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Maggie Smith

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Born Margaret Natalie Smith
28 December 1934 (1934-12-28) (age 75)
Ilford Borough, Essex, England, UK
Occupation Actress
Years active 1952–present
Spouse(s) Robert Stephens
(1967-1974; divorced)
Beverley Cross
(1975-1998; widowed)
.Dame Margaret Natalie Smith Cross, DBE (born 28 December 1934), better known as Maggie Smith, is an English film, stage, and television actress who made her stage debut in 1952 and is still performing after 58 years.^ In my opinion, Dame Maggie Smith is the best actress on the planet.
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^ Maggie Smith was born as Margaret Natalie Smith on the 28th December 1934, to parents Nathaniel Smith, a pathologist, and Margaret Hutton Find anything about .
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^ What was the first stage appearance of Dame Maggie Smith?
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.She has won numerous awards for acting, including five BAFTA Awards, two Academy Awards, two Golden Globes, an Emmy Award and a Tony Award.^ She has won five BAFTAs.

^ Considered to be one of world's greatest living actresses, she has won numerous awards for acting, including five BAFTA Awards, two Academy Awards, two Golden Globes, an Emmy Award and a Tony Award.

^ She has been acclaimed throughout her career and has won numerous awards for acting, including five BAFTA Awards, two Academy Awards, two Golden Globes, an Emmy Award and a Tony Award.
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Early life

.Margaret Natalie Smith was born in Ilford, then Essex, the daughter of Margaret (née Hutton), a Glasgow-born secretary, and Nathaniel Smith, a Newcastle upon Tyne-born public health pathologist who worked at Oxford University.^ She is 28 and was reared in Oxford, where her father is a public-health pathologist.
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^ Maggie Smith was born as Margaret Natalie Smith on the 28th December 1934, to parents Nathaniel Smith, a pathologist, and Margaret Hutton Find anything about .
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^ Her father was a teacher at Oxford University and her mother worked as a secretary.
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[1][2][3][4][5] .She has older twin brothers, Alistair and Ian.^ Her twin brothers Ian and Alistair are six years older then she is.
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^ She has two older twin brothers, Alistair and Ian.
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^ She has two older siblings Alistair and Ian.
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.Smith studied at Oxford High School.^ She studied at Oxford High School although she didn't enjoy the experience.
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^ The daughter of an Oxford University pathologist, Smith received her earliest acting training at the Oxford Playhouse School.
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^ Smith studied acting at the Oxford Playhouse School and began appearing in revues in Oxford in 1952 and London in 1955.
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Career

.Smith has had an extensive career both on screen and in live theatre, and is known as one of Britain's pre-eminent actresses.^ Smith has had an extensive career both on screen and in live theatre, and is known as one of Britain's pre-eminent actresses.
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^ The actress, best known for her Oscar-winning role in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" and the Harry Potter blockbusters, said at one point she contemplated death.
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^ Biography - Born 12/28/1934 One of the most revered and rewarded actresses on both sides of the Atlantic, Maggie Smith has created a gallery of characters who run the gamut from repressed spinsters to comical eccentrics.
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.She began her career at the Oxford Playhouse with Frank Shelley and made her first film in 1956. She became a fixture at the Royal National Theatre in the 1960s, most notably for playing Desdemona in Othello opposite Laurence Olivier and winning her first Oscar nomination for her performance in the 1965 film version.^ Maggie Smith's career began at the Oxford Playhouse in the 50s.
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^ She joined Britain's National Theatre Company in 1963, where she played Desdemona opposite Laurence Olivier 's Othello in 1964.
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^ The troupe's performance was made into a movie, with Smith nominated for an Oscar.
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.In 1969 she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as an unorthodox Scottish schoolteacher in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, a role originally created on stage by Vanessa Redgrave in 1966 in London.^ She has won two Academy Awards, for The Prime of Miss Brodie (1969) and, ironically, in the role of a nominated actress on Academy Award night, in California Suite (1978).
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^ In her career, she has won two Academy Awards.
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^ She was also awarded the 1978 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as a brittle actress in California Suite.
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.(Zoe Caldwell had won the Tony Award for Best Actress when she played the role in New York.^ In 1969 she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as an unorthodox Scottish schoolteac ...
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^ Lola bbs she has Norton antivirus torrent downloads won Oscars Golden Globes Tony awards and BAFTAs Maggie.
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^ She also played in both the London and New York productions of Nol Coward 's Private Lives (1972, 1975) and of Tom Stoppard 's Night and Day (1979).
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) .Smith was also awarded the 1978 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as the brittle actress Diana Barry in California Suite, acting opposite Michael Caine.^ Smith picked up several awards for her work and received a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nomination.
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^ In 1979, Maggie won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for: California Suite (1978).
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^ She was also awarded the 1978 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as a brittle actress in California Suite.
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.Afterwards, on hearing that Michael Palin was about to embark on a film (The Missionary) with Smith, Caine is supposed to have humorously telephoned Palin, warning him that she would steal the film.^ Afterwards, on hearing that Michael Palin was about to embark on a film (The Missionary) with Smith, Caine is supposed to have humorously telephoned Palin, warning him that she would steal the film.
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^ Michael Palin and Maggie Smith star.
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^ Smith has won five awards from Britain's BAFTA film and television academy, and two Oscars, notably Best Actress for her role with Michael Caine in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie," in 1969.
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She also starred with Palin in the black comedy A Private Function in 1984.
.Smith appeared in Sister Act in 1992 and had a major role in the 1999 film Tea With Mussolini, where she appeared as the formidable Lady Hester.^ May 14, 1999 Tea with Mussolini .
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^ Video Review Sister Act (1992) .
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^ Smith appeared in Sister Act in 1992 and had a major role in the 1999 film Tea With Mussolini, where she appeared as the formidable Lady Hester.
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.Indeed, many of her more mature roles have centred on what Smith refers to as her "gallery of grotesques", playing waspish, sarcastic or plain rude characters.^ Indeed, many of her more mature roles have centred on what Smith refers to as her "gallery of grotesques", playing waspish, sarcastic or plain rude characters.
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^ On stage, her many roles include the title character in the stage production of Alan Bennett's The Lady in the Van and starring as Amanda in a revival of Noel Coward's Private Lives.
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^ I hope you have many more wonderful roles.

