STARmeter
Top 5000
Down 238 this week

Maggie Smith (I)


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 »
More at IMDbPro » Contact Info on IMDbPro Contact Info: View agent

Behind the Scenes of Horror Movies

Even movie monsters need to take a break, as this look behind the scenes of classic and contemporary horror films reveals. For more, visit our Guide to Horror.

View the gallery

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Amazon Video

Watch on TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 people
created 21 Jan 2014
 
a list of 35 people
created 07 May 2014
 
a list of 36 people
created 16 Aug 2014
 
a list of 25 people
created 19 Aug 2015
 
a list of 21 people
created 7 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Maggie Smith's work have you seen?

User Polls

Won 2 Oscars. Another 44 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)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actress (82 credits)
 2013 Fifty Years on Stage (TV Movie)
Mrs. Sullen
 2013 Quartet: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Jean Horton (uncredited)
 2007 Capturing Mary (TV Movie)
Mary Gilbert
 2006 Keeping Mum: Funnies (Video short)
Grace Hawkins
 2002 Gosford Park: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Constance Trentham
 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 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
 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 / The Girl / Julie
- The Girl on the Beach (1959) ... The Girl
- The Widower (1958) ... Julie
 1959 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Doto (maid) / Elaine
- Sunday Out of Season (1959) ... Elaine
 1957 Sing for Your Supper (TV Movie)
Ann Carter
 1957 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
 1956 Lilli Palmer Theatre (TV Series)
Paula Benson
- Death Under the City (1956) ... Paula Benson
 1956 Aggie (TV Series)
Fiona Frobisher-Smith
- Cobalt Blue (1956) ... Fiona Frobisher-Smith
 1956 Child in the House
Party guest (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (4 credits)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (71 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (36 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

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. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Dame Maggie Smith

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

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:

Is one of 26 actresses to have won an Academy Award for their performance in a comedy; hers being for California Suite (1978). The others, in chronological order, are: Claudette Colbert (It Happened One Night (1934)), Loretta Young (The Farmer's Daughter (1947)), Josephine Hull (Harvey (1950)), Judy Holliday (Born Yesterday (1950)), Audrey Hepburn (Roman Holiday (1953)), Goldie Hawn (Cactus Flower... See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Capricorn

Contribute to This Page