Maggie Smith

Michael Coveney: Benedict Cumberbatch helps put his relative Richard to rest
The reburial of Richard III prompts reflections on Shakespeare's warped interpretation
Michael Coveney on Maggie Smith's 'unique' stage career
Hints that Dame Maggie will no longer appear on stage signal the end of an illustrious chapter, writes her biographer
Michael Coveney: Geraldine McEwan was a great comic stylist
McEwan, who has died aged 82, had a 'syrupy, seductive voice and a forthright, sparkling manner'
Michael Coveney: Critical awards and lasting legacies
Reflections on this year's Critics' Circle Awards, and some great critics of the past
Michael Coveney: Rufus Norris's National - fresh meat or cold potatoes?
'In the admirable rush to be all things to all men in the name of diversity and inclusivity, the danger is you lose sight of what you really want to do'
Michael Coveney: Maggie blip at the BFI while Bendy signs on for Soho
The BFI's season of Maggie Smith films got off to a faltering start this week
Maggie Smith's top 10 theatrical films
Our chief critic Michael Coveney, who is Maggie Smith's biographer, selects ten of her most theatrical films to tie in with the BFI's new season
Daniel Day-Lewis, Damian Lewis and John Barrowman in Queen's Birthday Honours
Other theatre names recognised today include Young Vic artistic director David Lan and Fringe chief executive Kath Mainland
Maggie Smith stars in big screen adaptation of Bennett's Lady in the Van
Nicholas Hytner will direct the film, which is due for release next year