Entertainment Maggie Smith says her 'Harry Potter' and 'Downton Abbey' roles weren't 'satisfying'

14:15  06 december  2019
14:15  06 december  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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Dame Maggie Smith didn' t find the work she did in Downton Abbey and the Harry Potter film series " satisfying ," the veteran actress has shared. Smith played Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham for the entirety of Downton Abbey ’s six-season run and resumed the role for the 2019

Maggie Smith says her ' Harry Potter ' and ' Downton Abbey ' roles weren ' t ' satisfying '. She went on to play Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham, in " Downton Abbey " for the series' six-season run from 2010-2015 and reprised her role in the feature film in 2019.

Maggie Smith is best known recently for her work on "Downton Abbey" and the "Harry Potter" films, but if you ask the English acting titan, those roles weren't "satisfying" to her.

Maggie Smith attends the premiere of © Getty Maggie Smith attends the premiere of "Ladies in Lavender" at the Odeon Leicester Square. (Photo by rune hellestad/Corbis via Getty Images)

The 84-year-old Oscar winner, however, is still thankful for the big- and small-screen roles that have helped her achieve international success.

"I am deeply grateful for the work in 'Potter' and indeed, 'Downton,' but it wasn’t what you’d call satisfying," she told the U.K.'s ES Magazine Thursday.

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Maggie Smith Says Her Iconic Harry Potter and Downton Abbey Roles Weren ' t ' Satisfying '. Maggie Smith in Deathly Hallows Part 2. The actress told CBS News in 2013 that she hadn’t seen any of Downton , and when the news outlet asked again in 2015 if she had remedied the situation, she

Dame Maggie Smith has said her work in the Harry Potter films and on Downton Abbey “wasn’ t what you’d call satisfying ”. The actor, 84, played schoolmistress Minerva McGonagall in the boy-wizard films and the waspish Violet Crawley in the period drama. Discussing the earlier years of her career, she

Why? Because she "didn't really feel I was acting in those things."

Smith portrayed Professor Minerva McGonagall, head of Gryffindor House and later headmistress of Hogwarts, in seven out of eight of the "Harry Potter" films from 2001 to 2011.

She went on to play Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham, in "Downton Abbey" for the series' six-season run from 2010-2015 and reprised her role in the feature film in 2019. Smith won a Golden Globe and three Emmys for her work on the series.

Despite all her success and recognition from film, Smith's true love is theater.

"I wanted to get back to the stage so much because theater is basically my favorite medium, and I think I felt as though I’d left it all unfinished," she told the outlet.

Smith returned to the stage this year in "A German Life," her first play since 2007.

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And in Harry Potter , a lot of the stuff Maggie Smith was tasked with doing did involve looking stern. She does say she ’s “deeply grateful” for the roles after all. Now, she’s doing the theater work her heart was We’ll keep you posted on the fate of Downton Abbey 2 and what’s coming up next in Maggie

Dame Maggie Smith has admitted that her iconic roles in Downton Abbey and Harry Potter weren ' t " satisfying " to her. Going on to speak about her famous roles as Downton 's Dowager Countess and Potter 's Professor McGonagall, Smith said : "I am deeply grateful for the work in

She added that memorizing her lines for "A German Life" was "actually easier to learn than 'Downton Abbey,' because it wasn’t fragmented. I wasn’t just ordering tea or something.'"

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