Yes, I have a very BIG problem! I didn't want to post about the rumor of Downton Abbey season three being Maggie Smith's last but it seems like more and more people are talking about it. So here it is...no official statement has been made, it's a rumor for now, so lets just hope it's not true!!
Dame Maggie Smith is preparing to deliver her final acid put-down as the Dowager Countess in Downton Abbey.
She has told writer Julian Fellowes she wants the third series to be her last, although he has persuaded her to do the Christmas special.
Fellowes has yet to complete the plot-line – but sources say he is preparing to write out the formidable Dowager Countess.
‘Maggie has asked Julian to write her character out,’ says a source. ‘She is filming until August and then wants to leave, going out on a high. She thinks that three series is enough and she wants to get back to the stage and big screen.’