Dame Maggie Smith claimed her Evening Standard British Film Awards win was proof "very old" actresses can still land great roles.
The 81-year-old screen legend picked up the Best Actress prize for her role in 'The Lady in the Van' and quashed talk of ageism in the movie industry. She said: "See there are parts for older actress. Even parts for very, very old actors. I'd like to say straight off.. there wasn't a blade of prosthetics." Maggie also admitted she was very fond of her character and enjoyed making the movie. She said: "She was a funny old thing but that's how we get to be. I think I'm older than she was. It was a great experience."http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/dame-maggie-smith-slams-ageists-7334859