Maggie Smith Overview:

Legendary actress, Maggie Smith, was born Margaret Natalie Smith on Dec 28, 1934 in Ilford, England. As of December 2023, Maggie Smith was 89 years old.

MINI BIO:

Red-haired, sharply-spoken, extremely dominant British actress, mostly seen in the theatre. For a while her film roles were softer than the parts she played on the stage, until she began to go in for acidulous spinsters. Married/divorced actor Robert Stephens (1931-1995). Actor Toby Stephens is their son. Academy Awards for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and California Suite. Also nominated for Oscars on Othello, Travels with My Aunt, and A Room with a View. Created Dame in 1989.

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HONORS and AWARDS:

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Maggie Smith was nominated for six Academy Awards, winning two for Best Actress for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (as Miss Jean Brodie) in 1969 for Best Supporting Actress for California Suite (as Diana Barrie) in 1978.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1965Best Supporting ActressOthello (1965)DesdemonaNominated
1969Best ActressThe Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)Miss Jean BrodieWon
1972Best ActressTravels with My Aunt (1972)Aunt AugustaNominated
1978Best Supporting ActressCalifornia Suite (1978)Diana BarrieWon
1986Best Supporting ActressA Room with a View (1986)Charlotte BartlettNominated
2001Best Supporting ActressGosford Park (2001)N/ANominated
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By Jill Blake on Aug 22, 2013 From Sittin' on a Backyard Fence

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute:

By minooallen on Dec 28, 2012 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, , Born December 29, 1934! Although I adore the woman to no end, I must admit, I would not necessarily consider a classic movie legend. Now, please, don’t get me wrong. is a legend. The woman is a Dame for heaven̵... Read full article


Hollywood?s Greatest: Then and Now ? Part 3

By Josh Kaye on Apr 22, 2012 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Where Is She Now? From 1966 to 2000, had won two Oscars and had been nominated five times in total. She appeared in comedies, romances, even epics (Clash of the Titans). But within a span of three days in the year 2001, had truly proven to the world that she hasn’t re... Read full article


Hollywood?s Greatest: Then and Now ? Part 2

By Josh Kaye on Apr 21, 2012 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

One of England’s most prominent stars, Dame has been gracing the stage and the theaters with her presence since the early 1950′s. Born on the 28th of December in 1934, Smith is the youngest child to Margaret and Nathaniel Smith. She would go on to study at Oxford High School... Read full article


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Maggie Smith Quotes:

Jean Brodie: Ah, chrysanthemums. Such serviceable flowers.


Jean Brodie: I am a teacher! First, last, always!


Jean Brodie: Sandy, please try to do as I say and not as I do. Remember, you are a child, Sandy, and far from your prime.


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Maggie Smith Facts
In 2003, she became the seventeenth performer to win the Triple Crown of acting. Oscars: Best Actress, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) & Best Supporting Actress, California Suite (1978), Tony: Best Actress - Play, "Lettice and Lovage" (1990), and Emmy: Best Actress - Miniseries/Movie, My House in Umbria (2003) (TV).

One of the first people to have a star on the Avenue of Stars - a British version of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Seven other "Harry Potter" actors also have one.

She was awarded the 1984 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress for her performance in "The Way of the World".

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