For her work on the London stage, she has won a record five Best Actress : for The Private Ear 1962 and The Public Eye 1962 , 1970 , Virginia 1981 , 1984 , and 1994. She is the younger daughter of television and film director and actress. For A Room With a View, she also received her fifth Academy Award nomination, and won her second Golden Globe Award. She was subsequently reported to have made a full recovery. Archived from on 29 January 2015.
The Guide to Musical Theatre. From 29 June to 26 July 2012, she played the lead role of Nora, opposite 's Torvald, in a new version of by at London's Theatre, in a production directed by and designed by. In March 2016, Smith was awarded the. In 1954, she appeared in the television programme Oxford Accents produced by. Smith attended until age 16, when she left to study acting at the.
Due to the international success of the movies, she is now widely known for playing , opposite in the title role. Archived from on 6 December 2013. Archived from on 27 August 2008. She appeared in her first film in 1956, in an uncredited role in , and made her Broadway debut the same year playing several roles in the review New Faces of '56, at the from June to December 1956.
Archived from on 25 December 2011. In a March 2015 interview with Joe Utichi in , Smith announced that the sixth season of Downton Abbey would be her last it was in fact the last to be produced. During her childhood, Smith's parents told her the romantic story of how they had met on the train from Glasgow to London via Newcastle. Whether you know her as Professor McGonagall from the Harry Potter films, as Violet Crawley from Downton Abbey, or as Miss Shepherd from The Lady in the Van - Dame Maggie is one fabulously amazing actress. She appeared opposite Olivier in Ibsen's , and played comedic roles in and.
Later revised as Maggie Smith: A Biography, 2015. Archived from on 13 March 2014. She worked as script supervisor on three of his short films, also as costume designer and performer on Good Boy 2008. .
Archived from on 5 November 2001. Archived from on 31 October 2015. In 2007, the disclosed that Smith had been diagnosed with. Smith had a star on the until all of the stars were removed in 2006. Archived from on 21 September 2013.
On stage, she starred as Madeleine Palmer, opposite , in the play in 2002, toured Australia in 's in 2004, and starred in in 2007. She accepted the award, presented to her by , in a ceremony at the. Smith was made a of the in recognition of her outstanding contribution to film culture in 1992. Smith has appeared in more than 50 films, and is one of Britain's most recognisable actresses.
Archived from on 16 March 2015. She had older twin brothers, Alistair died 1981 and Ian. At the in March 2004 she played Ruby, a 1960s hippie who becomes a disenchanted 1980s political wife, for the revival of 's Singer. She received nominations for 1975 and 1979 , before winning the 1990 for. She is one of only six actresses to have won in both categories. Morahan joined the in 2001, making her theatre debut at in Love in a Wood and her London debut at the that December in.
In October 2017, Smith was conferred with an Honorary Fellowship of. Smith played Professor in the 2001—2011. From 1976 to 1980, she appeared in numerous productions at the in , to acclaim; her roles included Queen Elizabeth in , Cleopatra, Lady Macbeth, Virginia Woolf in , and opposite in the comedy. This role won her a and two. The play was written specifically for her by the playwright. Maggie Smith: A Bright Particular Star.
Archived from on 19 January 2008. She received the 's Legacy Award in 2012, and the by the in 2016. The new play by was drawn from the life and testimony of 1911-2017 , in which Smith was alone on stage, performing a 100 minute long monolouge to the audience. In the same year, for her Lyttelton Theatre performance as Nina in Katie Mitchell's staging of 's , she was awarded second prize in the 2007. In the same year she first worked with at the when she starred in the title role of '. Archived from on 22 November 2013.