Maggie Smith, The One & Only

agosto 25, 2017

25/08/17

Dame Margaret Natalie Smith, (Maggie Smith), (born 28 December 1934)

Her father, a lab technician, her mother a Scottish woman of cold personality. She was openly skeptical that her daughter could be an actress “with a face like that.”

Maggie Smith has appeared in over 50 films and is one of Britain’s most recognizable actresses. For six decades, she was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II in 1990 for services to the performing arts and received the Companion of Honour from the Queen in 2014 for services to drama.

«The reason for Smith’s early and sustained success is obvious: her preternatural giftedness.»

«Maggie Smith’s career began at the Oxford Playhouse in the 1950s. She made her film debut in 1956 as one of the party guests in Child in the House (1956). She has since performed in over sixty films and television series with some of the most prominent actors and actresses in the world.

Within a very short space of time, she went from acting in local Oxford productions to appearing opposite Laurence Olivier in a West End production of Ionesco’s Rhinoceros, directed by the great Orson Welles.

“Acting is what I do,” she says. “One is nervous, every single time, to go on a stage at all. But it’s the only way I’ve lived.”

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1956 Child in the House Party guest Uncredited
1958 Nowhere to Go Bridget Howard
1962 Go to Blazes Chantal
1963 The V.I.P.s Miss Mead Also known as Hotel International
1964 The Pumpkin Eater Philpot
1965 Othello Desdemona Nomination – Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Young Cassidy Nora
1967 The Honey Pot Sarah Watkins
1968 Hot Millions Patty Terwilliger Smith
1969 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Jean Brodie Academy Award for Best Actress
Oh! What a Lovely War Music Hall Star
1972 Travels with My Aunt Aunt Augusta Bertram Nomination – Academy Award for Best Actress
1973 Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing Lila Fisher
1976 Murder by Death Dora Charleston
1978 Death on the Nile Miss Bowers
California Suite Diana Barrie Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
1981 Quartet Lois Heidler
Clash of the Titans Thetis
1982 Evil Under the Sun Daphne Castle
The Missionary Lady Isabel Ames
1983 Better Late Than Never Miss Anderson
1984 A Private Function Joyce Chilvers
Lily in Love Lily Wynn
1985 A Room with a View Charlotte Bartlett Nomination – Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
1987 The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne Judith Hearne
1990 Romeo.Juliet Rosaline Voice only
1991 Hook Wendy Darling
1992 Sister Act Reverend Mother
1993 Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
The Secret Garden Mrs. Medlock
1995 Richard III Duchess of York
1996 The First Wives Club Gunilla Garson Goldberg
1997 Washington Square Aunt Lavinia Penniman
1999 Curtain Call Lily Marlowe Also known as It All Came True
The Last September Lady Myra Naylor
Tea with Mussolini Lady Hester Random
2001 Gosford Park Constance Nomination – Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Professor Minerva McGonagall Also known as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Caro Eliza Bennett
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Professor Minerva McGonagall
Ladies in Lavender Janet Widdington
2005 Keeping Mum Grace Hawkins
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Professor Minerva McGonagall
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Becoming Jane Lady Gresham
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Professor Minerva McGonagall
From Time to Time Linnet Oldknow
2010 Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang Mrs. Agatha Docherty Also known as Nanny McPhee Returns
2011 Gnomeo & Juliet Lady Bluebury Voice only
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2 Professor Minerva McGonagall
2012 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Muriel Donnelly
Quartet Jean Horton
2014 My Old Lady Mathilde Girard
2015 The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Muriel Donnelly
The Lady in the Van Miss Shepherd

 

 

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