She acted in Eugene Ionesco's play, "Rhinoceros," in an English Stage Company production at the Strand Theatre in London, England with Laurence Olivier, Michael Gough, Michael Bates, Miles Malleson, and Peter Sallis in the cast. Orson Welles was director.
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Dame Maggie Smith
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My career is chequered. Then I think I got pigeon-holed in humour; Shakespeare is not my thing.
She was awarded the 1981 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress for her performance in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?".
Has often played grumpy, acid-witted ladies in the second half of her career.