She acted in William Congreve's play, "The Double Dealer," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Judi Dench, Miles Malleson, Alec McCowen, Isabel Jeans, and Donald Houston in the cast. Michael Benthall 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]
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.