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One of the world's most famous and distinguished actresses, Dame Maggie Smith was born Margaret Natalie Smith in Essex. Her Scottish mother, Margaret (Hutton), worked as a secretary, and her English father, Nathaniel Smith, was a teacher at Oxford University. Smith has been married twice: to actor Robert Stephens and to playwright Beverley Cross. ... See full bio »
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 38 wins & 79 nominations. See more awards »

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 1990 Romeo.Juliet
Rosaline (voice)
 1984 Lily in Love
Lily Wynn
 1983 Better Late Than Never
Miss Anderson
 1969 Oh! What a Lovely War
Music Hall Star
 1967 The Honey Pot
Sarah Watkins
 1964 The Pumpkin Eater
 1962 Go to Blazes
 1956 Child in the House
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Her theatre credits include: Miss Shepherd in the play "The Lady in the Van" by Alan Bennett . Directed by Nicholas Hytner (1999, Queen's Theatre, London) See more »

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1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 7 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Dame Maggie Smith


5' 5" (1.65 m)

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I longed to be bright and most certainly never was. I was rather hopeless, I suspect. See more »


Created an honorary D.Litt of the Universities of St Andrews and Cambridge in 1971 and 1995 respectively. See more »


Has often played grumpy, acid-witted ladies in the second half of her career.

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