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Maggie Smith

(1934-), Actress

Dame Margaret Natalie ('Maggie') Smith

Sitter in 12 portraits
Born in Ilford, Smith studied at the Oxford Playhouse School and appeared in revue in the 1950s before joining the Old Vic (1959-60). In 1964 she played Desdemona in Othello opposite Laurence Olivier at the National Theatre, and was nominated for an Oscar the following year for her film performance in that role. Other memorable film roles include those in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969), for which she won an Oscar, A Private Function (1984), A Room with a View (1986) and Tea with Mussolini (1999). Smith is also known for playing Professor McGonagall in the Harry Potter films and the Dowager Countess of Grantham in Downton Abbey, for which she won two Emmy awards. Recent films including The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2014) and The Lady in the Van (2015).

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Maggie Smith, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P839

Maggie Smith

by Lord Snowdon
vintage bromide print, 19 May 1970
NPG P839

Maggie Smith, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1924

Maggie Smith

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 19 May 1970
NPG P1924

Maggie Smith; Kate Reid; Tim Seely, by Anthony Buckley - NPG x76216

Maggie Smith; Kate Reid; Tim Seely

by Anthony Buckley
modern bromide print from original negative, 1958
NPG x76216

Maggie Smith on the set of 'The Rehearsal', by Ida Kar - NPG x132981

Maggie Smith on the set of 'The Rehearsal'

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1961
NPG x132981

Maggie Smith, by Michael Ward - NPG x46678

Maggie Smith

by Michael Ward
selenium-toned bromide print, 7 August 1963
NPG x46678

Maggie Smith; Sir Robert Graham Stephens; Chris Larkin (Christopher Stephens), by Unknown photographer - NPG x198505

Maggie Smith; Sir Robert Graham Stephens; Chris Larkin (Christopher Stephens)

by Unknown photographer
gelatin silver print, 16 January 1970
NPG x198505

Maggie Smith, by Patrick Lichfield - NPG x126902

Maggie Smith

by Patrick Lichfield
archival inkjet print, April 1970
NPG x126902

Diana Rigg; Maggie Smith, by Bob Penn - NPG x34554

Diana Rigg; Maggie Smith

by Bob Penn
matte resin print, 1981
NPG x34554

Maggie Smith, by Tom Miller - NPG x125136

Maggie Smith

by Tom Miller
C-type colour print, October 2001
NPG x125136

Maggie Smith, by Cecil Beaton - NPG D17943(124)

Maggie Smith

by Cecil Beaton
pencil, late 1960s-early 1970s
NPG D17943(124)

Maggie Smith, by Cecil Beaton - NPG D17943(125)

Maggie Smith

by Cecil Beaton
pencil, late 1960s-early 1970s
NPG D17943(125)

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