Maggie Smith

Maggie Smith films and short biography

Dame Margaret Natalie 'Maggie' Smith, DBE (born 28 December 1934) 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. 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. Her 1965 film role as Desdemona, in William Shakespeare's Othello, earned her an Academy Award nomination (the first of her six) 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 (source:

Maggie Smith FILMS LIST

1956 Child in the House
1958 Nowhere to Go
1962 Go to Blazes
1963 The V.I.P.s
1964 The Pumpkin Eater
1965 Othello
1965 Young Cassidy
1967 The Honey Pot
1968 Hot Millions
1969 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
1969 Oh! What a Lovely War
1972 Travels with My Aunt
1973 Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing
1976 Murder by Death
1978 Death on the Nile
1978 California Suite
1981 Quartet
1981 Clash of the Titans
1982 Evil Under the Sun
1982 The Missionary
1983 Better Late Than Never
1984 A Private Function
1984 Lily in Love
1985 A Room with a View
1987 The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne
1990 Romeo.Juliet
1991 Hook
1992 Sister Act
1993 Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
1993 The Secret Garden
1995 Richard III
1996 The First Wives Club
1997 Washington Square
1999 Curtain Call
1999 The Last September
1999 Tea with Mussolini
2001 Gosford Park
2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
2002 Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
2004 Ladies in Lavender
2005 Keeping Mum
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
2007 Becoming Jane
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
2009 From Time to Time
2010 Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang
2011 Gnomeo & Juliet
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2
2012 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
2012 Quartet
2014 My Old Lady
2016. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2


1955 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre
1956 Theatre Royal
1957 The Adventures of Aggie
1957 Kraft Television Theatre
1957 ITV Play of the Week
1958 Chelsea at Nine
1958 Armchair Theatre
1959 ITV Television Playhouse
1966 ITV Play of the Week
1967 Much Ado About Nothing
1968 Man and Superman
1968 The Seagull
1968 ITV Playhouse
1972 The Merchant of Venice
1972 The Millionairess
1983 All for Love
1988 Talking Heads
1992 Screen Two
1993 Great Performances
1999 All the King's Men
1999 David Copperfield
2003 My House in Umbria
2007 Capturing Mary
2010-2016 Downton Abbey


Twelfth Night, Oxford Playhouse, 1952
He Who Gets Slapped, Clarendon Press Institute, 1952
Cinderella, Oxford Playhouse, 1952
Rookery Nook, Oxford Playhouse, 1953
Housemaster, Oxford Playhouse, 1953
Cakes and Ale (revue), Edinburgh Festival, 1953
The Love of Four Colonels, Oxford Playhouse, 1953
The Ortolan, Maxton Hall, 1954
Don't Listen Ladies, Oxford Playhouse, 1954
The Government Inspector, Oxford Playhouse, 1954
The Letter, Oxford Playhouse, 1954
A Man About The House, Oxford Playhouse, 1954
On the Mile (revue), Edinburgh Festival, 1954
Oxford Accents, New Watergate Theatre, London, 1954
Theatre 1900, Oxford Playhouse, 1954
Listen to the Wind, Oxford Playhouse, 1954
The Magistrate, Oxford Playhouse, 1955
The School For Scandal, Oxford Playhouse, 1955
New Faces of '56 (revue), Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York, 1956
Share My Lettuce (revue), Lyric Hammersmith and Comedy Theatre, 1957
The Stepmother, St. Martin's Theatre, 1958
The Double Dealer, Old Vic, 1959
As You Like It, Old Vic, 1959
Richard II, Old Vic, 1959
The Merry Wives of Windsor, Old Vic, 1959
What Every Woman Knows, Old Vic, 1960
Rhinoceros, Strand Theatre, 1960
Strip the Willow, UK Tour, 1960
The Rehearsal, Bristol Old Vic and Globe Theatre, 1961
The Private Ear and The Public Eye, Globe Theatre, 1962
Mary, Mary, Queen's Theatre, 1963
The Recruiting Officer, National Theatre/Old Vic, 1963
Othello, National Theatre/Old Vic, 1964
The Master Builder, National Theatre/Old Vic, 1964
Hay Fever, National Theatre/Old Vic, 1964
Much Ado About Nothing, National Theatre/Old Vic, 1965
Trelawney of the Wells, National Theatre/Old Vic, 1965
Miss Julie, National Theatre/Old Vic, 1966
Black Comedy, National Theatre/Old Vic, 1966
A Bond Honoured, National Theatre/Old Vic, 1966
The Country Wife, Chichester Festival Theatre, 1969
The Beaux Stratagem, National Theatre/Old Vic and Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1970
Hedda Gabler, National Theatre/Cambridge Theatre, 1970
Design for Living, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1971
Private Lives, Queen's Theatre, 1972
Peter Pan, London Coliseum, 1973
Snap, Vaudeville Theatre, 1974
Private Lives, US tour and 46th Street Theatre, New York, 1975 [Tony nomination]
The Way of the World, Stratford, Canada, 1976
Antony and Cleopatra, Stratford, Canada, 1976
Three Sisters, Stratford, Canada, 1976
The Guardsman, Stratford, Canada and Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1976
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Stratford, Canada and Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1977
Richard III, Stratford, Canada, 1977
As You Like It, Stratford, Canada, 1977
Hay Fever, Stratford, Canada, 1977
Macbeth, Stratford, Canada, 1978
Private Lives, Stratford, Canada, 1978
Night and Day, Phoenix Theatre, Washington D.C. and ANTA Playhouse, New York, 1979 [Tony nomination]
Much Ado About Nothing, Stratford, Canada, 1980
The Seagull, Stratford, Canada, 1980
Virginia, Stratford, Canada, 1980 and Theatre Royal Haymarket, 1981
The Way of the World, Chichester Festival Theatre and Theatre Royal Haymarket, 1984
The Interpreters, Queen's Theatre, 1985
The Infernal Machine, Lyric Hammersmith, 1986
Coming Into Land, National Theatre/Lyttelton, 1987
Lettice and Lovage, Globe Theatre, 1987
Lettice and Lovage, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York, 1990 [Tony win]
The Importance of Being Earnest, Aldwych Theatre, 1993
Three Tall Women, Wyndham's Theatre, 1994 and 1995
Talking Heads, Chichester Festival Theatre and Comedy Theatre, 1996
A Delicate Balance, Theatre Royal Haymarket, 1997
The Lady in the Van, Queen's Theatre, London, 1999
The Breath of Life, Theatre Royal Haymarket, London, 2002
Talking Heads, Australian tour, 2004
The Lady From Dubuque, Theatre Royal Haymarket, 2007