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