Maggie Smith

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

Five stage roles Maggie Smith should play
By Editorial Staff

In an emotional speech at the Evening Standard Awards, Maggie Smith said she would "love" to return the stage, but is unsure of the right role. Here are some suggestions...

Photos: Hayley Atwell, Hugh Grant, Maggie Smith and more at the ES Awards
By Editorial Staff

The winners of the 59th annual Evening Standard Awards were announced last night, with stars including Helen Mirren, Rory Kinnear, Adrian Lester, David Walliams, Maggie Smith and Hugh Grant in attendance

Michael Coveney: Standard awards special prizes to Smith, Spacey, Walliams and Lloyd Webber

Last night's star-studded ceremony at the Savoy was hosted by Damian Lewis

Lester and Kinnear share Best Actor at Evening Standard Awards, Mirren also triumphs

Six Special Awards were also given out, with recipients including David Walliams and Andrew Lloyd Webber

Catherine Love: Great gala, but where were the women writers?

The lack of women playwrights showcased by the National Theatre's 50th anniversary gala was troubling