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Maggie Smith

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Maggie Smith

English film, stage and television actor add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1934.

Countries: United Kingdom (66%), United States (18%), Ireland (4%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Judi Dench, Downton Abbey, Bill Nighy

Linked to: Oxford High School, University of Oxford, University of Bath, University of Cambridge

 

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Maggie Smith was born in 1934 add something


1952

She made her stage debut in 1952 and is still performing after 60 years add something


1954

She appeared in a 1954 BBC television programme, "Oxford Accents", produced by the late Ned Sherrin add something


1956

Smith began her career at the Oxford Playhouse with Frank Shelley and made her first film in 1956 add something


1957

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 add something

 

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 add something

 

Eight photos from this performance as well as an article on Smith appeared in the November 1957 issue of "Theatre World" magazine add something

 

Bamber Gascoigne - While at Magdalene, he wrote a musical, "Share My Lettuce", which was produced in London in 1957 by Michael Codron, and performed by Maggie Smith and Kenneth Williams


1958

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 add something


1960

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 add something


1962

Peter Shaffer - They were presented in May 1962 at the Globe Theatre, and both starred Maggie Smith


 

In Hollywood, Smith was a nominee for the Golden Globe awards New Star of the Year in 1964 for her performance in "The V.I.P.s" add something


1965

Billie Whitelaw - In 1965, she took the part of Desdemona opposite Laurence Olivier's Othello from Maggie Smith


1967

She married actor Robert Stephens on 29 June 1967 at Greenwich Register Office, ten days after their first child was born add something


 

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 add something

 

Bob Crewe - In 1969, Crewe collaborated with the singer known as Oliver, including the production of his pop hit "Jean", a song written by poet Rod McKuen that served as theme to the Oscar-winning film "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" starring Maggie Smith


1970

Smith was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1970 New Year Honours and was raised to Dame Commander in the 1990 New Year Honours add something


1971

She received honorary degrees from the University of St Andrews in 1971 and the University of Cambridge in 1995 add something

 

Kevin Tighe - While with Paramount, Tighe worked with actors that included Lorne Greene, Maggie Smith and Michael Landon, before he signed a contract with Universal Studios in 1971


1972

George Cukor - He directed Maggie Smith in Travels with My Aunt in 1972 and helmed the critical and commercial flop The Blue Bird, the first joint Soviet-American production, in 1976.


1975

She married playwright Beverley Cross on 23 August 1975 at the Guildford Register Office; he died on 20 March 1998 add something


1976

Stratford Shakespeare Festival - She appeared in numerous productions at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario, to acclaim from 1976 through to 1980 add something

 

John Hirsch - Stratford Festival - His 1976 production of "Three Sisters" at the Stratford Festival, with Maggie Smith, Martha_Henry and Marti Maraden in the title roles, won great acclaim

 

The Thin Man (film) - In the 1976 comedy spoof movie "Murder by Death", the characters of Nick and Nora Charles became Dick and Dora Charleston, played by David Niven and Maggie Smith


1981

Edna O'Brien - In 1981, she wrote a play, "Virginia", about Virginia Woolf and it was staged originally in Canada and subsequently in the West End of London at the Theatre Royal Haymarket with Maggie Smith and directed by Robin Phillips


1982

Michael Palin - In 1982, Palin wrote and starred in "The Missionary", co-starring Maggie Smith


1984

She starred with Palin in the black comedy "A Private Function" in 1984 add something

 

Liz Smith (actress) - In 1984, Liz Smith received a BAFTA *award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Maggie Smith's mother in "A Private Function"


 

In 1986, she was awarded an Honorary Degree from the University of Bath add something


1987

Natasha Richardson - She starred with Judi Dench, Michael Gambon and Kenneth Branagh in a 1987 & BBC adaptation of the Henrik Ibsen play "Ghosts"; with Maggie Smith and Rob Lowe in a 1993 BBC adaptation of "Suddenly, Last Summer" by Tennessee Williams; portrayed Zelda Fitzgerald in the 1993 television movie "Zelda"; and starred in "Haven" on CBS and "The Mastersons of Manhattan" on NBC.


