Maggie Smith

Maggie Smith

  • Birthday: 1934-12-28
  • Place of birth: Ilford, Essex, England, UK
  • Also know as: 매기 스미스

Biography

Dame Margaret Natalie 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.

Filmography

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

1969

As Jean Brodie

Travels with My Aunt

1972

As Augusta Bertram

Gosford Park

2001

As Constance Trentham

My House in Umbria

2003

As Mrs. Emily Delahunty

From Time to Time

2010

As Linnet

Quartet

2012

As Jean Horton

Capturing Mary

2007

As Mary Gilbert

Suddenly, Last Summer

1993

As Violet Venable

The Lady in the Van

2015

As Miss Shepherd

The Millionairess

1972

As Epifania

The Merchant of Venice

1972

As Portia

Nothing Like a Dame

2018

As Herself

Sister Act

1992

As Mother Superior

Tea with Mussolini

1999

As Lady Hester Random

Hot Millions

1968

As Patty Terwilliger Smith

Ladies in Lavender

2004

As Janet

The Last September

2000

As Lady Myra Naylor

Nowhere to Go

1958

As Bridget Howard

The Missionary

1982

As Lady Isabel Ames

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

2011

As Muriel Donnelly

A Private Function

1984

As Joyce Chilvers

Lily in Love

1984

As Lily Wynn

My Old Lady

2014

As Mathilde Girard

Much Ado About Nothing

1967

As Beatrice

All the King's Men

1999

As Queen Alexandra

Memento Mori

1992

As Mrs Mabel Pettigrew

Bed Among the Lentils

1988

As Susan

Downton Abbey: A New Era

2022

As Violet Crawley

A German Life

2022

As Brunhilde Pomsel

Mrs Silly

1983

As Mrs Silly

Downton Abbey: The London Season

2013

As Violet Crawley

Downton Abbey: The Finale

2015

As Violet Crawley

Oh! What a Lovely War

1969

As Music Hall Star

A Room with a View

1985

As Charlotte Bartlett

Murder by Death

1976

As Dora Charleston

California Suite

1978

As Diana Barrie

Keeping Mum

2005

As Grace Hawkins

Othello

1965

As Desdemona

Washington Square

1997

As Aunt Lavinia Penniman

Young Cassidy

1965

As Nora

Woolf Works

2017

As Reading (voice)

Olivier Talks About Othello

1965

As Archive Footage

Clash of the Titans

1981

As Thetis

The First Wives Club

1996

As Gunilla Garson Goldberg

Evil Under the Sun

1982

As Daphne Castle

The Secret Garden

1993

As Mrs. Medlock

Gnomeo & Juliet

2011

As Lady Bluebury (voice)

Quartet

1981

As Lois Heidler

Curtain Call

1998

As Lily Marlowe

Better Late Than Never

1983

As Miss Anderson

A Boy Called Christmas

2021

As Aunt Ruth

Hook

1991

As Granny Wendy

Becoming Jane

2007

As Lady Gresham

Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit

1993

As Mother Superior

Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang

2010

As Agatha Rose Doherty

The V.I.P.s

1963

As Miss Mead

The Honey Pot

1967

As Sarah Watkins

Richard III

1995

As Duchess of York

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

2002

As Caro Eliza Bennett

Go to Blazes

1962

As Chantal

Romeo.Juliet

1990

As Rosaline (voice)

The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays

2006

As Lettice Douffet (segment "Lettice and Lovage")

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

2001

As Minerva McGonagall

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

2009

As Minerva McGonagall

The Pumpkin Eater

1964

As Philpot

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

2004

As Minerva McGonagall

Death on the Nile

1978

As Miss Bowers

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

2005

As Minerva McGonagall

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

2002

As Minerva McGonagall

Death on the Nile: Making of Featurette

1978

As Miss Bowers (archive footage)

Downton Abbey: Christmas at Downton Abbey

2011

As Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham

Sherlock Gnomes

2018

As Lady Bluebury (voice)

Downton Abbey: A Moorland Holiday

2014

As Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham

Child in the House

1956

As Party Guest (uncredited)

Downton Abbey

2019

As Violet Crawley

The Making of 'Gosford Park'

2002

As Herself (uncredited)

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