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Maggie Smith is a Actor British born on 28 december 1934 at Essex (United-kingdom)

Maggie Smith

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Birth name Margaret Natalie Smith
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 28 december 1934 (83 years) at Essex (United-kingdom)
Awards Laurence Olivier Award, Academy Award for Best Actress, Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

Dame Margaret Natalie "Maggie" Smith, CH, DBE (born 28 December 1934) is an English 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 Supporting Actress for California Suite (1978) opposite Michael Caine. She is one of only six actresses to win the Academy Award in both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress categories. A six-time nominee, her other Academy Award nominations were for Travels with My Aunt (1972), A Room with a View (1986), and Gosford Park (2001). She has also won a record four Best Actress BAFTA Awards: for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, A Private Function (1984), A Room with a View and The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987). She would add a fifth competitive BAFTA for the 1999 film Tea with Mussolini, this time as Best Supporting Actress.

Other notable 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), The First Wives Club (1996), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012), and as Professor Minerva McGonagall in the highly successful Harry Potter film series (2001–2011). She currently stars as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham, on Downton Abbey, for which she has won a Golden Globe, two Screen Actors Guild awards and two consecutive Emmy awards. She previously won an Emmy for the 2003 TV film My House in Umbria.

As well as her numerous competitive awards for acting in theatre, film and television, including two Academy Awards, five BAFTA Awards, three Emmy Awards, three Golden Globes, four Screen Actors Guild Awards and a Tony Award, Smith has also received several honorary awards, including two more BAFTAs, the Special Award in 1993 and the BAFTA Fellowship in 1996. She also received the Honorary Olivier Award in 2011. Smith is one of the few actresses to have achieved the Triple Crown of Acting. In September 2012, she was awarded the Stratford Shakespeare Festival's Legacy Award, which she accepted from Christopher Plummer, who presented it to her in a ceremony at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, Canada.

Biography

Marriages
Smith has been married twice. She married actor Robert Stephens on 29 June 1967 at Greenwich Register Office, ten days after the birth of their first child. The couple had two sons, actors Chris Larkin (born 1967) and Toby Stephens (born 1969), and divorced on 6 May 1974. Maggie Smith has five grandchildren.

She married playwright Beverley Cross on 23 August 1975 at the Guildford Register Office; he died on 20 March 1998. When asked if she was lonely, she replied, "[on Cross' death] I don't know. It seems a bit pointless. Going on one's own and not having someone to share it with."


Health
In January 1988, she was diagnosed with Graves' disease, for which she underwent radiotherapy and optical surgery.

In 2007, the Sunday Telegraph disclosed she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She was subsequently reported to have made a full recovery.


Charity work
In September 2011, she offered her support for raising the $4.6 million needed to help rebuild the Court Theatre, Christchurch, New Zealand, after the earthquake in 2011 which caused severe damage to the area. In July 2012, she became a patron of the International Glaucoma Association, hoping to support the organisation and raise the profile of glaucoma. On 27 November 2012, she contributed a drawing of her own hand to the 2012 Celebrity Paw Auction, to raise funds for Cats Protection.

Best films

Hook (1991)
(Actress)
Sister Act (1992)
(Actress)
Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)
(Actress)
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
(Actress)
California Suite (1978)
(Actress)
Clash of the Titans (1981)
(Actress)

Usually with

J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling
(8 films)
Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(10 films)
Julie Walters
Julie Walters
(10 films)
Devon Murray
Devon Murray
(9 films)
Timothy Spall
Timothy Spall
(9 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Maggie Smith (64 films)

