She played Beatrice in William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" in a National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Robert Stephens, Albert Finney, Derek Jacobi, Ian McKellen, Lynn Redgrave, Edward Petherbridge, Frank Finlay, Ronald Pickup, Michael York, and Christopher Timothy in the cast. ...
Dame Maggie Smith
5' 5" (1.65 m)
Did You Know?
It's true I don't tolerate fools, but then they don't tolerate me, so I am spiky. Maybe that's why I'm quite good at playing spiky elderly ladies.
She was awarded the 1981 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress for her performance in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?".