She acted in Jean Cocteau's play, "The Infernal Machine," at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London, England with Robert Eddison and Jim Carter in the cast. Simon Callow was director.
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Dame Maggie Smith
5' 5" (1.65 m)
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I wanted to be a serious actress, but of course that didn't really happen. I did Desdemona [at the National, opposite Olivier] with great discomfort and was terrified all the time. But then everyone was terrified of Larry.
Had to change her stage name to "Maggie Smith" as there already was an actress named "Margaret Smith" at the time she started in the profession.
Has often played grumpy, acid-witted ladies in the second half of her career.