film: capturing mary

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Maggie Smith as Mary Gilbert - Capturing Mary (2007)

What appealed initially was the fact that she is a long way from the things I’m usually required to do, endless school teachers and governesses which all merge into one! But I was also attracted by this woman because I felt she was someone we could all relate to. She really struck a chord with me. All of us know that if we’d taken a different path, our lives could have turned out quite differently. Her sense of disappointment also rang a bell with me. We all know people who start out with amazing innocence and incredibly high hopes that inevitably get whittled away over time. - Maggie Smith