Giveaway: “Maggie Smith: A View from the Stalls” by Caroline Fevrier
It is very rare to get an in-depth look into the life of Dame Maggie Smith. The talented actress, who famously portrayed Minerva McGonagall in the Harry Potter films, is notoriously private and does not make many appearances unless it is to promote one of her latest projects.
For fans who are interested in exploring her prestigious career, a new book is being published on March 28 that will give fans of Smith a rare glimpse into her work on television, in theater, and in film. While the book is written by author Caroline Fevrier, and not Smith herself, the actress has approved all content with the author.
Dame Maggie Smith stands as a remarkable example of typecasting and characterisation in an actor’s career, showing time and again the ability to perform against type in a wide range of screen and stage characters.
This book of appreciation aims to correct the commonly-held [sic] assumption that many have of Dame Maggie Smith. Focusing on the last twenty-five years, it examines – through the many parts she has played since the early 1990s – her ability to go beyond typecasting and give nuanced and convincing portrayals of diverse characters.
From The Importance of Being Earnest to Gosford Park and Becoming Jane, from Downton Abbey and Sister Act to The Last September and the Harry Potter saga, Dame Maggie has had a wide[-]ranging career in TV and film. Not to mention her theatrical work on the stage.
Luckily for you, the publisher of the book is giving away two copies of Maggie Smith: A View from the Stalls to our readers! The contest will begin March 22 and run through 11:59 p.m. on April 5. We will give away one copy to one lucky winner in the US and one copy to one lucky winner in the UK. Both winners will be contacted by email and will have 24 hours to respond or another winner may be chosen. You can enter to win by choosing any entry method in our Rafflecopter below!
MuggleNet will also be receiving a review copy of the book, thanks to the Book Guild Ltd., with our review to be posted at a later date. If you would like to purchase the book instead of taking a shot at winning, you can pre-order via Amazon, Waterstones, and WHSmith for around £14.99, or you can purchase from the publisher directly via the website.