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Maggie Smith

Maggie Smith
  • Career: Actress
  • Top celebrities: 3498
  • BirthDate: 1934, 28 of December , Ilford, Essex, England, UK
  • Spouse: Beverley Cross (23 August 1975 - 20 March 1998) (his death), Robert Stephens (29 June 1967 - 6 May 1974) (divorced) 2 children
  • Zodiac sign: Capricorn
  • Facts of life

    Maggie Smith

    Harry Potter couldn’t have become a celebrity wizard had Maggie Smith not been there as his very understanding yet stern professor at Hogwarts! Yes, she is a versatile British actress who has also made a mark for herself in Hollywood. Such is the caliber of this actress that has got her recognition from some of the most celebrated authors and critics who find her acting to be par beyond excellence.

    Her films include California Suite, Gosford Park, Harry Potter and numerous others that are all classics in their own right. Smith has a penchant for choosing roles that are simply outstanding and we have all seen her portray roles that are complicated yet funny. Who would forget her in the famous movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in which she essayed her part of an uptight British lady so effortlessly?

    Two of Maggie Smith’s  films namely The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and My Old Lady will see the light of the day this year and will showcase her in a different light.

  • Awards: Nominated Oscar - 2002 for "Best Actress in a Supporting Role for:Gosford Park (2001)."
    Nominated Oscar - 1987 for "Best Actress in a Supporting Role for:A Room with a View (1985)."
    Won Oscar - 1979 for "Best Actress in a Supporting Role for:California Suite (1978)."
    Nominated Oscar - 1973 for "Best Actress in a Leading Role for:Travels with My Aunt (1972)."
    Won Oscar - 1970 for "Best Actress in a Leading Role for:The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969). Maggie Smith was not present at the awards ceremony. Alice Ghostley accepted the award on her behalf."
    Nominated Oscar - 1966 for "Best Actress in a Supporting Role for:Othello (1965)."
    Nominated Saturn Award - 2002 for "Best Supporting Actress for:Гарри Поттер и философский камень (2001)."
    Nominated Saturn Award - 1982 for "Best Supporting Actress for:Clash of the Titans (1981)."
    Nominated BAFTA Film Award - 2002 for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for:Gosford Park (2001)."
    Won BAFTA Film Award - 2000 for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for:Tea with Mussolini (1999)."
    Won Academy Fellowship - 1996 for ""
    Nominated BAFTA Film Award - 1994 for "Best Actress in a Supporting Role for:The Secret Garden (1993)."
    Won Special Award - 1993 for "BAFTA Special Lifetime Achievement Award."
    Won BAFTA Film Award - 1989 for "Best Actress for:The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987)."
    Won BAFTA Film Award - 1987 for "Best Actress for:A Room with a View (1985)."
    Won BAFTA Film Award - 1985 for "Best Actress for:A Private Function (1984)."
    Nominated BAFTA TV Award - 1984 for "Best Actress for:"All for Love" (1982). For episode "Mrs. Silly (#2.3)"."
    Nominated BAFTA Film Award - 1982 for "Best Actress for:Quartet (1981)."
    Nominated BAFTA Film Award - 1980 for "Best Actress for:California Suite (1978)."
    Nominated BAFTA Film Award - 1979 for "Best Supporting Actress for:Death on the Nile (1978)."
    Won BAFTA Film Award - 1970 for "Best Actress for:The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)."
    Nominated BAFTA Film Award - 1966 for "Best British Actress for:Young Cassidy (1965)."
    Nominated BAFTA Film Award - 1959 for "Most Promising Newcomer to Film for:Nowhere to Go (1958)."
    Won Critics Choice Award - 2002 for "Best Acting Ensemble for:Gosford Park (2001). Shared with: Eileen Atkins Bob Balaban Alan Bates Charles Dance Stephen Fry Michael Gambon Richard E. Grant Tom Hollander Derek Jacobi Kelly Macdonald Helen Mirren Jeremy Northam Clive Owen Ryan Phillippe Kristin Scott Thomas Geraldine Somerville Sophie Thompson Emily Watson James Wilby"
    Nominated Broadcasting Press Guild Award - 2011 for "Best Actress for:"Downton Abbey" (2010)."
