Dame Maggie Smith is one of our most venerated performers.

Rocca informed Dame Maggie Smith that the interview would air the day before her birthday.

If you want to know Dame Smith’s age, well, we’re not going to tell you.

“Have you seen any of ‘Downtown Abbey’ yet?” Rocca asked.

Smith plays Miss Shepherd, a real life woman who spent the last 15 years of her life living in her van parked in the driveway of playwright Alan Bennett’s home.

Bennett said, “You can’t see Miss Shepherd now without seeing Maggie.”

Rocca asked, Bennett, “What do you think Miss Shepherd would think of Maggie’s performance?”.