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Maggie Smith

Maggie Smith

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    • December 27th, 1934
Dame Margaret Natalie "Maggie" Smith CH DBE (born 28 December 1934) is an English actress. She has had an extensive career on stage, film, and television which began in the mid-1950s. Smith has appeared in more than 60 films and over 70 plays, and is one of Britain's most recognisable actresses. She was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II in 1990 for contributions to the performing arts, and a Companion of Honour in 2014 for services to drama. Smith began her career on stage as a student, performing at the Oxford Playhouse in 1952, and made her professional debut on Broadway in New Faces of '56. For her work on the London stage, she has won a record six Best Actress Evening Standard Awards: for The Private Ear, and The Public Eye (both 1962), Hedda Gabler (1970), Virginia (1981), The Way of the World (1984), Three Tall Women (1994) and A German Life (2019). She received Tony Award nominations for Private Lives (1975) and Night and Day (1979), before winning the 1990 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for Lettice and Lovage. She appeared in Stratford Shakespeare Festival productions of Antony and Cleopatra (1976) and Macbeth (1978), and West End productions of A Delicate Balance (1997) and The Breath of Life (2002). She received the Society of London Theatre Special Award in 2010. On screen, Smith first drew praise for the crime film Nowhere to Go (1958), for which she received her first nomination for a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award. She has won two Academy Awards, winning Best Actress for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) and Best Supporting Actress for California Suite (1978). She is one of only seven actresses to have won in both categories. She has won a record four BAFTA Awards for Best Actress, including for A Private Function (1984) and The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1988), a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress for Tea with Mussolini (1999), and three Golden Globe Awards. She received four other Oscar nominations that were for Othello (1965), Travels with My Aunt (1972), A Room with a View (1986), and Gosford Park (2001). Smith played Professor Minerva McGonagall in the Harry Potter film series (2001–2011). Her other films include Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing (1973), Death on the Nile (1978), Clash of the Titans (1981), Evil Under the Sun (1982), Hook (1991), Sister Act (1992), Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993), The Secret Garden (1993), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012), and The Lady in the Van (2015). She won an Emmy Award in 2003 for My House in Umbria, to become one of the few actresses to have achieved the Triple Crown of Acting, and starred as Lady Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham, on Downton Abbey (2010–2015), for which she won three Emmys, her first non-ensemble Screen Actors Guild Award, and her third Golden Globe. Her honorary film awards include the BAFTA Special Award in 1993 and the BAFTA Fellowship in 1996. She received the Stratford Shakespeare Festival's Legacy Award in 2012, and the Bodley Medal by the University of Oxford's Bodleian Libraries in 2016. Description above from the Wikipedia article Maggie Smith, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Filmography

Acting (62 Credits)

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2022Downton Abbey 2 as Violet Crawley
2021A Boy Called Christmas as Aunt Carlotta
2019Downton Abbey as Violet Crawley
2018Sherlock Gnomes as Lady Bluebury (voice)
2015The Lady in the Van as Miss Shepherd
2015The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel as Muriel Donnelly
2015Downton Abbey: Christmas Special 2015 as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham
2014My Old Lady as Mathilde Girard
2012Quartet as Jean Horton
2011The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel as Muriel Donnelly
2011Gnomeo & Juliet as Lady Bluebury (voice)
2011Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 as Minerva McGonagall
2010Nanny McPhee Returns as Agatha Rose Doherty
2010Downton Abbey as Violet Crawley
2009From Time to Time as Linnet
2009Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince as Minerva McGonagall
2007Capturing Mary as Mary Gilbert
2007Becoming Jane as Lady Gresham
2007Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix as Minerva McGonagall
2005Keeping Mum as Grace Hawkins
2005Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as Minerva McGonagall
2004Ladies in Lavender as Janet
2004Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban as Minerva McGonagall
2003My House in Umbria as Mrs. Emily Delahunty
2002Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets as Professor McGonagall
2002Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood as Caro Eliza Bennett
2001Gosford Park as Constance Trentham
2001Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone as Minerva McGonagall
1999Tea with Mussolini as Lady Hester Random
1999All the King's Men as Queen Alexandra
1999The Last September as Lady Myra Naylor
1999David Copperfield (1999) as Betsey Trotwood
1998It All Came True as Lily Marlowe
1997Washington Square as Aunt Lavinia Penniman
1996The First Wives Club as Gunilla Garson Goldberg
1995Richard III as Duchess of York
1993The Secret Garden as Mrs. Medlock
1993Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit as Mother Superior
1992Sister Act as Mother Superior
1991Hook as Granny Wendy
1987The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne as Judith Hearne
1985A Room with a View as Charlotte Bartlett
1984A Private Function as Joyce Chilvers
1984Lily in Love as Lily WynnWatch Free
1982The Missionary as Lady Isabel Ames
1982Evil Under the Sun as Daphne Castle
1981Quartet as Lois Heidler
1981Clash of the Titans as Thetis
1978California Suite as Diana Barrie
1978Death on the Nile as Miss Bowers
1976Murder by Death as Dora Charleston
1973Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing as Lila FisherWatch Free
1972Travels with My Aunt as Augusta Bertram
1969The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie as Jean Brodie
1969Oh! What a Lovely War as Music Hall Star
1968Hot Millions as Patty Terwilliger Smith
1967The Honey Pot as Sarah Watkins
1965Young Cassidy as Nora
1965Othello as Desdemona
1964The Pumpkin Eater as Philpot
1963The V.I.P.s as Miss Mead
1958Nowhere to Go as Bridget Howard

Herself (1 Credits)

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2018Tea With the Dames as Herself

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