Image of Maggie Smith

Maggie Smith

1934-12-28 Ilford Borough, Essex, United Kingdom

Image of Maggie Smith


Dame Margaret Natalie Smith, DBE (born 28 December 1934), better known as Maggie Smith, is an English film, stage, and television actress who made her stage debut in 1952 and is still performing after 59 years. She has won numerous awards for acting, both for the stage and for film, including five BAFTA Awards, two Academy Awards, two Golden Globes, two Emmy Awards, two Laurence Olivier Awards, two SAG Awards, and a Tony Award. Her critically acclaimed films include Othello (1965), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969), California Suite (1978), Clash of the Titans (1981), A Room with a View (1985), and Gosford Park (2001). She has also appeared in a number of widely-popular films, including Sister Act (1992) and as Professor Minerva McGonagall in the Harry Potter series. Smith has also appeared in the recent hit TV series "Downton Abbey" (2010-2011) as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham.


Downton Abbey Violet Crawley 2019-09-20
Quartet Lois Heidler 2019-05-03
Nothing Like a Dame Herself 2018-09-21
Sherlock Gnomes Lady Bluebury (voice) 2018-03-23
Rod Taylor: Pulling No Punches Self 2017-04-17
The ROH Live: Woolf Works Reading (voice) 2017-02-08
Robin And Mark And Richard III Herself 2016-04-15
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Muriel Donnelly 2015-03-06
The Lady in the Van Miss Shepherd 2015-12-04
My Old Lady Mathilde Girard 2014-09-09
National Theatre Live: Fifty Years on Stage Mrs. Sullen 2013-11-02
Quartet Jean Horton 2013-01-10
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Muriel Donnelly 2012-05-25
Christmas at Downton Abbey Violet Crawley 2012-02-19
Gnomeo & Juliet Lady Bluebury (voice) 2011-02-11
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Minerva McGonagall 2011-07-15
Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang Agatha Rose Doherty 2010-08-20
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Minerva McGonagall 2009-07-08
From Time to Time Linnet 2009-10-25
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Minerva McGonagall 2007-07-11
Becoming Jane Lady Gresham 2007-08-10
Capturing Mary Mary Gilbert 2007-11-12
The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays Lettice Douffet (segment "Lettice and Lovage") 2006-05-02
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Minerva McGonagall 2005-11-18
Keeping Mum Grace Hawkins 2005-12-02
Ladies in Lavender Janet 2004-06-14
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Minerva McGonagall 2004-06-04
My House in Umbria Mrs. Emily Delahunty 2003-05-25
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Minerva McGonagall 2002-11-15
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Caro Eliza Bennett 2002-06-07
Gosford Park Constance Trentham 2001-12-26
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Minerva McGonagall 2001-11-16
The Last September Lady Myra Naylor 2000-04-28
All the King's Men Queen Alexandra 2000-02-20
Tea with Mussolini Lady Hester Random 1999-05-13
Curtain Call Lily Marlowe 1998-12-05
Washington Square Aunt Lavinia Penniman 1997-10-10
The First Wives Club Gunilla Garson Goldberg 1996-09-20
Richard III Duchess of York 1995-12-29
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit Mother Superior 1993-12-09
The Secret Garden Mrs. Medlock 1993-08-13
Suddenly, Last Summer Violet Venable 1993-01-06
Sister Act Mother Superior 1992-05-28
Memento Mori Mrs Mabel Pettigrew 1992-04-19
Hook Granny Wendy 1991-12-11
Romeo.Juliet Rosaline (voice) 1990-01-01
Talking Heads 1988-04-19
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne Judith Hearne 1987-12-23
A Room with a View Charlotte Bartlett 1986-03-07
Lily in Love Lily Wynn 1985-04-19
A Private Function Joyce Chilvers 1984-11-09
Better Late Than Never Miss Anderson 1983-04-14
The Making of Agatha Christie's 'Evil Under the Sun' Herself / Daphne Castle 1982-01-01
Evil Under the Sun Daphne Castle 1982-03-05
The Missionary Lady Isabel Ames 1982-11-02
Clash of the Titans Thetis 1981-06-12
Death on the Nile Miss Bowers 1978-10-06
Death on the Nile: Making of Featurette Miss Bowers 1978-01-01
California Suite Diana Barrie 1978-12-15
Murder by Death Dora Charleston 1976-06-23
Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing Lila Fisher 1973-04-19
Travels with My Aunt Augusta Bertram 1972-12-12
The Merchant of Venice Portia 1972-04-16
The Millionairess Epifania 1972-09-12
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Jean Brodie 1969-03-02
Oh! What a Lovely War Music Hall Star 1969-10-03
Hot Millions Patty Terwilliger Smith 1968-09-19
Much Ado About Nothing Beatrice 1967-01-01
The Honey Pot Sarah Watkins 1967-05-21
Young Cassidy Nora 1965-02-25
Othello Desdemona 1965-12-15
The Pumpkin Eater Philpot 1964-06-01
The V.I.P.s Miss Mead 1963-09-19
Go to Blazes Chantal 1962-04-18
Nowhere to Go Bridget Howard 1959-03-11
Child in the House Party Guest (uncredited) 1956-08-14