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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 44 wins & 66 nominations. See more awards »

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  The Lady in the Van (pre-production)
Miss Shepherd
 2013 National Theatre Live (TV Series)
Mrs. Sullen
- 50 Years on Stage (2013) ... Mrs. Sullen
 2007 Capturing Mary (TV Movie)
Mary Gilbert
 2006 Keeping Mum: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Grace Hawkins
 2006 Keeping Mum: Funnies (Video short)
Grace Hawkins
 1992 Screen Two (TV Series)
Mrs. Mabel Pettigrew
- Memento Mori (1992) ... Mrs. Mabel Pettigrew
 1990 Romeo.Juliet
Rosaline (voice)
 1988 Talking Heads (TV Mini-Series)
Susan
- Bed Among the Lentils (1988) ... Susan
 1984 A Private Function
Joyce Chilvers
 1984 Lily in Love
Lily Wynn
 1983 All for Love (TV Series)
Mrs. Silly
- Mrs. Silly (1983) ... Mrs. Silly
 1983 Better Late Than Never
Miss Anderson
 1982 The Missionary
Lady Isabel Ames
 1969 Oh! What a Lovely War
Music Hall Star
 1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Wislack
- On Approval (1968) ... Mrs. Wislack
 1967 The Honey Pot
Sarah Watkins
 1967 Much Ado About Nothing (TV Movie)
Beatrice
 1957-1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Victoria / Jackie Coryton / Lois Ardsley / ...
- Home and Beauty (1966) ... Victoria
- Hay Fever (1960) ... Jackie Coryton
- For Services Rendered (1959) ... Lois Ardsley
- The Big Knife (1958) ... Dixie Evens
- The Curious Savage (1958) ... Fairy
 1964 The Pumpkin Eater
Philpot
 1962 Go to Blazes
Chantal
 1958-1960 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Anna Carnot / Julie
- The Widower (1958) ... Julie
 1959 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Elaine
- Sunday Out of Season (1959) ... Elaine
 1958 Nowhere to Go
Bridget Howard
 1958 Chelsea at Nine (TV Series)
 1957 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
 1956 Theatre Royal (TV Series)
Paula Benson
- Death Under the City (1956) ... Paula Benson
 1956 The Adventures of Aggie (TV Series)
Fiona Frobisher-Smith
- Cobalt Blue (1956) ... Fiona Frobisher-Smith
 1956 Child in the House
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Other Works:

She acted in Noel Coward's play, "Hay Fever," in a National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Edith Evans, Maggie Smith, Derek Jacobi, Robert Stephens, Anthony Nicholls, and Lynn Redgrave in the cast. Noel Coward was also director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 7 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dame Maggie Smith

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

"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 »

Trivia:

She was awarded the 1984 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress for her performance in "The Way of the World". See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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