Maggie Smith

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Dame
Maggie Smith
DBE
Dame Maggie Smith-cropped.jpg
Smith in Kensington Gardens filming Capturing Mary, March 2007
BornMargaret Natalie Smith
(1934-12-28) 28 December 1934 (age 78)
Ilford, Essex, England
NationalityBritish
Alma materOxford High School for Girls
Oxford Playhouse
OccupationActress
Years active1952–present
Spouse(s)Robert Stephens
(m. 1967–1974; divorced)
Beverley Cross
(m. 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
Smith in Kensington Gardens filming Capturing Mary, March 2007
BornMargaret Natalie Smith
(1934-12-28) 28 December 1934 (age 78)
Ilford, Essex, England
NationalityBritish
Alma materOxford High School for Girls
Oxford Playhouse
OccupationActress
Years active1952–present
Spouse(s)Robert Stephens
(m. 1967–1974; divorced)
Beverley Cross
(m. 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 a British film, stage and television 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 first drew praise for the crime film Nowhere to Go (1958), for which she received her first BAFTA Award nomination.[1] Her 1965 film role as Desdemona, in William Shakespeare's Othello, earned her an Academy Award nomination (the first of her six)[2] and a Golden Globe nomination. Since then Smith has worked consistently in film, television and stage, establishing herself as one of the most respected British actresses.

Her most notable films include The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Travels with My Aunt, Murder by Death, California Suite, Death on the Nile, Evil Under the Sun, A Private Function, A Room with a View, The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne, Gosford Park and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. She has also appeared in a number of widely popular films, including Clash of the Titans, Hook, both Sister Act films, and as Professor Minerva McGonagall in the highly successful Harry Potter film series. 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 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, a Tony Award and an Honorary Olivier Award. Smith is one of the few actresses to have won the Triple Crown of Acting.[3] In September 2012, she was honoured with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival’s Legacy Award.[4] She accepted the award, presented to her by Christopher Plummer, in a star-studded ceremony at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. She is one of only five actresses to win Oscars in both lead and supporting categories.[5]

Early life[edit]

Smith was born in Ilford, Essex, England; she moved to Oxford when she was four. She is the daughter of Margaret Smith (née Hutton), a Glasgow-born secretary, and Nathaniel Smith, a Newcastle upon Tyne-born public health pathologist who worked at Oxford University.[6][7][8][9][10] 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.[11] Smith studied at 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 made 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 also played the title role in Ingmar Bergman's production of Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler" and appeared opposite Olivier in the same playwright's "The Master Builder". Her gift for comedy was apparent in plays such as "The Recruiting Officer" (Farquhar) and as Beatrice in "Much Ado About Nothing", staged by Zeffirelli.

She appeared with Ronnie Barker at the Oxford Playhouse in the play The Housemaster and various others.

Smith as Jean Brodie

In 1969, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as an unorthodox Scottish schoolteacher in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, a role originally created on stage by Vanessa Redgrave in 1966 in London. (Zoe Caldwell won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play when she created the role in New York.) Smith was also awarded the 1978 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as the brittle actress Diana Barry in California Suite, acting opposite Michael Caine. Afterward, on 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. She also 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, where she appeared as the formidable Lady Hester. Indeed, many of her more mature roles have centred on what Smith refers to as her "gallery of grotesques", playing waspish, sarcastic or plain rude characters. Recent examples of this would include the judgmental sister in Ladies in Lavender and the cantankerous snob Constance, Countess of Trentham, in Gosford Park, for which she received another Oscar nomination.

Other notable roles include the querulous Charlotte Bartlett in the Merchant Ivory production of A Room with a View, a vivid supporting turn as the aged Duchess of York in Ian McKellen's film of Richard III, and a little known but powerful performance as Lila Fisher in the 1973 film Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing with Timothy Bottoms. Due to the international success of the Harry Potter movies, she is now widely known for playing the role of Professor Minerva McGonagall, opposite Daniel Radcliffe, with whom she had previously worked in the 1999 BBC television adaptation of David Copperfield, playing Betsey Trotwood. Smith was Rowling's personal choice for the role of Minerva, a role she had played in seven of the eight films in the series and had been nominated twice for Best Supporting Actress. She also plays an older Wendy in the Peter Pan movie Hook, and Mrs. Medlock in The Secret Garden.

Smith was author J. K. Rowling's personal choice for the role of McGonagall in the Harry Potter film series.

In 2010, she started appearing as Violet Crawley, the 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.[15] Smith has won two Emmy Awards for this role.[16] In 2013, she received a Golden Globe Award for her performance in Downton Abbey season 2.[17]

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.

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.[18]

She appeared in a 1954 BBC television programme, Oxford Accents, produced by Ned Sherrin.[19] 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.[20][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 in this performance 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.[23] One of Smith's 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.[24] In Hollywood, Smith was a nominee for the Golden Globe Awards New Star of the Year (Actress) in 1964 for her performance in The V.I.P.s.

Smith's handprints in Leicester Square

In 2012, Smith played Muriel in the British comedy The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. She also starred as Jean Horton in Quartet, based on Ronald Harwood's play, directed by Dustin Hoffman.

