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Maggie Smith

Maggie Smith


Date of Birth:
Dec 28, 1934

Place of Birth:
Ilford, Essex, England


Robert Stephens (m. 1967; Div. 1975),Beverley Cross (m. 1975; D. 1998)

Chris Larkin,Toby Stephens

London, England,Sussex, England

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Maggie Smith - Summary Details

Dame Margaret Natalie Smith, (born 28 December 1934) is an English actress. She has had an extensive, varied career on stage, film and television spanning over 66 years. Smith has appeared in over 50 films and is one of Britain's most recognizable actresses. A prominent figure in British culture for six decades, she was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II in 1990 for services to the performing arts, and received the Companion of Honour from the Queen 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 five 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) and Three Tall Women (1994). 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. Other stage roles include 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).

On screen, Smith first drew praise for the crime film Nowhere to Go (1958), for which she received her first BAFTA Award nomination. 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 six 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...

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Maggie Smith My Old Lady

In this warm and witty tale, a hard-up New Yorker inherits a grand old apartment from his estranged father.

Maggie Smith

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

Judi Dench The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Two hopeful new arrivals at The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful quickly learn that there is only a single room left to rent.

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

The sleepy English hamlet of Little Wallop is about to receive a rude awakening, as the absent-minded Reverend Walter Goodman (Rowan Atkinson), his dissatisfied wife...

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...


Quartet, An eccentric diva, her ex-husband, a lustful baritone, and the scatter-brained object of his desire make up a cast of vivid characters. Funny and touching,...

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