Maggie Smith Highlights

  • 2009: Reprised the role of Prof. McGonagall in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," the sixth book in the fantasy series directed by David Yates
  • 2007: Appeared opposite Anne Hathaway in the period film, "Becoming Jane"
  • 2007: Reprised the role of Prof. McGonagall in "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix"
  • 2006: Played Rowan Atkinson’s housekeeper in the British comedy “Keeping Mum”
  • 2005: Reprised role of Prof. McGonagall in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" directed by Mike Newell
  • 2004: Again portrayed Professor McGonagall in "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" directed by Alfonso Cuarón
  • 2002: Starred opposite Judi Dench in David Hare's stage play "The Breath of Life"; reprised role on Broadway in 2003
  • 2002: Reprised role of Professor McGonagall in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"
  • 2002: Starred in the tv-movie "My House in Umbria"; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress
  • 2001: Portrayed the contemptuous Countess of Trentham in Robert Altman's ensemble "Gosford Park"; earned a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination
  • 2001: Portrayed Prof. Minerva McGonagall in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"; adapted from the first novel in the best-sellling fantasy series by J.K. Rowling
  • 2000: Headlined the British film "The Last September" as a member of the British aristocracy in 1920s Ireland
  • 1999: Appeared alongside Judi Dench, Cher and Joan Plowright in Franco Zeffirelli's "Tea With Mussolini"
  • 1999: Starred in Alan Bennett's play "The Lady in the Van"
  • 1999: Played Aunt Betsey in BBC remake of "David Copperfield"; aired in USA on PBS in 2000; received Emmy nomination
  • 1998: Reteamed with Michael Caine for the supernatural comedy "Curtain Call" (aired on Starz!)
  • 1997: Earned praise for her turn as the meddlesome aunt in "Washington Square"
  • 1997: Starred in the London stage production of Edward Albee's "A Delicate Balance"
  • 1996: Reprised TV role in London stage production of "Bed Among the Lentils"
  • 1995: Played the Duchess of York in "Richard III" starring Ian McKellen and directed by Richard Loncraine
  • 1994: Starred in London staging of Edward Albee's award-winning "Three Tall Women"
  • 1993: Cast as Mrs. Metlock in the remake of "The Secret Garden"
  • 1993: Played Lady Bracknell in a highly praised turn in London revival of "The Importance of Being Earnest"
  • 1993: Starred in TV remake of Tennessee Williams' "Suddenly, Last Summer" (PBS); garnered an Emmy nomination
  • 1992: Co-starred with Whoopi Goldberg as the mother superior in the comedy "Sister Act"; reprised role in "Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit" (1993)
  • 1991: Played an aged Wendy Darling in the Steven Spielberg directed, "Hook"
  • 1988: Created the role of Lettice Douffet in Peter Shaffer's play "Lettice and Lovage" in London; reprised role in NYC in 1990 and earned a Tony Award
  • 1987: Made rare but memorable TV appearance in the "Bed Among the Lentils" segment of the "Talking Heads" series of one-person dramas scripted by Alan Bennett; premiered on British TV and aired in USA on PBS' "Masterpiece Theatre"
  • 1986: Co-starred as the meddling chaperone in "A Room with a View"; earned Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nomination
  • 1984: Reteamed with Palin to co-star in the Alan Bennett-scripted comedy "A Private Function"
  • 1982: Acted in second film adapted from an Agatha Christie mystery "Evil Under the Sun"
  • 1982: Co-starred with Michael Palin in the comedy "The Missionary"
  • 1980: Portrayed writer Virginia Woolf in "Virgina" at Stratford (recreated the role in London's West End in 1981)
  • 1979: Returned to Broadway recreating her London stage role in Tom Stoppard's play "Night and Day"; earned a Tony nomination
  • 1978: Offered a scene-stealing turn in "Death on the Nile"; adapted from an Agatha Christie mystery
  • 1978: Won second Oscar for her turn opposite Michael Caine playing an Oscar-nominated actress in "California Suite"; scripted by Neil Simon
  • 1976: Played Dora Charleston, a spoof of Myrna Loy's Nora Charles in the Neil Simon-scripted "Murder By Death"
  • 1974: Made rare TV guest appearance on "The Carol Burnett Show" (CBS)
  • 1972: Earned Best Actress Academy Award nomination as Best Actress for "Travels with My Aunt"
  • 1972: Headlined a London production of Noel Coward's "Private Lives"
  • 1969: Won first Oscar for the role of a fascistic Scottish schoolteacher at an all-girl's school in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie"
  • 1967: Played featured role in "The Honey Pot"
  • 1965: Earned first Academy Award nomination reprising her stage role of Desdemona in a film adaptation of "Othello"
  • 1963: First major film role, opposite Rod Taylor and Richard Burton in "The VIPs"
  • 1963: Joined National Theatre as a charter member; played Desdemona to Olivier's "Othello"
  • 1962: Offered praiseworthy performances in "The Public Ear" and "The Private Eye"
  • 1959: Official feature film debut in "Nowhere to Go"
  • 1959: Was a member of the Old Vic company, where she first played opposite Laurence Olivier in "Rhinoceros"
  • 1957: Made London stage debut in "Share My Lettuce"
  • 1956: Made uncredited appearance as a party guest in "Child in the House"
  • 1956: Broadway debut in the sketch revue "New Faces of '56"
  • 1952: Stage debut in Oxford University Dramatic Society production of "Twelfth Night"
  • 1939: Family moved to Oxford
  • Spent first five years in Ilford, England
  • Had title role in the National Theatre production of "Miss Julie"
  • Was an assistant stage manager and performer at the Oxford Playhouse
  • Headlined an L.A. stage production of "The Guardsman"

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