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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 43 wins & 95 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
(1969)
Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham
(2010-2015)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
(2001)
Gosford Park
Gosford Park Constance Trentham
(2001)

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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 the Jean Anouilh's play, "The Rehearsal," at the Globe Theatre in London, England with Phyllis Calvert, Robert Hardy, Diana Churchill, and Alan Badel in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 9 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dame Maggie Smith

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

I've won two Oscars and I still don't begin to understand film acting. See more »

Trivia:

Her guest appearance on The Graham Norton Show: Bradley Cooper/Sienna Miller/Dame Maggie Smith/Alex Jennings (2015) marked her first appearance on a TV talk show since she guested on Parkinson: Episode #2.33 (1973) 42 years earlier. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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