We’ve seen every single episode of Downton Abbey, and wanted the clock to stop when the last episode aired. “All good things must come to an end,” but we wish this be an exception. Hurry back, Maggie Smith. You are one of a kind!
1. She embraces her age in an industry that disdains aging
2. She’s a brilliant actress
3. She’s one of the classiest “Dames” on the planet
4. She’s never run after publicity
5. She’s supported everything from rebuilding the Court Theatre in New Zealand after a 2011 earthquake, to the International Glaucoma Association, to the protection of cats.