.Recent examples of this would include the judgmental sister in Ladies in Lavender and the cantankerous snob Constance, Countess of Trentham in Gosford Park, for which she received another Oscar nomination.^ Recent examples of this would include the judgemental sister in Ladies in Lavender and the cantankerous snob Constance Trentham in Gosford Park, for which she received another Oscar nomination.
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^ On retrouve Maggie Smith en 2002 dans Gosford Park de Robert Altman , dans le rôle de la comtesse Constance de Trentham, qui lui vaut sa sixième nomination aux oscars.
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^ Freddie Nesbit (James Wilby), Mabel Nesbit ( Claudie Blakley ), and Contance, Countess of Trentham ( Maggie Smith ) who is seated with her back to the camera] are interrogated by Inspector Thompson (Stephen Fry) in USA Films' Gosford Park .

.Other notable roles include the querulous Charlotte Bartlett in the Merchant-Ivory production of A Room with a View, a vivid supporting turn as the aged Duchess of York in Ian McKellen's film of Richard III, and a little known but powerful performance as Lila Fisher in the 1973 film Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing with Timothy Bottoms.^ Miłość i ból i ta cała cholerna reszta (Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing) jako Lila Fisher .
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^ Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing (1973) .
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^ Other notable roles include the querulous cousin Charlotte in the Merchant-Ivory production of A Room with a View and a vivid supporting turn as the aged Duchess of York in Ian McKellen's film of Richard III. Given the international success of the Harry Potter movies, she is possibly most widely known to younger filmgoers in the role of Professor Minerva McGonagall in the Harry Potter films.
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.Due to the international success of the Harry Potter movies, she is now widely known for playing the role of Professor Minerva McGonagall, opposite Daniel Radcliffe, who she'd previously worked with in the 1999 BBC television adaptation of David Copperfield, playing Betsie Trottwood.^ Maggie had worked with co star Daniel Radcliffe before Harry Potter in David Copperfield.
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^ In the early 21st century Smith played Professor Minerva McGonagall in the film adaptations of J.K. Rowling ’s popular Harry Potter series.
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^ In the early 21st century Smith played Professor Minerva McGonagall in the film adaptations of J.K. Rowling 's popular Harry Potter series.
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.She also plays an older Wendy in the Peter Pan movie, Hook and Mrs Medlock in The Secret Garden.^ Maggie Smith played Caro in Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Who did Maggie Smith play in Hook ?
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^ Tajemniczy ogród (Secret Garden, The) jako Mrs. Medlock .
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^ The Secret Garden (1993) Mrs. Medlock .
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.She appeared in numerous productions at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario, to extraordinary acclaim from 1976 through to 1980. These roles included Queen Elizabeth in Richard III, Virginia Woolf in Virginia, and countless lead roles with long-time Stratford icon Brian Bedford including the Noël Coward comedy Private Lives.^ She appeared in numerous productions at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario, to extraordinary acclaim from 1976 through 1980.
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^ Maggie participiated in the Canadian Stratford Festival seasons from 1976-1980.
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^ 'Private Lives' sparkles on Shakespeare stage .
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.On stage, her many roles have included the title character in the stage production of Alan Bennett's The Lady in the Van and starring as Amanda in a revival of Private Lives.^ On stage, her many roles include the title character in the stage production of Alan Bennett's The Lady in the Van and starring as Amanda in a revival of Noel Coward's Private Lives.
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^ 'Private Lives' sparkles on Shakespeare stage .
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^ On stage, she has played the title character in the stage production of Alan Bennett's Lady in the Van and starred as Peter Pan in J. M. Barrie's fairytale story Peter Pan.
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.She won a Tony Award in 1990 for Best Actress in a Play for Peter Shaffer's Lettice and Lovage, in which she starred as an eccentric tour guide in an English stately home.^ In 1969 Maggie won the Award for Best Actress for her role in .
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^ She won a Tony Award in 1990 for Best Actress in a Play for Lettice and Lovage, starring as an eccentric tour guide in an English stately home.
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^ Maggie received a Tony for the play, Lettice and Lovage , in 1990.
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She was awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1970, and was raised to Dame Commander (DBE) in 1990.

