She acted in Eugene Ionesco's play, "Rhinoceros," in an English Stage Company production at the Strand Theatre in London, England with Laurence Olivier, Michael Gough, Michael Bates, Miles Malleson, and Peter Sallis in the cast. Orson Welles 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 was nominated for a 1998 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actress of the 1997 season for her performance in "A Delicate Balance" at the Haymarket Theatre.
Has often played grumpy, acid-witted ladies in the second half of her career.