“I was in sickbay doing drugs.”


Happy Birthday Dame Maggie Smith

“One of the things about Maggie is that she is more intelligent than most actresses, much quicker, and so she arrives at what she wants to do very quickly. She easily gets bored and one has to be careful of that. She can’t resist a joke, but I don’t think she’s malevolent. I do find her frightening when I think of her career and the people she’s worked with. … Maggie has a reserve which you can never penetrate, really.”Alan Bennett