Wednesday, June 22, 2011


 Our latest poll is over and HOLLYWOOD SPY'S BEST SENIOR ACTRESS is Maggie Smith with 44% of your votes, followed by Judi Dench (who already won two previous polls) with 25% of votes and Betty White (10%).

 Although most of the younger audience remembers her for her role in HARRY PLOPPER saga, living British legend Maggie Smith has been present in films for more than half a century. We loved her marvelous acting in classic dramas GOSFORD PARK, LADIES IN LAVANDER, TEA WITH MUSSOLINI, RICHARD III, A ROOM
WITH A VIEW, her comedic performances in NANNY MCPHEE, THE FIRST WIVES CLUB and SISTER ACT. Soon we will be watching her and her best friend dame Judi Dench in BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL! She is one of the actresses with the biggest number of Oscar nominations (six, and she won two times). She has recently recovered from breast cancer. Her son is Toby Stephens, one of Britain's most talented actors! Like her best friend Judi Dench she also has the title of dame.

I also wanted to pay a small tribute to Lynn Redgrave who was also in this poll. Most people (me included) haven't heard that she actually died last year after losing her battle with cancer :( We shall forever remember her amazing talent, charm and her witty performances: she was outstanding and endearing in GODS AND MONSTERS, hilarious in CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC, great in PETAR PAN, THE WHITE COUNTESS and KINSEY, and we shall also remember her great episodes in UGLY BETTY and DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES! RIP Lynn Redgrave, amazing British thespian!

Now, let us leave our dear senior thespians and move to some steamy hotness as summer requires. Since the temperatures are getting high and scorching I thought I should spice up the season
with THE HOTTEST SUMMER 2011 ACTOR. Here are the candidates among the sexy actors who are very busy in cinemas this summer: Chris Hemsworth (THOR), Jason Momoa (CONAN, GAME OF THRONES), Ryan Reynolds (GREEN LANTERN, CHANGE UP), Chris Evans (CAPTAIN AMERICA), Justin Timberlake (BAD TEACHER, FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS), Michael Fassbender (XMEN FIRST CLASS), Colin Farrell (HORRIBLE BOSSES, FRIGHT NIGHT), Nicholas Hoult (XMEN FIRST CLASS). Vote on before we move to the hottest summer ladies in two weeks time :)


  1. ahman! my betty only got to third! ohwell! at least she lost out to some marvellous actresses!

  2. yep, although we adore Betty she really can't fight against such amazing thespians as Smith and Dench who are probably the best actresses that have ever lived :)

  3. And the very first movie Lynn Redgrave ever made -- Georgie Girl -- is a classic too!

  4. Love your tribute to Lynn Redgrave. She was a real talent and left behind an immense volume of terrific work.

    I did not know Maggie and Judi were best friends. Talk about the Dynamic Duo. I can't wait to see them together in their project.

    I can't vote yet as I'm still drooling over all the hotness displayed in the side bar. I'm am going to have a helluva time voting.

  5. Love them both, though Judi Dench is probably my favorite. :)

    Nice sizzling summer sidebar you've got going there!

  6. Always had a thing for Judi and voted even though it made me feel funny.

  7. Lots of talent in that poll, it was impossible to vote wrong. Really? We have to stick to one in the new poll?

  8. ....none of the guys in the poll are attractive.
    I hate muscular guys. D:

  9. Dezzy - The winner is a fine actress. I even like her in the HP role.

    As for your new poll... so tough to choose between Hottie McHotterton, Ryan R or Swoon-worthy, Chris H... *sigh* I chose Chris H and feel like such a cheater. LOL

  10. @Debra
    I haven't seen that one, but I'm convinced she was great in it!

    yes, it is sad that Lynn isn't with us anymore, the Redgrave family really had some terrible times last year.
    Yes, Judi and Maggie are friends, and Helen Mirren is much younger than them.
    Glad you like the sizzling new poll :)

    you know Judi is my favourite too :) but she can't win all the polls, she already won two before :)

  11. @Lurk
    why did it make you feel funny? :) She won a number of polls here before and people love whenever I mention her here,

    we all love her :)

    @Mary Pax
    you can vote for more than one if your browser lets you :)

  12. @PeaceLove
    well, that's not really a peace and love worthy comment :)

    I knew I would give you hard times voting in the new poll, Shells :)

  13. Maggie Smith was very deserving of the title, as was Judy Dench. Great poll, Dezzy!

  14. Great choice! I loved her in many films including Godsford Park.

  15. love the pic of Smith and Dench together :)

  16. @Clarissa
    glad you like the reader's choice of Maggie!

    kinda makes you wish we were their friends too :)

  17. Love her in the HP movies!
    And I voted for Ryan Reynolds in the newest poll. Though I probably will see JT's Bad Teacher over the Green Lantern...
    Kelly Polark

  18. Of course, Kelly, we can't miss any of JT's films :)

  19. Yay for Maggie and Judy, it's cool that they're actually good friends in real life, too.

  20. It is very cool, and it's also cool that amazing Tobey Stephens, whom I love heaps, is her son which I didn't know before :) I sooo love British thespians.

  21. I voted for Judi Dench, but I don't mind that Maggie Smith won. :-)

    That picture of the two of them really is adorable!

  22. I also prefer Dench, but she did win a number of previous polls, so it was nice for some other actress to win a bit too, and why not her best friend MAggie :)