Maggie Smith

Maggie Smith

Highest Rated: 100% A Room With a View (1986)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Dec 28, 1934

Birthplace: Ilford, Essex, England, UK

One of the most revered actresses on both sides of the Atlantic, Maggie Smith created a gallery of indelible characters on stage and screen, which ran the gamut from repressed spinsters to comical eccentrics. Smith quickly became an actress of note with performances in several Shakespeare plays before making an auspicious feature debut in "Nowhere to Go" (1959), before stealing the show in "The VIPs" (1963) and gaining international acclaim for her Oscar-winning performance in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" (1969). While making her name in dramatic roles, Smith proved equally adept at comedy, particularly with a standout turn as a sophisticated sleuth among an all-star cast in "Murder by Death" (1976). She earned another Academy Award for her brilliant portrayal of a crumbling actress in "California Suite" (1978) before transitioning to a repressed spinster in "A Room with a View" (1986). Though she appeared in a supporting capacity in broad Hollywood movies like "Hook" (1991) and "Sister Act" (1992), Smith found comfort on Broadway and London stages while continuing to earn acclaim for smaller films like "Tea with Mussolini" (1998) and Robert Altman's "Gosford Park" (2001). Smith reached her widest audience with "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" (2001) and its numerous sequels, and earned critical acclaim as Dowager Countess of Grantham on the wildly popular series "Downton Abbey" (ITV/PBS, 2010-16), allowing her the opportunity to impress a whole new generation as she continued to maintain her reputation as one of the greatest actresses of all time.

Highest rated movies

A Room With a View
The Missionary
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Richard III
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Evil Under the Sun
The Lady in the Van Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Downton Abbey: A New Era Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham (Character) - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Boy Called Christmas Aunt Ruth (Character) - 2021
84% 94% Downton Abbey Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham (Character) $96.8M 2019
98% 77% Nothing Like a Dame Self $858.9K 2018
27% 36% Sherlock Gnomes Lady Blueberry (Voice) $43.1M 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nothing Like a Dame Unknown (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rod Taylor: Pulling No Punches Unknown (Character) - 2018
89% 64% The Lady in the Van Miss Shepherd (Character) $10.0M 2015
65% 59% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Muriel Donnelly (Character) $33.0M 2015
62% 43% My Old Lady Mathilde Girard (Character) $4.0M 2014
80% 66% Quartet Jean Horton (Character) $18.4M 2012
78% 78% The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Muriel Donnelly (Character) $46.4M 2011
96% 89% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Minerva McGonagall (Character) $381.0M 2011
55% 54% Gnomeo & Juliet Lady Bluebury (Voice) - 2011
75% 55% Nanny McPhee Returns Mrs. Docherty (Character) $29.0M 2010
43% 60% From Time to Time Mrs. Oldknow (Character) - 2009
84% 78% Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Minerva McGonagall (Character) $302.0M 2009
No Score Yet 48% Capturing Mary Mary Gilbert (Character) - 2007
58% 74% Becoming Jane Lady Gresham (Character) $18.7M 2007
77% 81% Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Minerva McGonagall (Character) $292.0M 2007
57% 74% Keeping Mum Grace Hawkins (Character) $1.6M 2006
88% 74% Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Minerva McGonagall (Character) $290.0M 2005
64% 66% Ladies in Lavender Janet Widdington (Character) $6.8M 2004
90% 86% Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Professor McGonagall (Character) $249.4M 2004
50% 66% My House in Umbria Unknown (Character) - 2003
82% 80% Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Professor Minerva McGonagall (Character) $262.0M 2002
44% 65% Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Caro (Character) $69.6M 2002
86% 78% Gosford Park Constance, Countess of Trentham (Character) $41.3M 2001
81% 82% Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Professor McGonagall (Character) $317.9M 2001
No Score Yet 65% All the King's Men Queen Alexandra (Character) - 1999
42% 33% The Last September Lady Myra (Character) $470.0K 1999
65% 76% Tea With Mussolini Lady Hester Random (Character) $14.4M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Curtain Call Lily Marlowe (Character) - 1998
81% 69% Washington Square Aunt Lavinia Penniman (Character) $1.8M 1997
49% 68% The First Wives Club Gunilla Garson Goldberg (Character) $105.5M 1996
96% 85% Richard III Duchess of York (Character) $2.4M 1995
19% 61% Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit Mother Superior (Character) $57.0M 1993
88% 80% The Secret Garden Mrs. Medlock (Character) $30.0M 1993
No Score Yet 82% Suddenly, Last Summer Violet Venable (Character) - 1992
74% 65% Sister Act Mother Superior (Character) $139.6M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Memento Mori Mrs. Mabel Pettigrew (Character) - 1992
29% 76% Hook Granny Wendy/Middle-Aged Wendy (Character) $116.3M 1991
No Score Yet 77% The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne Judith Hearne (Character) $82.7K 1987
100% 85% A Room With a View Charlotte Bartlett, a chaperon (Character) $12.0M 1986
79% 11% Lily in Love Lily Wynn (Character) - 1985
88% 63% A Private Function Joyce Chilvers (Character) - 1984
90% 72% Evil Under the Sun Daphne Castle (Character) - 1982
100% 41% The Missionary Lady Isabel Ames (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Better Late Than Never Miss Anderson (Character) - 1982
44% 31% Quartet Lois Heidler (Character) $12.0K 1981
67% 70% Clash of the Titans Thetis (Character) - 1981
76% 78% Death on the Nile Miss Bowers (Character) - 1978
54% 45% California Suite Diana Barrie (Character) - 1978
65% 82% Murder by Death Mrs. Dora Charleston (Character) - 1976
57% 47% Travels With My Aunt Aunt Augusta (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 63% Love and Pain (and the Whole Damn Thing) Lila Fisher (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 57% Millionairess Unknown (Character) - 1972
79% 72% Oh! What a Lovely War Music Hall Star (Character) - 1969
84% 85% The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Jean Brodie (Character) - 1969
67% 74% Hot Millions Patty Terwilliger Smith (Character) - 1968
57% 60% The Honey Pot Sarah Watkins (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 40% Young Cassidy Nora (Character) - 1965
82% 64% Othello Desdemona (Character) - 1965
67% 74% The Pumpkin Eater Philpot (Character) - 1964
0% 45% The V.I.P.s Miss Mead (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Go to Blazes Chantal (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nowhere to Go Bridget Howard (Character) - 1958

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2019
86% 93% Downton Abbey on Masterpiece Violet (Character) 2010 2012-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2015
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Performances Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet David Copperfield Unknown (Character) 2000
No Score Yet 100% Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet David Copperfield Unknown (Character) 1999
No Score Yet 100% The Carol Burnett Show Guest 1974-1975