And we don’t mean one more season of the Dowager Countess of Grantham on the show, we mean one more season for everyone. That’s it. That’s all.

There’s been rumours that the show could be ending after six seasons (the new season is already in production), fueled especially by the fact that writer and creator Julian Fellows will be working on, The GIlded Age, a new period drama with NBC, set in 19th-century New York.

Now Maggie Smith is adding her two cents. “They say this is the last one, and I can’t see how it could go on,” she said. “I mean, I certainly can’t keep going… To my knowledge, I must be 110 by now. We’re into the late 1920s.”

So, she’s says “they” say it’s done. And, even if the show does go on, the Dowager Countess will be leaving her family without her fabulous dry witticism and wisdom. Which makes me very sad. She’s probably my favourite.

Maggie Smith has no plans of retiring even if she suspects the impending demise of her character. You can see her with Judi Dench and Richard Gere in “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” and has just wrapped filming playing a homeless woman in upcoming film, “The Lady in the Van.”