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Maggie Smith Makes Surprising Comment About 'Harry Potter' & 'Downton Abbey' Roles

Maggie Smith doesn’t feel that her roles in Harry Potter or Downton Abbey were “satisfying.”

The 84-year-old actress played Professor Minerva McGonagall in the Harry Potter films and Violet Crawley in the Downton Abbey show and movie.

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“I am deeply grateful for the work in Potter and indeed Downton, but it wasn’t what you’d call satisfying,” Maggie said in a new interview with ES Magazine, according to The Guardian.

“I didn’t really feel I was acting in those things,” she added.

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'Downton Abbey' Releases Sneak Peek Featurette - Watch Now!

Downton Abbey is teasing more of the highly anticipated film!

The Michael Engler-directed movie hits theaters on September 20, and released a new “Sneak Peek Featurette” on Tuesday (August 20).

Here’s a plot summary: this fall, the worldwide phenomenon Downton Abbey becomes a grand motion picture event, as the beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance.

The movie was written by series creator Julian Fellowes and stars the original cast.

Watch the sneak peek featurette for Downton Abbey inside…

The 'Downton Abbey' Movie Debuts Its Final Poster!

The final poster for the upcoming Downton Abbey movie has been released!

We’re two months away from the Crawley family returning for a big screen event. In the movie, written by series creator Julian Fellowes, a royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance.

The movie has a star-studded cast that includes Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Joanne Froggatt, Matthew Goode, Harry Hadden-Paton, David Haig, Geraldine James, Robert James-Collier, Simon Jones, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Tuppence Middleton, Stephen Campbell Moore, Lesley Nicol, Kate Phillips, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton, and Penelope Wilton.

Downton Abbey hits theaters on September 20!

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'Downton Abbey' Movie Gets Four New Posters!

Check out the four new character posters from the Downton Abbey movie.

The film will star the show’s original stars including Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Joanne Froggatt, Matthew Goode, and Maggie Smith, among others.

Be sure to check out the film’s first teaser trailer if you missed it!

The Michael Engler-directed film adaptation of the TV series is hitting theaters on September 20, 2019. Be sure to check it out when it hits theaters!

See the posters in the gallery…

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'Downton Abbey' Movie Releases Official Teaser Trailer - Watch Now!

The first teaser trailer for the highly anticipated Downton Abbey movie is here!

The Emmy Award-winning television series followed the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them at the turn of the 20th century in an Edwardian English country house across six seasons.

The cast includes Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Joanne Froggatt, Matthew Goode, Harry Hadden-Paton, David Haig, Geraldine James, Robert James-Collier, Simon Jones, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Tuppence Middleton, Stephen Campbell Moore, Lesley Nicol, Kate Phillips, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton and Penelope Wilton.

The Michael Engler-directed film adaptation of the TV series is hitting theaters on September 20, 2019. Watch the trailer below!

'Downton Abbey' Movie Begins Filming - First Set Photos!

The Downton Abbey film has started filming and we have the first batch of photos from the set!

The cast – including returning stars Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, and Laura Carmichael, as well as newcomer Imelda Staunton – were seen on Tuesday (September 25) in Bath, England.

They were in their period-piece attire to film a new scene for the movie.

If you don’t know, Maggie and Imelda previously starred in the Harry Potter films together with Maggie as Professor McGonagall and Imelda as Dolores Umbridge.

The movie will be released on September 20, 2019 and the plot is not yet known. Stay tuned as more information is revealed!

Check out tons of photos from the Downton Abbey set…More Here! »

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