Maggie Smith has not seen Downton

The 78-year-old actress said she hasn’t watched the drama because doing so would only make her agonise over her performance

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Maggie Smith has two Oscars, three Emmys and a Tony Award, but said the Downton Abbey role has given her more public recognition than anything in her career
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Millions of people have watched Maggie Smith on Downton Abbey. But she’s not one of them.

The 78-year-old actress, who portrays Lady Grantham in the popular PBS series, told 60 Minutes that she hasn’t watched the drama because doing so would only make her agonise over her performance. She said she may watch it someday.

Smith told Steve Kroft that what she takes from the role is “the delight of acting”.

She has two Oscars, three Emmys and a Tony Award, but said the Downton Abbey role has given her more public recognition than anything in her career.