Smith was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 1970 New Year Honours[25] and was raised to Dame Commander (DBE) in the 1990 New Year Honours.[26]

In 1986, she was awarded an Honorary Degree (Doctor of Letters) from the University of Bath.[27] She also received honorary degrees from the University of St Andrews in 1971 and the University of Cambridge in 1995.[28]

In 1999, Smith received the William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre (The Will Award) presented by the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC.[29]

Personal life[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 in 1967) and Toby Stephens (born in 1969),[9] and divorced on 6 May 1974.[9] Smith is a grandmother via both her sons.[30][31]

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."[32]

In January 1988, she was diagnosed with Graves disease and has been undergoing treatments of radiotherapy and surgery on the eyes.[33] In 2007, the Sunday Telegraph's Mandrake diary disclosed that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She was subsequently reported to have made a full recovery.[34]

Smith has also been involved in charity work. In September 2011, she offered her support for raising the $4.6 million needed to rebuild the Court Theatre in New Zealand after the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake.[35] In July 2012, she became a patron of the International Glaucoma Association, hoping to support the organisation and raise the profile of glaucoma.[36] On 27 November 2012, Smith contributed a unique piece of art – a drawing of her own hand – to the 2012 Celebrity Paw Auction, in order to raise funds for Cats Protection.[37]

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 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[38]Mathilde GiffardPost-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)
Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (2012)
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Series, Miniseries or Television Film (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)
Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (2011)
TV Times Award for Best Actress (2011)
Pending — People's Choice Award for Favorite Cable TV Actress (2014)
Nominated — Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (2013)
Nominated — TV Guide Award for Favorite Actress (2012, 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 — Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Actress (2011)
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Series, Miniseries or Television Film (2011)
Nominated — Monte-Carlo Television Festival Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series (2011,[39] 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]

Bibliography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BAFTA Awards Search | BAFTA Awards". Awards.bafta.org. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  2. ^ British, The (2013-02-23). "Celebrating: Award-Winner Maggie Smith". The British TV Place. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  3. ^ July 9, 2010  (2010-07-09). "What do Al Pacino and Maggie Smith have in common? | Gold Derby | Los Angeles Times". Goldderby.latimes.com. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  4. ^ "Maggie Smith receives Stratford festival’s Legacy Award" (Sep 10 2012) Toronto Star
  5. ^ "Academy Awards Best Actress". Filmsite.org. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  6. ^ Mackenzie, Suzie (20 November 2004). "You have to laugh". The Guardian (UK). Retrieved 10 December 2007. 
  7. ^ "Maggie Smith Biography (1934–)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  8. ^ Maggies Smith at Yahoo Movies.
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  10. ^ Maggie Smith. Film Reference.com.
  11. ^ It's Hello From Him!, Ronnie Barker 1988 0-450-48871-3
  12. ^ "Maggie Smith biography and filmography". Tribute.ca. 1934-12-28. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  13. ^ The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance (2012) Oxford University Press eISBN 9780191727818
  14. ^ Maggie Smith (1990) 44th Tony Awards
  15. ^ Official Website of the Annual Golden Globe Awards at www.goldenglobes.org. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  16. ^ "Maggie Smith Emmy Award Winner". Emmys.com. Retrieved 2012-05-22. 
  17. ^ "Maggie Smith Steals Supporting Actress Statue At Golden Globes!" (1/13/2013) PerezHilton.com
  18. ^ List of Maggie Smith awards and nominations
  19. ^ Michael Coveney, "Obituary: Ned Sherrin", The Guardian (Wednesday, 3 October 2007). Retrieved at www.guardian.co.uk, 22 December 2011
  20. ^ Broadway International Database at broadway.com. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  21. ^ Internet Broadway Database at www.ibdb.com. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  22. ^ The Guide to Musical Theatre at www.guidetomusicaltheatre.com. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  23. ^ "Rob Wilton Theatricalia: Theatre World magazines, 1950s" at www.phyllis.demon.co.uk. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  24. ^ "Film Nominations 1958" at www.bafta.org. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  25. ^ "Viewing Page 9 of Issue 44999". London-gazette.co.uk. 1969-12-30. Retrieved 2012-05-22. 
  26. ^ "Viewing Page 7 of Issue 51981". London-gazette.co.uk. 1989-12-29. Retrieved 2012-05-22. 
  27. ^ "Honorary Graduates 1989 to present". University of Bath. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  28. ^ Maggie Smith (I) - Biography
  29. ^ Shakespeare Theatre Company#The Will Awards
  30. ^ Michael Coveney, "I'm Very Scared of Being Back on Stage", thisislondon.co.uk, 3 February 2007 [1]
  31. ^ Mark Lawson (31 May 2007). "Mark Lawson, "Prodigal Son", The Guardian, 31 May 2007.". London: Arts.guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  32. ^ Downton Abbey. "Dame Maggie Smith has no plans to retire from Downton". Telegraph. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  33. ^ "There Is Nothing Like This Dame - New York Times". Nytimes.com. 1990-03-18. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  34. ^ "Actress Maggie Smith recounts cancer battle". Google.com. 2009-10-05. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  35. ^ Dame Maggie supporting Christchurch theatre - Story - Campbell Live - TV Shows - 3 News
  36. ^ The IGA Welcomes Dame Maggie Smith | International Glaucoma Association
  37. ^ Cats Protection - Caring for the UK′s Cats: homing, neutering, raising awareness
  38. ^ Kemp, Stuart (7 May 2013). "Cannes: Maggie Smith to Star in Israel Horovitz's 'My Old Lady'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  39. ^ "In Full: Monte Carlo TV Festival fiction nominees". digitalspy.com. 2011. Retrieved 2012-11-29. 

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