Maggie Smith

1934 - Today

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Dame Margaret Natalie Smith, (born 28 December 1934) is an English actress. With an extensive career on screen and stage beginning in the mid-1950s, Smith has appeared in over 60 films and 70 plays. The recipient of several accolades, including two Academy Awards, a Tony Award and four Primetime Emmy Awards (making her one of few artists to achieve the "Triple Crown of Acting") in addition to seven BAFTA Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and five Screen Actors Guild Awards, she is one of Britain's most recognisable and prolific actresses, and was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II in 1990 for contributions to the Arts, and a Companion of Honour in 2014 for services to Drama.Smith began her career on stage as a student, performing at the Oxford Playhouse in 1952, and made her professional debut on Broadway in New Faces of '56. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maggie Smith has received more than 13,707,485 page views. Her biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Maggie Smith is the 49th most popular actor (up from 77th in 2019), the 92nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 144th in 2019) and the 8th most popular British Actor.

Maggie Smith is most famous for her role as Professor Minerva McGonagall in the Harry Potter series.

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  • 81.09

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  • 77

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  • 6.80

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  • 4.29

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Among actors, Maggie Smith ranks 49 out of 10,030Before her are Jean-Paul Belmondo, Roger Moore, Ian McKellen, Chuck Norris, Louis de Funès, and Harrison Ford. After her are Greta Garbo, Christopher Lee, Marcello Mastroianni, Michael Caine, Katharine Hepburn, and Omar Sharif.

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Among people born in 1934, Maggie Smith ranks 6Before her are Yuri Gagarin, Charles Manson, Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, and Leonard Cohen. After her are Giorgio Armani, Albert II of Belgium, Carl Sagan, Judi Dench, Gene Cernan, and Nana Mouskouri.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Maggie Smith ranks 92 out of 6,924Before her are Emily Brontë (1818), Roger Moore (1927), David Livingstone (1813), Walter Scott (1771), Ian McKellen (1939), and William Blake (1757). After her are Mary Boleyn (1499), J. M. W. Turner (1775), Alex Ferguson (1941), Christopher Lee (1922), Edward VIII (1894), and Charlotte Brontë (1816).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Maggie Smith ranks 8Before her are Anthony Hopkins (1937), Sean Connery (1930), Richard Burton (1925), Elizabeth Taylor (1932), Roger Moore (1927), and Ian McKellen (1939). After her are Christopher Lee (1922), Michael Caine (1933), Alan Rickman (1946), Liam Neeson (1952), Judi Dench (1934), and Rowan Atkinson (1955).

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