She acted in Repertoire Company in a National Theatre production at the Cambridge Theatre in London, England in Fyodor Dostoievsky's play, "The Idiot;" William Shakespeare's play, "The Merchant of Venice;" John Webster's play, "The White Devil;" Tom Stoppard's play, "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead;" Henrik Ibsen's play, ...
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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.
The fight scene between her and Alan Rickman
in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
(2011) was almost scrapped during the script process of the film. Her character was to be written out of the scene and replaced by another character. However, author 'J.K Rowling' insisted that the fight should involve the same characters as those in the novel, as she saw it as a key moment for Smith's ...
Has often played grumpy, acid-witted ladies in the second half of her career.