She acted in Wiliam Congreve's play, "The Way of the World," in the 1984 Chichester Festival Production at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London, England with Michael Jayston, Joan Plowright, John Moffatt, and Tim Swinton in the cast. William Gaskill was director.
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Dame Maggie Smith
5' 5" (1.65 m)
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I wanted to be a serious actress, but of course that didn't really happen. I did Desdemona [at the National, opposite Olivier] with great discomfort and was terrified all the time. But then everyone was terrified of Larry.
One of the first people to have a star on the Avenue of Stars - a British version of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Seven other "Harry Potter" actors also have one.
Has often played grumpy, acid-witted ladies in the second half of her career.