Personal life

.Smith has been married twice.^ Smith has been married twice.
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^ Smith has been married twice; first with actor Robert Stephens and then with playwright Beverley Cross.
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.She married Robert Stephens on 29 June 1967 at the Greenwich Register Office.^ June 19, 1967; father, Robert Stephens Son: Toby Stephens.
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^ She married Robert Stepehens on 29 June 1967 at the Greenwich Register Office and had two sons with him: actors Chris Larkin (born in 1967) and Toby Stephens (born in 1969).
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^ Born on June 19, 1967; father, Robert Stephens.
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.The couple had two sons: actors Chris Larkin (born in 1967) and Toby Stephens (born in 1969).^ With Stephens Smith has two sons, Chris and Toby, who are also actors.
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^ Maggie's son, Toby, was born on April 21, 1969.
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^ Maggie's son, Chris, was born on June 19, 1967.
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[4] They divorced on 6 May 1974.[4]
.Smith is a grandmother via both her sons.^ Smith is a grandmother via both her sons.
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[6][7] She married playwright Beverley Cross on 23 August 1975 at the Guildford Register Office, and the marriage ended with his death on 20 March 1998.
.Maggie Smith was made a CBE by Queen Elizabeth II in 1970, while she was still married to Stephens.^ It made Maggie ornery, Smith said.
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^ Dame Margaret Natalie Smith Cross, DBE , better known as Maggie Smith, is an English film, stage, and television actress who made her stage debut in 1952 and is still performing after 57 years.

^ In July, Toby Stephens, the son of Maggie Smith and Robert Stephens, will make his debut at the National Theatre shortly after starring in Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing...
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She was married to Cross when the Queen made her a Dame in 1990.

Miscellanea

.She was a close friend of actor Sir Rex Harrison and spoke at his New York memorial service in 1990. Smith was also close to Laurence Olivier and his wife Joan Plowright.^ She was a close friend of actor Sir Rex Harrison and spoke at his New York memorial service in 1990.* Smith was also close to Laurence Olivier and his wife Joan Plowright.
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^ Previously married to the late actor Sir Robert Stephens, she is the wife of screenwriter Beverly Cross and the mother of actors Toby Stephens and Chris Larkin.
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^ Joining the Old Vic company in 1959, Smith was cast alongside Laurence Olivier in "Rhinoceros".
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She attended Olivier's memorial service in 1989.
.In 2007 she was diagnosed with breast cancer but has reportedly made a full recovery.^ Maggie was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007.
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^ Dame Maggie Smith diagnosed with breast cancer...March 19 -- Veteran actress Dame Maggie Smith is reported to be suffering...
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^ Comments ( 25 ) Add to My Stories Dame Maggie Smith has declared the show must go on after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
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Filmography

