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Maggie Smith

Maggie Smith


Date of Birth:
Dec 28, 1934

Place of Birth:
Romford, Essex, England


Robert Stephens, (m. 1967; div. 1974),Beverley Cross, (m. 1975; his death 1998)

Maggie Smith - Summary Details

Dame Margaret Nathalie "Maggie" Smith, CH, DBE (born 28 December 1934) is a British actress. She made her stage debut in 1952 and has had an extensive, varied career in stage, film and television spanning over sixty years. Smith has appeared in over 50 films and is one of Britain's most recognisable actresses. She was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 1990 New Year Honours for services to the performing arts, and Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour (CH) in the 2014 Birthday Honours for services to drama.

Smith began her career on stage at the Oxford Playhouse in 1952 and made her Broadway debut in New Faces of '56. For her work on the London stage, she has won a record five Best Actress Evening Standard Awards: for The Private Ear and The Public Eye (1962), Hedda Gabler (1970), Virginia (1981), The Way of the World (1984) and Three Tall Women (1994). In New York, she received Tony Award nominations for Private Lives (1975), Night and Day (1979) and Lettice and Lovage (1990). For the latter, she won the 1990 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. Other stage roles include Stratford Shakespeare Festival productions of Antony And Cleopatra (1976) and Macbeth (1978), and West End productions of Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance (1997) and David Hare's The Breath of Life (2002), both at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

On screen, she first drew praise for the crime film Nowhere to Go (1958), for which she received her first BAFTA Award nomination. Her 1965 film role as Desdemona, in William Shakespeare's Othello, earned her an Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe nomination. Since then Smith has worked consistently in film, television and stage.

Smith has won two Academy Awards, winning Best Actress for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) and Best...

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The definitive biography of Maggie Smith, grande dame of stage and screen.

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My House In Umbria

Maggie Smith plays the elegant yet mischievous Mrs Emily Delahunty, a successful romance novelist living in Umbria who boards a train bound for Milan for her monthly...

Keeping Mum Movie Review

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The Lady In The Van

Dame Maggie Smith, a two-time Oscar® winner, recreates one of her most celebrated roles – the singular Miss Shepherd – in TriStar’s The Lady in the Van, Alan Bennett’s...

Ladies in Lavender

The Story Of Two Sisters Who Saved A Stranger, And The Stranger Who Stole Their Hearts.

My Old Lady DVD

Featuring captivating performances from its three expert leads and a warm and witty script, My Old Lady is a charming, sophisticated and deeply satisfying modern day...


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