She acted in William Wycherley's play, "The Country Wife," in a Chichester Festival Theatre production at the Chichester Festival Theatre in Chichester, Sussex, England with Keith Baxter, Gordon Gostelow, Hugh Paddick, and Patricia Routledge in the cast. Robert Chetwyn was director.
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Dame Maggie Smith
5' 5" (1.65 m)
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I wanted to be a serious actress, but of course that didn't really happen. I did Desdemona [at the National, opposite Olivier] with great discomfort and was terrified all the time. But then everyone was terrified of Larry.
She was nominated for a Laurence Olivier
Theatre Award in 2000 (1999 season) for Best Actress for her performance in "The Lady in the Van" at the Queen's Theatre.
Has often played grumpy, acid-witted ladies in the second half of her career.