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Maggie Smith

80 years old
United Kingdom
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December 28, 1934

Margaret Natalie Smith

Beverley Cross (23 August 1975 - 20 March 1998) (his death)

Robert Stephens (29 June 1967 - 6 May 1974) (divorced) 2 children


2012 Quartet

2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

2011 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

2010-2011 Downton Abbey (TV series)

2011 Gnomeo & Juliet (voice)

2010 Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang

2009 From Time to Time

2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

2007 Capturing Mary (TV movie)

2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

2007 Becoming Jane

2005 Keeping Mum

2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

2004 Ladies in Lavender.

2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

2003 My House in Umbria (TV movie)

2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

2002 Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

2001 Gosford Park

2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

1999 David Copperfield (TV movie)

1999 All the King's Men (TV movie)

1999 The Last September

1999 Tea with Mussolini

1998 Curtain Call

1997 Washington Square

1996 The First Wives Club

1995 Richard III

1993 Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit

1993 The Secret Garden

1993 Suddenly, Last Summer (TV movie)

1992 Sister Act

1992 Screen Two (TV series)

1991 Hook

1990 Romeo.Juliet (voice)

1988 Talking Heads (TV mini-series)

1987 The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne

1985 A Room with a View

1984 A Private Function

1984 Lily in Love

1983 All for Love (TV series)

1983 Better Late Than Never

1982 The Missionary

1982 Evil Under the Sun

1981 Clash of the Titans

1981 Quartet

1978 California Suite

1978 Death on the Nile

1976 Murder by Death

1973 Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing

1972 Travels with My Aunt

1968-1972 BBC Play of the Month (TV series)

1969 Oh! What a Lovely War

1969 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

1968 Hot Millions

1968 ITV Playhouse (TV series)

1967 The Honey Pot

1967 Much Ado About Nothing (TV movie)

1957-1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV series)

1965 Othello

1965 Young Cassidy

1964 The Pumpkin Eater

1963 The V.I.P.s

1962 Go to Blazes

1958-1960 Armchair Theatre (TV series)

1958 Nowhere to Go

1957 Kraft Television Theatre (TV series)

1956 Lilli Palmer Theatre (TV series)

1956 The Adventures of Aggie (TV series)

1956 Child in the House (uncredited)

1955 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV series)


2006 Francesco's Italy: Top to Toe (TV mini-series documentary)

2006 Preparing for the Yule Ball (video documentary short)

2005 Planet Voice (TV series)

2005 Inside 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' (TV documentary)

2002-2005 HBO First Look (TV series documentary)

2005 The Charlie Rose Show (TV series)

2004 Ronnie Barker: A BAFTA Tribute (TV movie)

2003 Interviews with Professors & More (video documentary short)

2002 The 74th Annual Academy Awards (TV special)

2002 The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV special)

2002 Judi Dench: A BAFTA Tribute (TV documentary)

2001 The Rosie O'Donnell Show (TV series)

2001 The Orange British Academy Film Awards (TV special)

2000 The Orange British Academy Film Awards (TV special)

1998 Reputations (TV series documentary)

1997 Agnieszka Holland on the Set (TV short)

1997 On the Set of 'Washington Square' (TV movie)

1990 The 44th Annual Tony Awards (TV special)

1982 The Making of Agatha Christie's 'Evil Under the Sun' (TV documentary short)

1979 The 51st Annual Academy Awards (TV special)

1978 The 50th Annual Academy Awards (TV special)

1977 Dinah! (TV series)

1974-1975 The Carol Burnett Show (TV series)

1973 Parkinson (TV series)

1971 The 43rd Annual Academy Awards (TV special)

1970 The 24th Annual Tony Awards

1965 Sean O'Casey: The Spirit of Ireland (short)

1964 Variety Club Awards (TV documentary)

1955-1956 Double Your Money (TV series)

Maggie Smith Maggie Smith In Harry Potter Films A Young Maggie Smith

One of the most beloved comediennes of London's West End theaters, Dame Maggie Smith never managed to find a niche in cinema truly befitting her talents. Her early roles were technically interesting and she seemed to be molding herslef effectively as a popular type: the independent-minded, witty, self-possessed single English lady, probably much sexier than she at first appears. This was best incarnated in the music hall singer she played in Oh! What a Lovely War (1969).

On the strength of this work, she landed two plum starring roles. She was the lead in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969), and the carpe diem modernism of the virginal girls' school teacher suited the tradition-breaking morality of the era. Yet, strangely, Smith does not project what she might have about this fascinating character: her own desperation at the prospect of being permanently bypassed by Eros. An Academy Award for Best Actress was her reward. The second lead role was in the Graham Greene adaptation Travels with My Aunt (1972), displacing an unhappy Katharine Hepburn, which won her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.

Smith remained adept at the brilliantly executed cameo, as in Neil Simon's California Suite (1978), another Oscar-winning part, this time for Best Supporting Actress. Otherwise she has been part of the British brigade's usual suspects, playing well, but with limited interest, in productions ranging from stagy Agatha Christie films such as Death on the Nile (1978) to the Harry Potter films. Sadly, Smith's best screen performance was for Alan Bennett's seldom-seen Talking Heads (1987), a TV anthology of monologues; her richly textured performance as a bitter woman hints at the even more illustrious film career that has eluded her.

"One went to school, one wanted to act, one started to act, and one's still acting."

In 2008, it was reported that she was fighting breast cancer. She has had a tumor removed and undergone chemotherapy.

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