She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Merry Wives of Windsor," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Joss Ackland, Alec McCowen, and Judi Dench in the cast. Hale was director.
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Dame Maggie Smith
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]
Was a member of the Old Vic Company from 1959 to 1963, when the company was dissolved. It served as the basis for the new National Theatre being organized by Laurence Olivier
, whom invited her to join. She gave a memorable performance as Desdemona opposite Olivier's Othello at The National Theatre's temporary home at the Old Vic theater building in 1964. Repeating the performance in the 1965 film...
Has often played grumpy, acid-witted ladies in the second half of her career.