She acted in George Farquhar's play, "The Recruiting Officer," in a National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Laurence Olivier, Max Adrian, Michael Turner, Derek Jacobi, Robert Stephens, Colin Blakely, John Stride, Mike Gambon, Mary Miller, and Lynn Redgrave in the cast. William Gaskill was ...
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Dame Maggie Smith
5' 5" (1.65 m)
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I love it, I'm privileged to do it and I don't know where I'd be without it. [on acting]
She and her first husband, Robert Stephens
, appeared together in "Much Ado About Nothing". In 1993, Kenneth Branagh
and Emma Thompson
, who were also married at the time, played the same roles. Smith later worked with both Branagh and Thompson in the "Harry Potter" films.
Has often played grumpy, acid-witted ladies in the second half of her career.