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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)

Filmography

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 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
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Other Works:

She acted in Peter Shaffer's plays, "The Private Ear," and "The Public Eye," at the Globe Theatre in London, England with Kenneth Williams and Richard Pearson in the cast. 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)
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Personal Quote:

The performances you have in your head are always much better than the performances on stage. See more »

Trivia:

She was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1970 Queen's New Year Honours List and the DBE (Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1990 Queen's New Year Honours List for her services to drama. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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