At 88 the inimitable screen legend, Dame Maggie Smith, is still making waves this time as part of a fashion campaign for a luxury Spanish brand.
The iconic actress famous for her unparalleled roles as Professor McGonagall in Harry Potter and the cantankerous Violet Crawley in Downton Abbey, she appears smiling and serene wearing faux-fur coats and silk dresses keeping Loewe’s luxury bags in full view.
She appeared alongside other celebrities and actors such as Dakota Fanning, Josh O’Connor, Greta Lee and Mike Faist, the artist Rachel Jones, boy band NCT member Taeyong and model Fei Fei Sun.
— British Vogue (@BritishVogue) October 25, 2023
Fans of Loewe and Smith were quick to react online praising the iconic brand for their beautiful products and inclusive stance on fashion and for the veteran actress for her ongoing gutzpah.
The Dame is doing it!!!I love Maggie Smith!!
— Paris’s Boudoir (@paris_sboudoir) October 25, 2023
Isn’t she adorable? Love her?
— Elizabeta ???? (@Gabiano28) October 24, 2023
Beauty is ageless and it’s about time that’s recognised
— JANE ?? (@JANE79591745) October 24, 2023
— leo. (@dirtfemme69) October 24, 2023
Kudos to Lowe for featuring an older woman in their campaign photos. She definitely looks really chic with the 1st image.
— evil4life?? (@evil4life101) October 24, 2023
And the award-winning, highly acclaimed actress who has numerous awards under her belt including three Oscars, is showing no signs of stopping.
About working alongside the venerable Dame, co-star Laura Linney told IndieWire that the cast was intimidated by the actress but similarly adored her.
“I learned so much from her, and she’s a creature of the theatre, and she has a diamond-like actor brain,” Linney said.
Linney heaped praise on her fellow thespian for her razor sharp mind and ability to see the big picture.
“She can see through a story and understand the narrative and what is required better than anyone I’ve ever seen.
“It’s clean, it’s clear, and she’s just piercingly accurate, and she’s able to not only have the ideas she has but then she can execute it.
“A lot of times people have these great ideas, and they can’t pull it off, and she’s just as sharp in both of those areas as you can be. She’s precise, wildly funny, hilariously funny, and [co-star Kathy Bates is] amazing.”
The actress’ next on screen appearance will be in A German Life where she revisits the role she played in the original play.
Smith made her film debut in 1956 and won her first Academy Award in 1969 as Best Actress in a Leading Role for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.
Today she is widely regarded as one of the most talented and respected actresses in the industry and has left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment.