Maggie Smith

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Dame Maggie Smith
DBE
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Dame Maggie Smith in Kensington Gardens filming Capturing Mary, 7 March 2007.
BornMargaret Natalie Smith
(1934-12-28) 28 December 1934 (age 79)
Ilford, Essex, England, UK
NationalityBritish
OccupationActress
Years active1952–present
Spouse(s)Robert Stephens
(1967–1974; divorced)
Beverley Cross
(1975–1998; his death)
ChildrenChris Larkin (b. 1967)
Toby Stephens (b. 1969)
RelativesAnna-Louise Plowman
(daughter-in-law)
 
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Dame Maggie Smith
DBE
Dame Maggie Smith-cropped.jpg
Dame Maggie Smith in Kensington Gardens filming Capturing Mary, 7 March 2007.
BornMargaret Natalie Smith
(1934-12-28) 28 December 1934 (age 79)
Ilford, Essex, England, UK
NationalityBritish
OccupationActress
Years active1952–present
Spouse(s)Robert Stephens
(1967–1974; divorced)
Beverley Cross
(1975–1998; his death)
ChildrenChris Larkin (b. 1967)
Toby Stephens (b. 1969)
RelativesAnna-Louise Plowman
(daughter-in-law)

Dame Margaret Natalie "Maggie" Smith, 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. In 1990, she was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II for services to the performing arts.[1]

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 three Tony Award nominations, for Private Lives (1975), Night and Day (1979) and Lettice and Lovage (1990). For the latter, she won the Tony for Best Actress in a Play.

On screen, she first drew praise for the crime film Nowhere to Go (1958), for which she received her first BAFTA Award nomination.[2] Her 1965 film role as Desdemona, in William Shakespeare's Othello, earned her an Academy Award nomination (the first of her six)[3] 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). She is one of only six actresses to win the Academy Award in both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress categories.[4]

Other notable films include Travels with My Aunt (1972), Death on the Nile (1978), Evil Under the Sun (1982), A Private Function (1984), A Room with a View (1986), The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987), Gosford Park (2001) and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012). She has also appeared in a number of widely popular films, including Clash of the Titans (1981), Hook (1991), both Sister Act films (1992-1993), The First Wives Club (1996) and as Professor Minerva McGonagall in the highly successful Harry Potter film series (2001-2011). She currently stars in the critically acclaimed drama Downton Abbey as Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham, for which she has won a Golden Globe, two Screen Actors Guild awards and two consecutive Emmy awards.

She has won numerous awards for her acting in theatre, film and television; including seven BAFTA Awards (five competitive awards and two special awards including the BAFTA Fellowship in 1996), two Academy Awards, three Golden Globes, three Emmy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Tony Award and an Honorary Olivier Award. Smith is one of the few actresses to have achieved the Triple Crown of Acting.[5][6] In September 2012, she was honoured with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival's Legacy Award. She accepted the award, presented to her by Christopher Plummer, in a star-studded ceremony at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.[7]

Early life[edit]

Smith was born in Ilford, Essex but moved with her family to Oxford when she was four years old. She is the daughter of Margaret (née Hutton), a Glasgow-born secretary, and Nathaniel Smith, a Newcastle upon Tyne-born public health pathologist who worked at Oxford University.[8][9][9][10][11]

As a child, Smith's parents used to tell her the romantic story of how they had met on the train from Glasgow to London via Newcastle. She has older twin brothers, Alistair and Ian, who went to architecture school. She attended Oxford High School until age 16 when she left to study acting at the Oxford Playhouse.[12]

Career[edit]

In 1952, under the auspices of the Oxford University Dramatic Society, Smith began her career as Viola at the Oxford Playhouse and appeared in her first film in 1956.[13] Her first professional performance was on Broadway in the review New Faces of '56.[14]

She became a fixture at the Royal National Theatre in the 1960s, most notably for playing Desdemona in Othello opposite Laurence Olivier and earning her first Oscar nomination for her performance in the 1965 film version. She played the title role in Ingmar Bergman's production of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler and appeared opposite Olivier in Ibsen's The Master Builder. She played comedic roles in The Recruiting Officer and Much Ado About Nothing.

In 1969, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the title role of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. Zoe Caldwell won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play when she created the role in New York. Smith received the 1978 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Diana Barry in California Suite. Afterward, upon hearing that Michael Palin was about to embark on a film (The Missionary) with Smith, Caine is supposed to have humorously telephoned Palin, warning him that she would steal the film. In 1981 Smith played the goddess Thetis in Clash of the Titans. She starred with Palin in the black comedy A Private Function in 1984. Smith appeared in Sister Act in 1992 and had a major role in the 1999 film Tea with Mussolini, in which she played Lady Hester.[citation needed]

Other notable roles include the querulous Charlotte Bartlett in the Merchant Ivory production of A Room with a View, as the aged Duchess of York in Ian McKellen's film of Richard III, and as Lila Fisher in Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing (1973, with Timothy Bottoms). Due to the international success of the Harry Potter movies, she is now widely known for playing Professor Minerva McGonagall, opposite Daniel Radcliffe in the title role. She has appeared in seven of the eight films in the series. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the 28th Saturn Awards in 2002 for her role as Professor McGonagall. She and Radcliffe had worked together previously in the 1999 BBC television adaptation of David Copperfield, in which she played Betsey Trotwood.[15]

In 2010, she started appearing as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham, in the British period drama Downton Abbey, which is currently in its fourth series. In 2012, she earned another Golden Globe Awards nomination (her ninth) for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for series 1 of Downton Abbey.[16] Smith has won two Emmy Awards for this role.[17]

In 2013, she received a Golden Globe Award for her performance in Downton Abbey's Season 2.[18] In 2014, she received a Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for season 3 of Downton Abbey.[19]

She appeared in numerous productions at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario, to acclaim from 1976 through 1980. These roles included Queen Elizabeth in Richard III, Cleopatra, Lady Macbeth, Virginia Woolf in Virginia, and countless lead roles with long-time Stratford icon Brian Bedford including the Noël Coward comedy Private Lives. In September 2012, Smith received the prestigious Stratford Shakespeare Festival Legacy Award, recognizing her career.[citation needed]

On stage, her many roles have included the title character in the stage production of Alan Bennett's The Lady in the Van and starring as Amanda in a revival of Private Lives. She won a Tony Award in 1990 for Best Actress in a Play for Peter Shaffer's Lettice and Lovage, in which she starred as an eccentric tour guide in an English stately home. In 2007, she appeared in Edward Albee's The Lady from Dubuque at Theatre Royal Haymarket. Her five Evening Standard Awards for Best Actress in the theatre are for Peter Shaffer's Private Ear and Public Eye (1962), Ingmar Bergman's production of Hedda Gabler (1970), Edna O'Brien's Virginia (1981), Millamant in The Way of the World by William Congreve (1984), and for Three Tall Women by Edward Albee in 1994 (see List of Maggie Smith awards and nominations).

Smith appeared in a 1954 BBC television programme, Oxford Accents, produced by Ned Sherrin.[20] She was one of the performers, playing several roles, in New Faces of 1956 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre from 14 June to 22 December 1956.[21]

She was "in Orange" in the musical comedy Share My Lettuce, based on the book by Bamber Gascoigne, that opened at the Lyric Hammersmith on 21 August 1957. With Anthony Bowles as musical director, it transferred to the Comedy Theatre on 25 September 1957 and to the Garrick Theatre on 27 January 1958. Smith's musical numbers included: Love's Cocktail (solo), On Train He'll Come (solo), Party Games (solo), Bubble Man (with Kenneth Williams) and Menu (with Kenneth Williams).[22] Eight photos from this performance as well as an article on Smith appeared in the November 1957 issue of Theatre World magazine. One of her earliest acting citations was as nominee for Most Promising Newcomer to Film of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts for Nowhere To Go in 1958.[23] In 2012, she played Muriel in the British comedy The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. She starred as Jean Horton in Quartet, based on Ronald Harwood's play, directed by actor Dustin Hoffman.[15]

Smith was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 1970 New Year Honours[24] and was raised to Dame Commander (DBE) in the 1990 New Year Honours.[25]

In 1986, she was awarded an Honorary Degree (Doctor of Letters) from the University of Bath.[26] She also received honorary degrees from the University of St Andrews in 1971 and the University of Cambridge in 1995.[15] In 1999, Smith received the William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre (The Will Award) presented by the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C.[27]

