She acted in Repertoire Company in a National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England in William Shakespeare's plays, "The Merchant of Venice," and "Loves Labours Lost;" Georges Farquhar's play, "The Beaux Strategem;" John Webster's play, "The White Devil;" Peter Nichols's play, "National Health;" and Tom ...
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Dame Maggie Smith
5' 5" (1.65 m)
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[on roles] "When you get into the granny era, you're lucky to get anything."
Made her stage debut with the Oxford University Dramatic Society as Viola in Shakespare's "Twelfth Night." Bird-dogged by an American theatrical impresario, the part led to her being cast in her Broadway debut in "New Faces of 1956."
Has often played grumpy, acid-witted ladies in the second half of her career.