Maggie Smith



Place of birth:

Ilford Borough, Essex, United Kingdom:


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.

Film Credits

Downton Abbey (2019)
as Violet Crawley
Nothing Like a Dame (2018)
as Herself
Sherlock Gnomes (2018)
as Lady Bluebury (voice)
Rod Taylor: Pulling No Punches (2017)
as Self
The ROH Live: Woolf Works (2017)
as Reading (voice)
Robin And Mark And Richard III (2016)
as Herself
The Lady in the Van (2015)
as Miss Shepherd
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)
as Muriel Donnelly
My Old Lady (2014)
as Mathilde Girard
National Theatre Live: Fifty Years on Stage (2013)
as Mrs. Sullen
Quartet (2012)
as Jean Horton
Christmas at Downton Abbey (2011)
as Violet Crawley
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
as Muriel Donnelly
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
as Minerva McGonagall
Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)
as Lady Bluebury (voice)
Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (2010)
as Agatha Rose Doherty
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
as Minerva McGonagall
From Time to Time (2009)
as Linnet
Capturing Mary (2007)
as Mary Gilbert
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
as Minerva McGonagall
Becoming Jane (2007)
as Lady Gresham
The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays (2006)
as Lettice Douffet (segment "Lettice and Lovage")
Keeping Mum (2005)
as Grace Hawkins
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
as Minerva McGonagall
Ladies in Lavender (2004)
as Janet
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
as Minerva McGonagall
My House in Umbria (2003)
as Mrs. Emily Delahunty
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
as Minerva McGonagall
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
as Caro Eliza Bennett
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)
as Minerva McGonagall
Gosford Park (2001)
as Constance Trentham
The Last September (2000)
as Lady Myra Naylor
All the King's Men (1999)
as Queen Alexandra
Tea with Mussolini (1999)
as Lady Hester Random
Curtain Call (1998)
as Lily Marlowe
Washington Square (1997)
as Aunt Lavinia Penniman
The First Wives Club (1996)
as Gunilla Garson Goldberg
Richard III (1995)
as Duchess of York
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)
as Mother Superior
The Secret Garden (1993)
as Mrs. Medlock
Suddenly, Last Summer (1993)
as Violet Venable
Sister Act (1992)
as Mother Superior
Memento Mori (1992)
as Mrs Mabel Pettigrew
Hook (1991)
as Granny Wendy
Romeo.Juliet (1990)
as Rosaline (voice)
Talking Heads (1988)
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987)
as Judith Hearne
A Room with a View (1985)
as Charlotte Bartlett
A Private Function (1984)
as Joyce Chilvers
Lily in Love (1984)
as Lily Wynn
Better Late Than Never (1983)
as Miss Anderson
The Missionary (1982)
as Lady Isabel Ames
Evil Under the Sun (1982)
as Daphne Castle
The Making of Agatha Christie's 'Evil Under the Sun' (1982)
as Herself / Daphne Castle
Quartet (1981)
as Lois Heidler
Clash of the Titans (1981)
as Thetis
California Suite (1978)
as Diana Barrie
Death on the Nile (1978)
as Miss Bowers
Death on the Nile: Making of Featurette (1978)
as Miss Bowers
Murder by Death (1976)
as Dora Charleston
Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing (1973)
as Lila Fisher
Travels with My Aunt (1972)
as Augusta Bertram
The Millionairess (1972)
as Epifania
The Merchant of Venice (1972)
as Portia
Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)
as Music Hall Star
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)
as Jean Brodie
Hot Millions (1968)
as Patty Terwilliger Smith
The Honey Pot (1967)
as Sarah Watkins
Much Ado About Nothing (1967)
as Beatrice
Othello (1965)
as Desdemona
Young Cassidy (1965)
as Nora
The Pumpkin Eater (1964)
as Philpot
The V.I.P.s (1963)
as Miss Mead
Go to Blazes (1962)
as Chantal
Nowhere to Go (1958)
as Bridget Howard
Child in the House (1956)
as Party Guest (uncredited)