    Nominated Broadcasting Press Guild Award - 2008 for "Best Actress for:Capturing Mary (2007) (TV)."
    Nominated CFCA Award - 2002 for "Best Supporting Actress for:Gosford Park (2001)."
    Nominated Chlotrudis Award - 1998 for "Best Supporting Actress for:Washington Square (1997)."
    Nominated DFWFCA Award - 2002 for "Best Supporting Actress for:Gosford Park (2001)."
    Won Emmy - 2011 for "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for:"Downton Abbey" (2010)."
    Nominated Emmy - 2010 for "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for:Capturing Mary (2007) (TV). (HBO)."
    Won Emmy - 2003 for "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for:My House in Umbria (2003) (TV). (HBO)."
    Nominated Emmy - 2000 for "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for:David Copperfield (1999) (TV). (PBS)."
    Nominated Emmy - 1993 for "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special for:"Great Performances: Suddenly, Last Summer (#21.10)" (1993). (PBS). (Shown within _"Great Performances" (1972)_ )."
    Nominated Audience Award - 2005 for "Best Actress for:Ladies in Lavender. (2004). Shared with: Judi Dench"
    Nominated Audience Award - 2002 for "Best Actress for:Gosford Park (2001)."
    Won Evening Standard British Film Award - 1989 for "Best Actress for:The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987). Tied with Billie Whitelaw for The Dressmaker (1988)."
    Won Evening Standard British Film Award - 1982 for "Best Actress for:Quartet (1981)."
    Won Evening Standard British Film Award - 1980 for "Best Actress for:California Suite (1978)."
    Won FFCC Award - 2002 for "Best Ensemble Cast for:Gosford Park (2001). Shared with: Eileen Atkins Bob Balaban Alan Bates Charles Dance Stephen Fry Michael Gambon Richard E. Grant Tom Hollander Derek Jacobi Kelly Macdonald Helen Mirren Jeremy Northam Clive Owen Ryan Phillippe Kristin Scott Thomas Geraldine Somerville Sophie Thompson Emily Watson James Wilby"
    Nominated Golden Globe - 2012 for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for:"Downton Abbey" (2010)."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 2004 for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television for:My House in Umbria (2003) (TV)."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 2002 for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for:Gosford Park (2001)."
    Won Golden Globe - 1987 for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for:A Room with a View (1985). Maggie Smith was not present at the ceremony. Director James Ivory accepted the award on her behalf."
    Won Golden Globe - 1979 for "Best Motion Picture Actress - Musical/Comedy for:California Suite (1978)."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1973 for "Best Motion Picture Actress - Musical/Comedy for:Travels with My Aunt (1972)."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1970 for "Best Motion Picture Actress - Drama for:The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1966 for "Best Motion Picture Actress - Drama for:Othello (1965)."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1964 for "Most Promising Newcomer - Female for:The V.I.P.s (1963)."
    Won KCFCC Award - 2002 for "Best Supporting Actress for:Gosford Park (2001). Tied with Jennifer Connelly for Игры разума (2001)."
    Won KCFCC Award - 1987 for "Best Supporting Actress for:A Room with a View (1985)."
    Won KCFCC Award - 1979 for "Best Supporting Actress for:California Suite (1978)."
    Nominated Golden Laurel - 1970 for "Female Dramatic Performance for:The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969). 4th place."
    Nominated Golden Laurel - 1966 for "New Faces, Female 11th place."
    Nominated Golden Nymph - 2011 for "Outstanding Actress - Drama Series for:"Downton Abbey" (2010)."
    Nominated Golden Nymph - 2004 for "Mini-Series - Best Performance by an Actress for:My House in Umbria (2003) (TV)."