Television and cinema

Year Film Role Notes
1958 Nowhere to Go Bridget Howard Nominated - BAFTA Award for Best Newcomer
1962 Go to Blazes Chantal
1963 The V.I.P.s Miss Mead Nominated - Golden Globe
1964 The Pumpkin Eater Philpot
1965 Othello 'Desdemona Nominated - Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Young Cassidy Nora Nominated - BAFTA Award
1967 The Honey Pot Sarah Watkins
1968 Hot Millions Patty Terwilliger Smith
1969 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Jean Brodie Academy Award for Best Actress
BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Oh! What a Lovely War Music Hall Star
1972 Travels with My Aunt Aunt Augusta Nominated - Academy Award for Best Actress
Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1973 Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing Lila Fisher
1974 The Carol Burnett Show Gwendylspire Bougraffe
1975 The Carol Burnett Show Ms. Collins
1976 Murder by Death Dora Charleston
1978 Death on the Nile Miss Bowers Nominated - BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
California Suite Diana Barrie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated - BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
1981 Quartet Lois Heidler Nominated - BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Clash of the Titans Thetis Nominated - Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress
1982 Evil Under the Sun Daphne Castle
The Missionary Lady Isabel Ames
Better Late Than Never Miss Anderson
1984 A Private Function Joyce Chilvers BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Lily in Love Lily Wynn Nominated - BAFTA Award for Best TV Actress
1985 A Room with a View Charlotte Bartlett BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated - Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
1987 The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne Judith Hearne BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Talking Heads Susan Nominated - BAFTA Award for Best TV Actress
1991 Hook Wendy Darling
1992 Sister Act Mother Superior
Memento Mori Mrs. Mabel Pettigrew Nominated - BAFTA Award for Best TV Actress
1993 Suddenly, Last Summer (BBC TV film) Violet Venable Nominated - Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress – Miniseries or a Movie
1993 Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit Mother Superior
The Secret Garden Mrs. Medlock Nominated - BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
1995 Richard III Duchess of York
1996 The First Wives Club Gunilla Garson Goldberg National Board of Review Award for Best Cast
1997 Washington Square Aunt Lavinia Penniman Nominated - Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actress
1999 The Last September Lady Myra Naylor
Tea With Mussolini Lady Hester Random BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Curtain Call Lily Gale
David Copperfield Betsey Trotwood Nominated - BAFTA Award for Best TV Actress
Nominated - Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress – Miniseries or a Movie
2001 Gosford Park Constance, Countess of Trentham Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Satellite Award for Best Cast – Motion Picture
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cast
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Nominated - Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated - BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Nominated - European Film Award for Best Actress
Nominated - Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated - Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated - Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated - Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Minerva McGonagall Nominated - Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Nominated - Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Caro Eliza Bennett
2003 My House in Umbria Emily Delahunty Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress – Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated - Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Minerva McGonagall
Ladies in Lavender Janet Widdington Nominated - European Film Award for Best Actress
2005 Keeping Mum Grace Hawkins
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Minerva McGonagall
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Becoming Jane Lady Gresham
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Minerva McGonagall
From Time to Time Linnet Oldknow
2010 Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang Mrs. Docherty
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: part I Minerva McGonagall Post-production
Downton Abbey Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham Filming
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: part II Minerva McGonagall Filming
Gnomeo and Juliet (voice) Filming
Quartet Jean In development
The Hunter In development

Theatre Roles

See also

References

  1. ^ Mackenzie, Suzie (2004-11-20). "You have to laugh". Guardian Unlimited. http://www.guardian.co.uk/weekend/story/0,3605,1354891,00.html?gusrc=rss. Retrieved 2007-12-10. 
  2. ^ Maggie Smith Biography (1934-)
  3. ^ Maggies Smith at Yahoo Movies.
  4. ^ a b c Maggie Smith biography. Tiscali.film & TV.
  5. ^ Maggie Smith. Film Reference.com.
  6. ^ Michael Coveney, "I'm Very Scared of Being Back on Stage", thisislondon.co.uk, 3 February 2007 [1]
  7. ^ Mark Lawson, "Prodigal Son", The Guardian, 31 May 2007
  8. ^ Actress Maggie Smith recounts cancer battle

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Simple English

Margaret Natalie Smith, DBE (born December 27, 1934) is a British actress. She is usually known as Maggie Smith, or Dame Maggie Smith.

She is well-known from Harry Potter movies, where she has played character named Professor Minerva McGonagall. Her other famous movies include Gosford Park and Tea with Mussolini.


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