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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 40 wins & 83 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
Philpot
 1962 Go to Blazes
Chantal
 1956 Child in the House
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Other Works:

She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Othello," in a National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Laurence Olivier, Frank Finlay, and Derek Jacobi in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 9 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dame Maggie Smith

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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I like the ephemeral thing about theatre, every performance is like a ghost - it's there and then it's gone. See more »

Trivia:

At the Oscars in 2002, Whoopi Goldberg introduced her, Will Smith, and Jada Pinkett Smith as "The Smith Family". See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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