Maggie Smith: Harry Potter and Downton Abbey weren’t ‘what you’d call satisfying’

The actor has said that, while grateful for the work, ‘I didn’t really feel I was acting in those things’Dame Maggie Smith has said her work in the Harry Potter films and on Downton Abbey “wasn’t what you’d call satisfying”.The actor, 84, played schoolmistress Minerva McGonagall in the boy-wizard films and the waspish Violet Crawley in the period drama.

Discussing the earlier years of her career, she told Es magazine: “It seemed to take ages to get away from light comedy.”

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