Person Details

Birthday: 1934-12-27 17:44:07

Aliases: 매기 스미스 , Мэгги Смит , Margaret Natalie Smith , Dame Margaret Natalie Smith

Gender: Female

Place of birth: Ilford, Essex, England, UK

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Movie Involvements: 51

TV Involvements: 4


Most Famous Work

Biography

Dame Margaret Natalie "Maggie" 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.

Most Famous Work

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

(2001) Minerva McGonagall
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
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8

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

(2005) Minerva McGonagall
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
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8

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

(2002) Professor McGonagall
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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8

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

(2004) Minerva McGonagall
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
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8

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

(2009) Minerva McGonagall
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

(2007) Minerva McGonagall
Downton Abbey
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Downton Abbey

(2010) Violet Crawley

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2021 Aunt Carlotta
2019 N/A
Violet Crawley
2018 Herself
Lady Bluebury (voice)
2017 Herself
Reading (voice)
2016 Herself
2015 Miss Shepherd
Muriel Donnelly
2014 Mathilde Girard
2013 Mrs. Sullen
Herself
2012 Jean Horton
2011 Muriel Donnelly
Minerva McGonagall
Lady Bluebury (voice)
2010 Violet Crawley
Linnet
Agatha Rose Doherty
2009 Minerva McGonagall
2007 Mary Gilbert
Minerva McGonagall
Lady Gresham
Self
2006 N/A
Lettice Douffet (segment "Lettice and Lovage")
2005 Grace Hawkins
Minerva McGonagall
2004 Janet
Minerva McGonagall
2003 Mrs. Emily Delahunty
2002 Professor McGonagall
Herself (uncredited)
Caro Eliza Bennett
2001 Minerva McGonagall
Constance Trentham
2000 Lady Myra Naylor
1999 Betsey Trotwood
Queen Alexandra
Lady Hester Random
1998 Lily Marlowe
1997 Aunt Lavinia Penniman
1996 Gunilla Garson Goldberg
1995 Duchess of York
1993 Mother Superior
Mrs. Medlock
Violet Venable
1992 Mother Superior
Mrs Mabel Pettigrew
1991 Granny Wendy
1990 Rosaline (voice)
1988 Susan
N/A
1987 Judith Hearne
1985 Charlotte Bartlett
1984 Joyce Chilvers
Lily Wynn
1983 Miss Anderson
1982 Lady Isabel Ames
Daphne Castle
Herself / Daphne Castle
1981 Lois Heidler
Thetis
1978 Diana Barrie
Miss Bowers
Miss Bowers
1976 Dora Charleston
1973 Lila Fisher
1972 Augusta Bertram
Epifania
Portia
1971 Violet Venable
1969 Music Hall Star
Jean Brodie
1968 Patty Terwilliger Smith
1967 N/A
Sarah Watkins
Beatrice
1965 Desdemona
N/A
Nora
Archive Footage
1964 Philpot
1963 Miss Mead
1962 Chantal
1958 Bridget Howard
1956 Party Guest (uncredited)
Presenter
1953 N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

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