    Won NBR Award - 1996 for "Best Acting by an Ensemble for:Клуб первых жён (1996). Shared with: Bette Midler Goldie Hawn Diane Keaton Dan Hedaya Sarah Jessica Parker Stockard Channing Victor Garber Stephen Collins Elizabeth Berkley Marcia Gay Harden Bronson Pinchot Jennifer Dundas Eileen Heckart Philip Bosco Rob Reiner James Naughton Ari Greenberg Aida Linares"
    2nd place NSFC Award - 2002 for "Best Supporting Actress for:Gosford Park (2001)."
    3rd place NSFC Award - 1979 for "Best Supporting Actress for:California Suite (1978)."
    2nd place NYFCC Award - 2001 for "Best Supporting Actress for:Gosford Park (2001)."
    3rd place NYFCC Award - 1987 for "Best Actress for:The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987)."
    2nd place NYFCC Award - 1978 for "Best Supporting Actress for:California Suite (1978)."
    3rd place NYFCC Award - 1969 for "Best Actress for:Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)."
    Won OFCS Award - 2002 for "Best Ensemble for:Gosford Park (2001). Shared with: Eileen Atkins Bob Balaban Alan Bates Charles Dance Stephen Fry Michael Gambon Richard E. Grant Tom Hollander Derek Jacobi Kelly Macdonald Helen Mirren Jeremy Northam Clive Owen Ryan Phillippe Kristin Scott Thomas Geraldine Somerville Sophie Thompson Emily Watson James Wilby"
    Nominated PFCS Award - 2003 for "Best Acting Ensemble for:Гарри Поттер и тайная комната (2002). Shared with: Kenneth Branagh John Cleese Robbie Coltrane Warwick Davis Richard Griffiths Rupert Grint Richard Harris Jason Isaacs Daniel Radcliffe Alan Rickman Fiona Shaw Julie Walters Emma Watson"
    Nominated PFCS Award - 2002 for "Best Acting Ensemble for:Gosford Park (2001). Shared with: Eileen Atkins Bob Balaban Alan Bates Charles Dance Stephen Fry Michael Gambon Richard E. Grant Tom Hollander Derek Jacobi Kelly Macdonald Helen Mirren Jeremy Northam Clive Owen Ryan Phillippe Kristin Scott Thomas Geraldine Somerville Sophie Thompson Emily Watson James Wilby"
    Won RTS Television Award - 1989 for "Best Actor - Female for:"Talking Heads" (1987). For episode "Bed Amongst The Lentils"."
    2nd place SDFCS Award - 2001 for "Best Supporting Actress for:Gosford Park (2001)."
    Nominated Satellite Award - 2011 for "Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for:"Downton Abbey" (2010)."
    Nominated Golden Satellite Award - 2004 for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television for:My House in Umbria (2003) (TV)."
    Won Golden Satellite Award - 2002 for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Comedy or Musical for:Gosford Park (2001)."
    Nominated Actor - 2012 for "Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries for:"Downton Abbey" (2010)."
    Won Actor - 2002 for "Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture for:Gosford Park (2001). Shared with: Eileen Atkins Bob Balaban Alan Bates Charles Dance Stephen Fry Michael Gambon Richard E. Grant Tom Hollander Derek Jacobi Kelly Macdonald Helen Mirren Jeremy Northam Clive Owen Ryan Phillippe Kristin Scott Thomas Geraldine Somerville Sophie Thompson Emily Watson James Wilby"
    Won SEFCA Award - 2001 for "Best Supporting Actress for:Gosford Park (2001). Tied with Jennifer Connelly for Игры разума (2001) and Marisa Tomei for In the Bedroom (2001)."