Personal life[edit]

Marriages[edit]

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)[11] and divorced on 6 May 1974.[11] Smith is a grandmother via both her sons.[28][29]

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's death] I don't know. It seems a bit pointless. Going on one's own and not having someone to share it with."[30]

Health[edit]

In January 1988, she was diagnosed with Graves disease, for which she underwent radiotherapy and optical surgery.[31] I

In 2007, the Sunday Telegraph disclosed she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She was subsequently reported to have made a full recovery.[32][33]

Charity work[edit]

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.[34] In July 2012, she became a patron of the International Glaucoma Association, hoping to support the organisation and raise the profile of glaucoma.[35] On 27 November 2012, she contributed a drawing of her own hand to the 2012 Celebrity Paw Auction, to raise funds for Cats Protection.[36]

Work[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1956Child in the HouseParty guestUncredited
1958Nowhere to GoBridget HowardNominated — BAFTA Award for Best Newcomer
1962Go to BlazesChantal
1963V.I.P.s, TheThe V.I.P.sMiss MeadAlso known as Hotel International
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress
1964Pumpkin Eater, TheThe Pumpkin EaterPhilpot
1965OthelloDesdemonaNominated — Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Young CassidyNoraNominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
1967Honey Pot, TheThe Honey PotSarah Watkins
1968Hot MillionsPatty Terwilliger Smith
1969Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, TheThe Prime of Miss Jean BrodieJean BrodieAcademy Award for Best Actress
BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated — Laurel Award for Best Female Dramatic Performance (4th place)
Nominated — National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress (3rd place)
Oh! What a Lovely WarMusic Hall StarNominated — New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress (3rd place)
1972Travels with My AuntAunt Augusta BertramNominated — Academy Award for Best Actress
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1973Love and Pain and the Whole Damn ThingLila Fisher
1976Murder by DeathDora Charleston
1978Death on the NileMiss BowersNominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
California SuiteDiana BarrieAcademy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actress
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated — National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress (3rd place)
Nominated — New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress (runner-up)
1981QuartetLois HeidlerEvening Standard British Film Award for Best Actress
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Clash of the TitansThetisNominated — Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress
1982Evil Under the SunDaphne Castle
Missionary, TheThe MissionaryLady Isabel Ames
1983Better Late Than NeverMiss Anderson
1984Private Function, AA Private FunctionJoyce ChilversBAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Lily in LoveLily Wynn
1985Room with a View, AA Room with a ViewCharlotte BartlettBAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
1987Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne, TheThe Lonely Passion of Judith HearneJudith HearneBAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actress
1990Romeo.JulietRosalineVoice only
1991HookWendy Darling
1992Sister ActReverend MotherNominated — American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
1993Sister Act 2: Back in the HabitReverend Mother
Secret Garden, TheThe Secret GardenMrs. MedlockNominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
1995Richard IIIDuchess of York
1996First Wives Club, TheThe First Wives ClubGunilla Garson GoldbergNational Board of Review Award for Best Cast
1997Washington SquareAunt Lavinia PennimanNominated — Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actress
1999Curtain CallLily MarloweThe film was later re-released under the title It All Came True
Last September, TheThe Last SeptemberLady Myra Naylor
Tea with MussoliniLady Hester RandomBAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
2001Gosford ParkConstance, Countess of TrenthamBroadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cast
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Satellite Award for Best Cast – Motion Picture
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated — Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — European Film Award for Best Actress
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Nominated — National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress (runner-up)
Nominated — New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress (runner-up)
Nominated — Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Nominated — San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress (runner-up)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's StoneProfessor Minerva McGonagallReleased in the US and India as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress
2002Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsProfessor Minerva McGonagallNominated — Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya SisterhoodCaro Eliza Bennett
2004Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanProfessor Minerva McGonagall
Ladies in LavenderJanet WiddingtonNominated — European Film Awards Jameson Audience/People's Choice Award for Best Actress
2005Keeping MumGrace Hawkins
Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireProfessor Minerva McGonagall
2007Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixProfessor Minerva McGonagall
Becoming JaneLady Gresham
2009Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceProfessor Minerva McGonagall
From Time to TimeLinnet Oldknow
2010Nanny McPhee and the Big BangMrs. Agatha DochertyReleased in the US and Canada as Nanny McPhee Returns
2011Gnomeo & JulietLady BlueburyVoice only
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2Professor Minerva McGonagall
2012The Best Exotic Marigold HotelMuriel DonnellyWomen Film Critics Circle Award for Best Comedic Actress
Women Film Critics Circle Award for Best Ensemble
Nominated — British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Acting Ensemble
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
QuartetJean HortonNominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
2014My Old Lady[37]Mathilde GiffardCompleted
2015The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2Muriel DonnellyPost-production

