maggie smith


Cake decorator Karen Portaleo crafted this eery-yet-brilliant Dowager countess cake for the “Downton Abbey” Season 5 premiere event at Atlanta’s Fox Theater. The cake took 18 hours to put together in is made of buttercream and vanilla cake with an Earl Grey tea soak. Portaleo was initially asked to create a Highclere Castle cake, but she… READ MORE »


This adorable Muppet take on “Downton Abbey” explains gravity to children and stupid adults. Muppet Dowager Countess and Muppet Carson eventually decide to change the name of “Upside Downton Abbey” to “Rightside Upton Abbey.”  This might be the most spot on Maggie Smith impression we’ve ever seen. [Youtube] … READ MORE »


To continue The Frisky’s transformation into All “Downton Abbey” All The Time, Check out this photo of a young Maggie Smith. Before she was “Downton”‘s Dowager Countess (not to mention Hogwarts’ Professor McGonagall) she was a film star in the UK, nominated for a BAFTA award in 1958 for “Best Newcomer” and acting steadily ever… READ MORE »