen this January when the third season premieres on PBS. Those in the UK will get to see the season first when it premieres on ITV1 this fall.

Downton Abbey is nominated for fourteen 2012 Emmy Awards. Find out if they win any of the prizes on September 23!

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Shirley MacLaine & Maggie Smith – “Downton Abbey” Season 3 Promo

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