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1955BBC Sunday-Night TheatreTV series (1 episode: "The Makepeace Story #3: Family Business")
1956Theatre RoyalPaula BensonAlso known as Lilli Palmer Theatre
TV series (1 episode: "Death Under the City")
1957The Adventures of AggieFiona Frobisher-SmithTV series (1 episode: "Cobalt Blue")
Kraft Television TheatreTV series (1 episode: "Night of the Plague")
ITV Play of the WeekSusie/Fairy/Dixie Evens/Lois Ardsley/Jackie CorytonTV series (5 episodes: 1957-1960)
1958Chelsea at NineTV series (1 episode)
Armchair TheatreJulieTV series (3 episodes: 1958-1960)
1959ITV Television PlayhouseElaineTV series (2 episodes)
1966ITV Play of the WeekVictoriaTV series (1 episode: "Home and Beauty")
1967Much Ado About NothingBeatriceTV movie
1968Man and SupermanAnn WhitefieldTV video-taped drama (Play of the Month, BBC)
The SeagullIrina ArkadinaTV video-taped drama (Play of the Month, BBC)
ITV PlayhouseMrs. WislackTV series (1 episode: "On Approval")
1972The Merchant of VenicePortiaTV video-taped drama (Play of the Month, BBC)
The MillionairessEpifaniaTV video-taped drama (Play of the Month, BBC)
1983All for LoveMrs SillyTV series (1 episode: "Mrs Silly")
Nominated — BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress
1988Talking HeadsSusanTV series (1 episode: "A Bed Among the Lentils")
RTS Television Award for Best Actor - Female
Nominated — BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress
1992Screen TwoMrs. Mabel PettigrewTV series (1 episode: "Memento Mori")
Nominated — BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress
1993Great PerformancesViolet VenableTV series (1 episode: "Suddenly, Last Summer")
Nominated — Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress – Miniseries or a Movie
1999All the King's MenQueen AlexandraTV movie
David CopperfieldBetsey TrotwoodTV movie
Nominated — BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress
Nominated — Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress – Miniseries or a Movie
2003My House in UmbriaEmily DelahuntyTV movie
Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress – Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
2007Capturing MaryMary GilbertTV movie
Nominated — Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Actress
Nominated — Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress – Miniseries or a Movie
2010–PresentDownton AbbeyViolet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of GranthamTV series (25 episodes: 2010–present)
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series (2013)
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Series, Miniseries or Television Film (2012)
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (2012)
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress - Series, Miniseries or Television Film (2012)
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2012)
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (2011)
TV Times Award for Best Actress (2011)
Nominated — People's Choice Award for Favorite Cable TV Actress (2014)
Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (2013)
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2013)
Nominated — BAFTA TV Award for Best Supporting Actress (2012)
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series (2012)
Nominated — TV Guide Award for Favorite Actress (2012, 2013)
Nominated — Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Actress (2011)
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Series, Miniseries or Television Film (2011)
Nominated — Golden Nymph for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series (2011, 2013)
Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress - Series, Miniseries or Television Film (2011)
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie (2011)
2013National Theatre LiveHerself/Mrs. SullenTV series (1 episode: "50 Years on Stage")

Theatre[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

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  20. ^ Michael Coveney, "Obituary: Ned Sherrin", The Guardian, 3 October 2007; retrieved 22 December 2011
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  27. ^ Shakespeare Theatre Company#The Will Awards
  28. ^ Michael Coveney, "I'm Very Scared of Being Back on Stage", thisislondon.co.uk, 3 February 2007 [1]
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  30. ^ Downton Abbey. "Dame Maggie Smith has no plans to retire from Downton Abbey". Telegraph. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
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