Maggie Smith’s Latest On “Downton Abbey”

Best exchange from the new season of “Downton Abbey,” which premiered the other night in the U.K., occurred when Shirley MacLaine, who plays Martha Levinson, the mother of the Earl’s wife, is introduced to the Dowager Countess, played by Maggie Smith. Martha: ‘Oh, I am afraid the war has made old women out of us.’ Dowager: ‘I don’t think so, but then I always remembered to keep out of the sun.’

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