She acted in Peter Shaffer's play, "Black Comedy," and August Strindberg's play, "Miss Julie," in a National Theatre Company production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Albert Finney, Derek Jacobi, Graham Crowden, Doris Hare, and Louise Purnell in the cast. Michael Elliott and John Dexter were directors.
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Dame Maggie Smith
5' 5" (1.65 m)
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[on whether she will miss filming Harry Potter now that the series is completed] No, it was 10 years, and that's a lot.
Educated at the High School for Girls in Oxford, she started out in the theater as a prompt girl and understudy at the Oxford Repertory. She claims she never went on as no one ever fell ill.
Has often played grumpy, acid-witted ladies in the second half of her career.