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Name: Maggie Smith  
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Date of Birth: 28th December 1934
Place of Birth: Ilford, Essex, England, UK
Profession: Actress
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Dame Margaret Natalie Smith Cross, DBE, (born December 28, 1934 in Ilford, Essex), better known as Maggie Smith, is a British film, stage, and television actress. She received numerous honours throughout her career, culminating in a DBE in 1990 at age 56.

She started her career at the Oxford Playhouse Theatre with Frank Shelley, and first appeared on the movie screen in 1956. In 1969 she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. She was also awarded the 1978 Academy Award for Best Supporting Female Actress for her role in California Suite. Today she is probably best known as Professor Minerva McGonagall in the Harry Potter movies.

She has been married twice. She married Sir Robert Stephens on 29 June 1967 at Greenwich Registry office and had 2 children with him. They were Chris Larkin (b. 1967) and Toby Stephens (b. 1969) and both were born at Middlesex Hospital. But she divorced him on May 6, 1974. She then remarried to Beverly Cross on 23 August 1975 at Guilford Registry office. No children were born to them and the marriage ended in his death on 20 March 1998.

Selected Filmography

The V.I.P.s, 1963, Miss Mead
Othello, 1965, Desdemona
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, 1969, Jean Brodie
Travels With My Aunt, 1972, Aunt Augusta
Murder by Death, 1976, Dora Charleston
Death on the Nile, 1978, Miss Bowers
California Suite, 1978, Diana Barrie
Clash of the Titans, 1981, Thetis
Evil Under the Sun, 1982, Daphne Castle
The Missionary, 1982, Lady Isabel Ames
A Room With a View, 1985, Charlotte Bartlett
Hook, 1991, Granny Wendy
Sister Act, 1992, Mother Superior
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, 1993, Mother Superior
The Secret Garden, 1993, Mrs Medlock
The First Wives Club, 1996, Gunilla Garson Goldberg
Tea With Mussolini, 1999, Lady Hester Random
Dame Maggie Smith in Gosford Park
Gosford Park, 2001, Constance, Countess of Trentham
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, 2001, Minerva McGonagall
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, 2002, Caro Eliza Bennett
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, 2002, Minerva McGonagall
My House in Umbria, 2003, Emily Delahunty
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, 2004, Minerva McGonagall
Ladies in Lavender., 2004
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 2005, Minerva McGonagall

Stage roles

She played the title character in the stage production of Alan Bennett's Lady in the Van and starred as Peter Pan in Sir J. M. Barrie's fairytale story "Peter Pan."

She won a Tony Award in 1990 for Actress in a Play for Lettice and Lovage.

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