She acted in Peter Shaffer's play, "Black Comedy," and August Strindberg's play, "Miss Julie," in a National Theatre Company production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Albert Finney, Derek Jacobi, and Graham Crowden in the cast. Michael Elliott and John Dexter were directors.
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Dame Maggie Smith
5' 5" (1.65 m)
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My career is chequered. Then I think I got pigeon-holed in humour; Shakespeare is not my thing.
Educated at the High School for Girls in Oxford, she started out in the theater as a prompt girl and understudy at the Oxford Repertory. She claims she never went on as no one ever fell ill.
Has often played grumpy, acid-witted ladies in the second half of her career.