She acted in Repertoire Company in a National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre and Cambridge Theatre in London, England in George Bernard Shaw's play, "Mrs. Warren's Profession;" Fyodor Dostoievsky's play, "The Idiot;" William Shakespeare's play, "The Merchant of Venice;" John Webster's play, "The White Devil;" Peter ...
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Dame Maggie Smith
5' 5" (1.65 m)
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"Jude is the most incredibly level person. Generous, understanding. All the things I'd have to work very hard at, Jude is like that all the time. I would love to be like that. And working with Jude you have to try to remember that you ought to be like that" [on her friend Judi Dench
She and her first husband, Robert Stephens
, appeared together in "Much Ado About Nothing". In 1993, Kenneth Branagh
and Emma Thompson
, who were also married at the time, played the same roles. Smith later worked with both Branagh and Thompson in the "Harry Potter" films.
Has often played grumpy, acid-witted ladies in the second half of her career.