Everything You Need To Know About Her Two Adult Children – Hollywood Life

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lady maggie smith is a well-known Oscar-winning actress with numerous film, television, and stage credits to her name. The London native married her fellow English actor. Mr Robert Stephen on June 29, 1967, and they had two children together, Chris Y Toby.

Both men have become successful actors in their own right. Here’s a breakdown of Chris and Toby’s careers and personal lives, from growing up in the shadow of their very famous mother to creating successful careers in the entertainment business.

Chris Larkin

Suki Stephens, Maggie Smith, Chris Larkin
Maggie Smith with her son Chris Larkin and his wife Suki Stephens at the Oliver Theater Awards in London, 2010 (Alan Davidson/Shutterstock).

Born June 19, 1967 in London, England, Chris Larkin he is Maggie’s eldest son. Following in his parents’ acting footsteps, Chris created an illustrious career in film, television and theater for himself. After training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Chris went on to act in his first film in 1995, angels and insects. From there, she appeared in other movies like the one in 1996. jane eyre1999 Tea with Mussoliniand more, also starring in various television series.

In 2001, Chris played Charles Darwin in the PBS docuseries. Evolution and, in 2003, he took on the role of Hermann Göring for the Canadian miniseries Hitler: The Rise of Evil. She also appeared on the popular shows. doctor who, strangerY black candles, a popular STARZ pirate series starring his younger brother. More on that later.

Some of Chris’s theater credits include yes prime minister, His dark materials, noises offY The Lady from Dubuquein which her mother played the title role.

You may notice that Chris has a different last name than his parents. That was a specific choice made by the actor, as he revealed to the London Times in 2013 how he wanted to distance himself from the surname so as not to “trade in the family connection.”

“[My father] I never got the name change,” Chris told the outlet. “He would say, ‘Why don’t you change it back?’ But that was the choice I made. And he wouldn’t have been able to live with me if he had come back. It would have been like admitting defeat… I have always been a fiercely independent soul.”

Chris, who changed his last name in reverence to his favorite poet, Philip LarkinHe added that there are “many people” in the entertainment world who have had their big break thanks to their parents, but “the challenge is to sustain it.”

Chris was married to Suki Esteban in 2005 and they have two children together.

toby esteban

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Toby Stephens (Dan Hallman/Invision/AP/Shutterstock).

like his brother Y His parents, toby esteban he caught the acting bug at a young age. Born on April 29, 1969 in London, Toby was educated at Aldro School and Seaford College before attending the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. From there, the actor began his career as Othello in the 1992 film. orlandogoing on to star in the main roles in numerous television and theater projects, such as coriolanus, A Streetcar Named DesireY Village.

Toby continued to grow his acting career by taking on other screen roles, such as Custer’s Last StandBBC series Robin HoodY Strike backreturning to the stage at different times and giving voice to characters such as James Bond for a radio production of doctor not.

Toby perhaps got his biggest break when he played Captain James Flint on the STARZ series. black candlesa prequel to Treasure Island set in the “Golden Age of Piracy” in the early 18th century. He was also elected as a former prime minister. Tony Blair in 2016 Trip and as John Robinson in the Netflix remake of the 1965 television series Lost in Spacewhich ran from 2018 to 2021.

The London native married the New Zealand actress Anna-Louise Plowman in 2001 and the two share a son, eliand two daughters, Tallulah Y In which.

About acting, Toby told the Associated Press in 2015, “People say, ‘Oh, you’re an actor because your parents are actors,’ and you say, ‘Well, no… I’m my own person.’ I have my own race and I don’t see why I have to rate that all the time.

He added: “My mom is the same way, she’s like, ‘Oh, God, you’ll be stuck with that all the time.’ But at the same time, I am immensely proud of her. I love her and I love her work. I am amazed by that.”

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