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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 46 wins & 70 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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She acted in August Strindberg's play, "Miss Julie," and Peter Shaffer's play, "Black Comedy," in a Chichester Festival Theatre production at the National Theatre at the Chichester in Chichester, Sussex, England with Albert Finney, Doris Hare, Derek Jacobi, and Louise Purnell in the cast. Elliott and John Dexter were directors. See more »

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5' 5" (1.65 m)

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"Jude is the most incredibly level person. Generous, understanding. All the things I'd have to work very hard at, Jude is like that all the time. I would love to be like that. And working with Jude you have to try to remember that you ought to be like that" [on her friend Judi Dench]. See more »


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. See more »


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

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