She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Othello," in a National Theatre Company production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Laurence Olivier, Frank Finlay, Robert Lang, John Stride, Michael Turner, Graham Crowden, Anthony Hopkins (played Messenger), Edward Hardwicke, Edward Petherbridge, Christopher Timothy, ...
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Dame Maggie Smith
5' 5" (1.65 m)
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But there was an incredible nervousness about him. You couldn't do this, couldn't do that. Mustn't ride a bike, you'd be bound to fall off. Couldn't swim, you'd most certainly drown. [on her father]
Had to change her stage name to "Maggie Smith" as there already was an actress named "Margaret Smith" at the time she started in the profession.
Has often played grumpy, acid-witted ladies in the second half of her career.