Maggie Smith

Highest Rated: 100% A Room With a View (1985)
Lowest Rated: 0% The V.I.P.s (1963)
Birthday: Dec 28, 1934
Birthplace: Ilford, Essex, England, UK
Studied acting at Oxford Playhouse School in Oxford, England, from 1951 to 1953. Made her Broadway debut in the 1956 revue New Faces of '56. Joined Laurence Olivier's Royal National Theatre Company in 1963. Has shared dressing rooms with such acting greats as Judi Dench, Bette Davis and Angela Lansbury during her lengthy career. Was diagnosed with Graves' disease, a thyroid condition, in 1988 and underwent optical surgery and radiotherapy. Honoured as a DBE (Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in 1990. Underwent treatments for breast cancer during the filming of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and was reported to have made a full recovery. Is notable for the collection of awards she has accrued over the course of her career. Her wins include BAFTA awards, Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Emmys, SAG Awards, a Tony and a Laurence Olivier Award. In 2011, offered her support to raise $4.6 million to rebuild the Court Theatre in Christchurch, New Zealand, after the earthquake which severely damaged the area. In 2012, became a patron of the International Glaucoma Association, in order to support the organisation and raise the profile of glaucoma. Also in 2012, she donated a drawing of her own hand to the Celebrity Paw Auction, to raise funds for Cats' Protection. Was made a Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour (CH) for services to drama in the 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours. In 2016, was awarded the Bodley Medal by the University of Oxford's Bodleian Libraries in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the performing arts.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Downton Abbey Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham 2019
46% Quartet Lois Heidler 2019
27% Sherlock Gnomes Actor 2018
No Score Yet Rod Taylor: Pulling No Punches Actor 2018
89% The Lady In The Van Miss Shepherd 2015
64% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Muriel Donnelly $39M 2015
61% My Old Lady Mathilde Girard 2014
80% Quartet Jean Horton $18.1M 2013
79% The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Muriel Donnelly $46.4M 2012
No Score Yet National Theater Live: The Magistrate Actor 2012
96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 Professor Minerva McGonagall $381.1M 2011
56% Gnomeo and Juliet Lady Bluebury $99.9M 2011
76% Nanny McPhee Returns Mrs. Docherty $29M 2010
83% Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Professor Minerva McGonagall $302M 2009
43% From Time to Time Mrs. Oldknow 2009
No Score Yet Maggie Smith At The Bbc Actor 2008
No Score Yet Capturing Mary Mary Gilbert 2007
58% Becoming Jane Lady Gresham $18.7M 2007
78% Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Minerva McGonagall $292M 2007
56% Keeping Mum Grace Hawkins $1.5M 2006
88% Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Minerva McGonagall $290M 2005
64% Ladies in Lavender Janet $6.5M 2005
90% Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Minerva McGonagall $249.4M 2004
83% Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Prof. McGonagal $261.9M 2002
44% Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Caro $69.6M 2002
50% My House in Umbria Emily Delahunty 2002
86% Gosford Park Constance, Countess of Trentham $41.3M 2001
81% Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Prof. Minerva McGonagall $317.6M 2001
No Score Yet Time After Time Actor 2001
42% The Last September Lady Myra 2000
No Score Yet All the King's Men Queen Alexandra 2000
No Score Yet Curtain Call Lily Marlowe 2000
66% Tea with Mussolini Hester 1999
No Score Yet David Copperfield Aunt Betsey Trotwood 1999
81% Washington Square Aunt Lavinia Penniman 1997
49% The First Wives Club Gunilla Garson Goldberg 1996
94% Richard III Duchess of York 1995
7% Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit Mother Superior 1993
88% The Secret Garden Mrs. Medlock 1993
No Score Yet Suddenly, Last Summer Violet Venable 1993
72% Sister Act Mother Superior $139.7M 1992
26% Hook Granny Wendy 1991
No Score Yet Charles Dickens' Ghost Stories Actor 1990
No Score Yet The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne Judith Hearne 1988
100% A Room With a View Charlotte 1985
No Score Yet Lily in Love Lily Wynn 1985
88% A Private Function Joyce Chilvers 1985
No Score Yet Mrs. Silly Actor 1985
No Score Yet Better Late Than Never Anderson 1983
100% The Missionary Lady Isabel Ames 1982
86% Evil Under the Sun Daphne Castle 1982
68% Clash of the Titans Thetis 1981
55% California Suite Diana Barrie 1978
75% Death on the Nile Miss Bowers 1978
67% Murder by Death Dora Charleston 1976
No Score Yet Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing LIla Fisher 1973
50% Travels With My Aunt Aunt Augusta Bertram 1972
No Score Yet The Merchant of Venice Portia 1972
No Score Yet Millionairess Epifania 1972
85% Oh! What A Lovely War Music Hall Star 1969
83% The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Jean Brodie 1969
60% Hot Millions Patty Terwilliger Smith 1968
57% The Honey Pot Sarah Watkins 1967
82% Othello Desdemona 1965
62% The Pumpkin Eater Philpot 1964
0% The V.I.P.s Miss Mead 1963
No Score Yet Nowhere to Go Bridget Howard 1958


86% Downton Abbey
Violet Crawley Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham
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No Score Yet Downton Abbey
Violet Crawley Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham
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No Score Yet Sunday Morning
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No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
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No Score Yet Great Performances
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No Score Yet Masterpiece
Betsey Trotwood Aunt Betsey Mrs. Mabel Pettigrew Queen Alexandra Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham Dowager Countess of Grantham, Violet Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham
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No Score Yet 60 Minutes
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No Score Yet Talking Heads