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Actress

Sherlock Gnomes, 1h26
Directed by John Stevenson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation, Romance
Actors Johnny Depp, James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mary J. Blige, Michael Caine
Roles Lady Bluebury (voice)
Rating50% 2.508942.508942.508942.508942.50894
Sherlock Gnomes et son assistant, Gnome Watson, font irruption dans un musée, où leur ennemi juré, une mascotte de tarte nommée Moriarty, tient en otage des gnomes, projetant de les écraser. Après une brève bataille, Moriarty est vaincu et apparemment écrasé par un squelette de dinosaure.
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, 2h2
Directed by John Madden
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Maggie Smith, Richard Gere, Penelope Wilton
Roles Muriel Donnelly
Rating65% 3.298583.298583.298583.298583.29858
Muriel Donnelly and Sonny Kapoor travel to San Diego, California to propose a plan to hotel magnate Ty Burley for buying and opening a second hotel in India as a companion to the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. They are told that a company inspector will anonymously visit India to evaluate the project.
The Lady in the Van, 1h44
Directed by Nicholas Hytner
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Frances de la Tour, Gwen Taylor, Dominic Cooper, James Corden
Roles Miss Shepherd
Rating66% 3.3461053.3461053.3461053.3461053.346105
The Lady in the Van tells the true story of Alan Bennett's strained friendship with Miss Mary Shepherd, an eccentric house-less woman whom Bennett befriended in the 1970s before allowing her to temporarily park her Bedford van in the driveway of his Camden home. She stayed there for 15 years.
My Old Lady, 1h47
Directed by Israël Horovitz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Dominique Pinon, Stéphane Freiss, Noémie Lvovsky
Roles Mathilde Girard
Rating62% 3.1491853.1491853.1491853.1491853.149185
Mathias, a down-and-out New Yorker, travels to Paris to liquidate a large, valuable apartment he has inherited from his estranged father. Once there, however, he discovers an old woman, Mathilde, living in the apartment with her daughter Chloé.
Quartet
Quartet (2012)
, 1h38
Directed by Dustin Hoffman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Pauline Collins, Billy Connolly, Michael Gambon, Sheridan Smith
Roles Jean Horton
Rating67% 3.3981653.3981653.3981653.3981653.398165
The plot takes place in Beecham House, a retirement home for former professional musicians, patterned after the real-life Casa di Riposo per Musicisti founded by Giuseppe Verdi.
Gnomeo & Juliet, 1h14
Directed by Kelly Asbury
Origin USA
Genres Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about suicide, Musical films, Romeo and Juliet, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare, Children's films
Actors James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Michael Caine, Jason Statham, Maggie Smith, Ashley Jensen
Roles Lady Bluebury (voice)
Rating59% 2.998192.998192.998192.998192.99819
Mrs. Montague and Mr. Capulet (Julie Walters and Richard Wilson) are two elderly neighbours who despise each other. When they leave their respective gardens, their garden gnomes come alive. The Montague garden is filled with blue-hat gnomes, and the Capulet garden has red-hat gnomes. Like their human gardeners, the gnomes also despise each other.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, 2h4
Directed by John Madden
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Ronald Pickup
Roles Muriel Donnelly
Rating72% 3.648333.648333.648333.648333.64833
Recently widowed housewife Evelyn (Judi Dench) must sell her home to cover huge debts left by her late husband. Graham (Tom Wilkinson), a high-court judge who had spent his first eighteen years in India, abruptly decides to retire and return there. Jean (Penelope Wilton) and Douglas (Bill Nighy) seek a retirement they can afford, having lost most of their savings through investing in their daughter's internet business. Muriel (Maggie Smith), a retired housekeeper prejudiced against Indians, needs a hip replacement operation which can be done far more quickly and inexpensively in India. Madge (Celia Imrie) is hunting for another husband, and Norman (Ronald Pickup), an aging lothario, is trying to re-capture his youth. They each decide on a retirement hotel in India, based on pictures on its website.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, 2h10
Directed by David Yates
Genres Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about education, Films about children, Ghost films, Children's films
Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman
Roles Minerva McGonagall
Rating80% 4.0499754.0499754.0499754.0499754.049975
Lord Voldemort retrieves the Elder Wand from Albus Dumbledore's grave. After burying Dobby, Harry Potter asks the help of goblin Griphook, Ron, and Hermione to break into Bellatrix Lestrange's vault at Gringotts bank, suspecting a Horcrux may be there. Griphook agrees, in exchange for the Sword of Gryffindor. Wandmaker Ollivander tells Harry that two wands taken from Malfoy Manor belonged to Bellatrix and to Draco Malfoy, but Malfoy's has changed its allegiance to Harry.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, 2h26
Directed by David Yates
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about education, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Transport films, Harry Potter, Films about dragons, Ghost films, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Felton
Roles Minerva McGonagall
