Maggie Smith: A Biography via Michael Coveney
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Overview: No one does glamour, severity, girlish appeal or tight-lipped witticism higher than Dame Maggie Smith. Michael Coveney’s biography shines a mild at the lifestyles and occupation of a in point of fact exceptional performer, one whose degree and display occupation spans six many years.
From her days as a West End celebrity of comedy and revue, Dame Maggie’s trail would move with the ones of the best actors, playwrights and administrators of the technology. Whether stealing scenes from Richard Burton, answering again to Laurence Olivier, or taking part in reverse Judi Dench in Breath of Life, her occupation can also be observed as a ‘Who’s Who’ of British theatre. Her movie and tv occupation has been simply as starry. From the identify personality in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and the meddling chaperone in A Room With a View to the Harry Potter motion pictures during which she performed Minerva McGonagall (as she put it ‘Miss Jean Brodie in a wizard’s hat’) and the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel motion pictures during which she performed the sensible Muriel Donnelly, Smith has overjoyed, engaged and made audiences chortle. As Violet Crawley, the ambitious Dowager Countess of Downton Abbey she conquered tens of millions extra. Paradoxically she stays an enigmatic determine, hardly ever showing in public.
Michael Coveney’s soaking up biography, written with the actress’s blessing and drawing on private archives, in addition to interviews with speedy circle of relatives and shut pals, is a portrait of one of the crucial biggest actors of our time.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction