While Maggie Smith is not listed first on the cast of characters for "Downton Abbey", she is probably our favorite cast member. Her talent has been a staple of stage and screen for decades, and she is one of seventeen actors to have won the "triple crown" of acting awards - an Oscar, Tony, and Emmy (one of her Emmy wins was for "Downton Abbey" last year). While many people remember her work in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie", "A Room With a View", and "California Suite", a new generation grew to love her as Professor McGonagall in the Harry Potter movies.
Here are some of our favorite "Maggie Moments" throughout the first season. You'll see examples of her quick wit, sass, and even some physical comedy. Click and enjoy!
Update: Be sure to check out the new Maggie Moments from Series 2 after you've watched these.