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One of the world's most famous and distinguished actresses, Dame Maggie Smith was born Margaret Natalie Smith in Essex. Her Scottish mother, Margaret (Hutton), worked as a secretary, and her English father, Nathaniel Smith, was a teacher at Oxford University. Smith has been married twice: to actor Robert Stephens and to playwright Beverley Cross. ... See full bio »
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 46 wins & 70 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 The Lady in the Van (post-production)
Miss Shepherd
 2014 Text Santa 2014 (TV Movie)
Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham (segment "Downton Abbey")
 2013 National Theatre Live: 50 Years on Stage (TV Movie)
Mrs. Sullen
 2007 Capturing Mary (TV Movie)
Mary Gilbert
 2006 Keeping Mum: Funnies (Video short)
Grace Hawkins
 1992 Screen Two (TV Series)
Mrs. Mabel Pettigrew
- Memento Mori (1992) ... Mrs. Mabel Pettigrew
 1990 Romeo.Juliet
Rosaline (voice)
 1988 Talking Heads (TV Mini-Series)
Susan
- Bed Among the Lentils (1988) ... Susan
 1984 Lily in Love
Lily Wynn
 1983 All for Love (TV Series)
Mrs. Silly
- Mrs. Silly (1983) ... Mrs. Silly
 1983 Better Late Than Never
Miss Anderson
 1969 Oh! What a Lovely War
Music Hall Star
 1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Wislack
- On Approval (1968) ... Mrs. Wislack
 1967 The Honey Pot
Sarah Watkins
 1967 Much Ado About Nothing (TV Movie)
Beatrice
 1957-1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Victoria / Jackie Coryton / Lois Ardsley / ...
- Home and Beauty (1966) ... Victoria
- Hay Fever (1960) ... Jackie Coryton
- For Services Rendered (1959) ... Lois Ardsley
- The Big Knife (1958) ... Dixie Evens
- The Curious Savage (1958) ... Fairy
 1964 The Pumpkin Eater
Philpot
 1962 Go to Blazes
Chantal
 1958-1960 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Anna Carnot / The Girl / Julie
- The Girl on the Beach (1959) ... The Girl
- The Widower (1958) ... Julie
 1959 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Doto (maid) / Elaine
- Sunday Out of Season (1959) ... Elaine
 1957 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
 1956 Theatre Royal (TV Series)
Paula Benson
- Death Under the City (1956) ... Paula Benson
 1956 Aggie (TV Series)
Fiona Frobisher-Smith
- Cobalt Blue (1956) ... Fiona Frobisher-Smith
 1956 Child in the House
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Other Works:

She acted in Ronald Harwood's play, "Interpreters," at the Queen's Theatre in London, England with Edward Fox and John Moffatt in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 7 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dame Maggie Smith

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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But there was an incredible nervousness about him. You couldn't do this, couldn't do that. Mustn't ride a bike, you'd be bound to fall off. Couldn't swim, you'd most certainly drown. [on her father] See more »

Trivia:

Appeared with Laurence Olivier in "Rhinoceros" in the English Stage Company's 1960 London production. Olivier pronounced her acting "Marvelous.". See more »

Trademark:

Has often played grumpy, acid-witted ladies in the second half of her career.

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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