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Offbeat: Maggie Smith is 88 years old: Why didn't Minerva McGonagall like to play in Harry Potter?

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Maggie Smith a 88 ans : pourquoi l'interprète de Minerva McGonagall n'a-t-elle pas aimé jouer dans Harry Potter ? © ABACA Maggie Smith is 88 years old: why did Minerva McGonagall interpreter not like to play in Harry Potter? On this December 28, it is impossible not to think of wishing a happy birthday to Maggie Smith, one of the biggest British actresses of all time. If her role as Minerva McGonagall offered him a worldwide notoriety, the actress did not have an excellent memory of this period. Explanations.

The actress born in 1934 in Ilford in Essex, started in the theater in 1951. This girl of an Scottish secretary and a British teacher teaching at Oxford has had a breathtaking career alternating on the boards The parts of classic authors like Gogol, Shakespeare or Ibsen or The contemporary theater of Anouilh, Ionesco, Peter Schaffer, Franco Zefirelli or Orson Welles . In 1958, Maggie Smith tried his hand at the cinema, and for the general public it was once again a revelation. Travel with my aunt, the beautiful years of Miss Brodie, who died on the Nile, California Hotel, room with views or Gosford Park are all classics that make her an immensely respected actress. Yet Maggie Smith eats, sleeps, dreams of theater, but the roles are rare, so she decides to accept other roles like that of the superior mother more true than life in Sister Act or this professor of metamorphosis, Director of the Gryffindor house, and eternal accomplice of Dumbledore in Harry Potter ...

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"Is it true that you can transform into cat?"

A golden role? Not for the actress who, as for that of Violet Crowley in Downton Abbey was annoyed on the sets. According to her, these roles have left her little creative space ... "I am really grateful to have worked on Harry Potter, all as in Downton Abbey , but is not really an experience that We could describe as satisfactory, had she confided. I did not feel like I really play in it. I wanted to redo the theater, because that's what I prefer , and I think that I have abandoned this, "said the actress in an interview with the standard event. And to add: "I wanted to come back to the scene so much because The theater is fundamentally my favorite medium , and I think I had the impression of having left it all unfinished. but there was Nothing that presented itself … "

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No bitterness, however, in the one that today celebrates its 88th anniversary . The saga allowed her to live pretty moments in the company of very enthusiastic fans whose existence she had marked. "I really realized the day a little boy challenged me by pulling on my coat and asked me: ' Hello Madam, is it true that you can transform into cats ? 'I played the game by answering him yes, and he then wanted me to demonstrate him and that I teach him the art of metamorphosis, to impress his friends at school. That A lot of me! " In 2023, Maggie Smith will be Brunehilde Pomsel, the vile secretary of Joseph Goebbels in a German Life, the adaptation of a play by the playwright Christopher Hampton. It is never too late to return to his first love.

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