Her theatre credits include:
Miss Shepherd in the play "The Lady in the Van" by Alan Bennett
. Directed by Nicholas Hytner
(1999, Queen's Theatre, London)
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Dame Maggie Smith
5' 5" (1.65 m)
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I like the ephemeral thing about theatre, every performance is like a ghost - it's there and then it's gone.
Educated at the High School for Girls in Oxford, she started out in the theater as a prompt girl and understudy at the Oxford Repertory. She claims she never went on as no one ever fell ill.
Has often played grumpy, acid-witted ladies in the second half of her career.