I admit to being a Maggie Smith fan for her current character in Downtown Abbey – her double takes, her tsking, her rolling of the eyes. I love it. It communicates all the impatience and intolerance of one’s elders, but done with a childlike emotional stance. I especially love the Downtown Abbey paper doll set that is now available as well.
But I do like what Chris Bliss has to say abou the “translation” of comedy. It reminded me of Maggie Smith and the cut out paper dolls of Downton Abby.