  • Position in top best awards winner: 71
  • Films with Maggie Smith: Quartet - 2012
    Downton Abbey - 2010-2012
    The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - 2011
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 - 2011
    Gnomeo & Juliet - 2011
    Nanny McPhee Returns - 2010
    From Time to Time - 2009
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - 2009
    Capturing Mary - 2007
    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - 2007
    Becoming Jane - 2007
    Keeping Mum - 2005
    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - 2005
    Ladies in Lavender. - 2004
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - 2004
    My House in Umbria - 2003
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - 2002
    Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood - 2002
    Gosford Park - 2001
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - 2001
    David Copperfield - 1999
    All the King's Men - 1999
    The Last September - 1999
    Tea with Mussolini - 1999
    It All Came True - 1998
    Washington Square - 1997
    The First Wives Club - 1996
    Richard III - 1995
    Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit - 1993
    The Secret Garden - 1993
    Great Performances - 1993
    Sister Act - 1992
    Screen Two - 1992
    Hook - 1991
    Romeo.Juliet - 1990
    Talking Heads - 1988
    The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne - 1987
    A Room with a View - 1985
    A Private Function - 1984
    Lily in Love - 1984
    All for Love - 1983
    Better Late Than Never - 1983
    The Missionary - 1982
    Evil Under the Sun - 1982
    Clash of the Titans - 1981
    Quartet - 1981
    California Suite - 1978
    Death on the Nile - 1978
    Murder by Death - 1976
    Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing - 1973
    Travels with My Aunt - 1972
    BBC Play of the Month - 1968-1972
    Oh! What a Lovely War - 1969
    The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - 1969
    Hot Millions - 1968
    ITV Playhouse - 1968
    The Honey Pot - 1967
    Much Ado About Nothing - 1967
    ITV Play of the Week - 1957-1966
    Othello - 1965
    Young Cassidy - 1965
    The Pumpkin Eater - 1964
    The V.I.P.s - 1963
    Go to Blazes - 1962
    Armchair Theatre - 1958-1960
    Nowhere to Go - 1958
    Kraft Theatre - 1957
    Lilli Palmer Theatre - 1956
    The Adventures of Aggie - 1956
    Child in the House - 1956
    BBC Sunday-Night Theatre - 1955
    1 a Minute - 2010
    Francesco's Italy: Top to Toe - 2006
    Preparing for the Yule Ball - 2006
    Planet Voice - 2005
    Inside 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' - 2005
    HBO First Look - 2002-2005
    Charlie Rose - 2002-2005
    Ronnie Barker: A BAFTA Tribute - 2004
    Interviews with Professors & More - 2003
    The 74th Annual Academy Awards - 2002
    The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards - 2002
    Judi Dench: A BAFTA Tribute - 2002
    The Rosie O'Donnell Show - 2001
    The Orange British Academy Film Awards - 2001
    The Orange British Academy Film Awards - 2000
    Reputations - 1998
    Agnieszka Holland on the Set - 1997
    On the Set of 'Washington Square' - 1997
    The Evening Standard Drama Awards - 1996
    The 44th Annual Tony Awards - 1990
    The Making of Agatha Christie's 'Evil Under the Sun' - 1982
    The 51st Annual Academy Awards - 1979
    The 50th Annual Academy Awards - 1978
    Dinah! - 1977
    The Carol Burnett Show - 1974-1975
    The 29th Annual Tony Awards - 1975
    Parkinson - 1973
    The 43rd Annual Academy Awards - 1971
    The Merv Griffin Show - 1971
    The 24th Annual Tony Awards - 1970
    Sean O'Casey: The Spirit of Ireland - 1965
    Variety Club Awards - 1964
    Double Your Money - 1955-1956
    This Morning - 2011
    OK! TV - 2011
    Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 - 2010
    Are Friends Electric - 2007
    Changing Time: Living and Leaving Doctor Who - 2006
    Harry vs. the Horntail: The First Task - 2006
    The Agatha Christie Code - 2005
    Ciclo Agatha Christie - 2005
    Britain's Finest - 2005
    Creating the Vision - 2004
    Interviews with Students - 2003
    Omnibus - 2001
    50 Years of Funny Females - 1995
    Oscar's Greatest Moments - 1992
    Biography -
    The 59th Annual Academy Awards - 1987
    The Wandering Company - 1984
    Death on the Nile: Making of Featurette - 1978
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  • Maggie Smith`s Biography
Also born in December 1932-1937