Rating76% 3.8499653.8499653.8499653.8499653.849965
The Minister of Magic, Rufus Scrimgeour, addresses the wizarding media, stating that the Ministry would remain strong even as Lord Voldemort gains strength. Harry, Ron and Hermione prepare for a journey to find and destroy Voldemort's Horcruxes, with Harry watching Dursleys depart and Hermione wiping her parent's memories of her.
Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang, 1h49
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Children's films
Actors Emma Thompson, Rhys Ifans, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Asa Butterfield, Ewan McGregor, Maggie Smith
Roles Agatha Rose Doherty
Rating61% 3.0500553.0500553.0500553.0500553.050055
On a farm during World War II, while her husband is away at war, Isabel Green is driven to her wits end by her hectic life. Between trying to keep the family farm up and running and her job in the village shop, run by the slightly mad Mrs. Docherty, she also has three boisterous children to look after, Norman, Megsie, and Vincent. When her children's two wealthy cousins, Cyril and Celia, also then come to live with them, Isabel requires childcare help.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 2h34
Directed by David Yates
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about education, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Wolves in film, Harry Potter, Ghost films, Werewolves in film, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Jim Broadbent, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter
Roles Minerva McGonagall
Rating75% 3.7999653.7999653.7999653.7999653.799965
Lord Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the wizarding and Muggle worlds and has chosen Draco Malfoy to carry out a secret mission. Severus Snape makes an Unbreakable Vow with Draco's mother, Narcissa, to protect Draco and fulfill the assignment if he fails.
From Time to Time, 1h35
Directed by Julian Fellowes
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Time travel films, Ghost films, Children's films
Actors Maggie Smith, Timothy Spall, Carice van Houten, Alex Etel, Eliza Hope Bennett, Pauline Collins
Roles Linnet
Rating66% 3.3464153.3464153.3464153.3464153.346415
This British ghostly haunting story spanning two worlds, two centuries apart, is set in 1944, near the end of World War II. Tolly, 13, arrives at his grandmother's country house, Green Knowe, after his father is reported missing in action. His grandmother (Maggie Smith) is faced with selling Green Knowe for financial reasons. Tolly soon discovers he can magically travel in time mysteriously between the present and the 19th century in the old manor house, and he begins an adventure that unlocks family secrets laid buried for generations. Exciting events include a terrible fire, a tale of stolen jewels, and threats of a press gang.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, 2h18
Directed by David Yates
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about education, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Harry Potter, Ghost films, Children's films
Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis
Roles Minerva McGonagall
Rating75% 3.7510153.7510153.7510153.7510153.751015
Harry Potter is forced to defend himself against charges of using magic while underage, and in the presence of his Muggle cousin Dudley, after the two are attacked by Dementors. The Order of the Phoenix, a secret organisation founded by Albus Dumbledore, inform the now pending expulsion Harry that the Ministry of Magic is oblivious to Lord Voldemort's return; under the Ministry's influence, The Daily Prophet has launched a smear campaign towards Harry and Dumbledore following Harry's encounter with Voldemort at the end of the previous year. This encounter had a huge psychological effect on Harry – he has nightmares not only about what happened in the graveyard but also about the Department of Mysteries at the Ministry of Magic. While at the Order's headquarters, Harry's godfather, Sirius Black, mentions that Voldemort is after an object which he did not have last time.
Becoming Jane, 1h52
Directed by Julian Jarrold
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Films about writers
Actors Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, James Cromwell, Maggie Smith, Julie Walters, Joe Anderson
Roles Lady Gresham
Rating70% 3.549843.549843.549843.549843.54984
Jane Austen is the younger daughter of Reverend George Austen and his wife and has yet to find a suitable husband. She wishes to be a writer, to the dismay of her mother and proud delight of her father.
Rush Hour 3, 1h31
Directed by Brett Ratner
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Martial arts, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Buddy films, Gangster films
Actors Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Hiroyuki Sanada, Yvan Attal, Noémie Lenoir, Zhang Jingchu
Roles Une none
Rating61% 3.0995453.0995453.0995453.0995453.099545
L.A.P.D. Detective Carter is directing traffic. Concurrently, Chinese Ambassador Han addresses the importance of fighting the Triads at the World Criminal Court, announcing that he may know the whereabouts of Shy Shen, a semi-mythical individual of great importance to the Chinese mob. Before announcing, an assassin shoots Han in the shoulder, disrupting the conference. Chief Inspector Lee pursues the shooter and corners him, discovering that the assassin is his childhood Japanese friend Kenji. When Lee hesitates to shoot Kenji, he makes his escape when Carter (having heard what's happening over the police radio) arrives and tries to intervene.