 

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 add something


1992

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 add something


1993

Andrew Knott - Knott's first major film was Warner Brothers' "The Secret Garden" in 1993, in which he played Dickon Sowerby opposite such actors as Maggie Smith, John Lynch and Kate Maberly


1995

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 add something


1999

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 add something

 

John Mortimer - Mortimer wrote the script, based on the autobiography of Franco Zeffirelli, for the 1999 film "Tea with Mussolini", directed by Zeffirelli and starring Joan Plowright, Cher, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Lily Tomlin


2001

Anna-Louise Plowman - Plowman married actor Toby Stephens in London, in 2001 and thus has actress Maggie Smith as her mother-in-law


2002

Ronnie Barker - In 2002, director Richard Loncraine persuaded Barker to appear as Winston Churchill's butler David Inches in the BBC-HBO drama "The Gathering Storm" and cast him in the larger role of the General in the TV film "My House in Umbria" in 2003, alongside Maggie Smith


2004

Daniel Bruhl - Brühl made his English-speaking film debut in the 2004 "Ladies in Lavender", starring alongside British acting legends Judi Dench and Maggie Smith

 

William John Locke - His works have been made into twenty-four motion pictures the most recent of which was "Ladies in Lavender", filmed in 2004 and starring Dame Judi Dench and Maggie Smith

 

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - The screenplay, written by Ol Parker, was based on the 2004 novel "These Foolish Things", by Deborah Moggach, and features an ensemble cast consisting of Judi Dench, Celia Imrie, Bill Nighy, Ronald Pickup, Maggie Smith, Tom_Wilkinson and Penelope Wilton, as a group of British pensioners moving to a retirement hotel in India, run by the young and eager Sonny, played by Dev Patel


2007

In 2007, she appeared in Edward Albee's "The Lady from Dubuque" at Theatre Royal Haymarket add something

 

In 2007, the "Sunday Telegraph"'s Mandrake diary disclosed that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer add something


2009

Alan Bennett - A radio play of the same title was broadcast on 21 February 2009 on BBC Radio 4, with actress Maggie Smith reprising her role of Miss Shepherd and Alan Bennett playing himself


2010

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 third series add something


2012

In 2012, Maggie played Muriel in the British comedy "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" add something

 

In 2012, she earned another Golden Globe awards nomination 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" add something

 

In July 2012, she became a patron of the International Glaucoma Association, hoping to support the organisation and raise the profile of glaucoma add something

 

In September 2012, Smith received the prestigious Stratford Shakespeare Festival Legacy award, recognizing her career add something

 

On the 27th 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 add something

 

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - It is the sequel to the 2012 sleeper hit film "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" and features an ensemble cast consisting of stars Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill_Nighy, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle, Tamsin Greig, Tena Desae, Dev Patel, Lillete Dubey, David Strathairn and Richard Gere


 

In 2013, she received a Golden Globe award for her performance in Downton Abbey season 2 add something

 

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - On 28 October 2013 "Radio Times" stated that Penelope Wilton confirmed the cast, including Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Ronald_Pickup and Celia Imrie, would return for the sequel, set to start filming in January 2014


2014

In 2014, Smith publicly backed "Hacked Off" and its campaign towards press self-regulation by "safeguarding the press from political interference while giving vital protection to the vulnerable add something

 

In February 9, 2014, she was inducted into the Actors Hall of Fame add something


2015

Celeb TV reported on March 2, 2015 that Smith had announced that the Sixth Series of Downton Abbey would be her last add something

 

On 30 October 2015, Smith appeared on BBC's "The Graham Norton Show", her first appearance on a chat show in 42 years add something

 

Michael Coveney - He has published a biography of Andrew Lloyd Webber, and a revised edition of his biography of Maggie Smith will be published in 2015


 

In March 2016, Smith was awarded the Critics' Circle award for Distinguished Service to the Arts add something

 

In April 2016, she was awarded the Bodley Medal by the University of Oxford's Bodleian Libraries in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the performing arts add something


2017

Maggie Smith's death on Thursday 30th March 2017, due to Alzheimer's disease at 3AM was a complete shock add something

 

In October 2017, Smith was conferred with an Honorary Fellowship of Mansfield College, Oxford add something


2018

A View From The Stalls" by Caroline Février, The Book Guild Ltd, released 28 March 2018, 330 pages, add something


2019

In February 2019, it was announced that Smith would return to the London stage for the first time in twelve years in A German Life add something