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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 over seven decades, she has acheived the Triple Crown of Acting, having received highest achievement for film, television and theatre, winning two Academy Awards, a Tony Award, and four Primetime Emmy Awards. Hailed as one of Britain's most recognisable and prolific actresses, she 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 17,330,813 page views. Her biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 77 in 2019). Maggie Smith is the 39th most popular actor (up from 49th in 2019), the 83rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 92nd in 2019) and the 6th 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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  • 17M

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  • 75.86

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  • 80

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  • 6.39

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.76

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Maggie Smith ranks 39 out of 9,996Before her are Charles Bronson, Sarah Bernhardt, Harrison Ford, Yul Brynner, Claudia Cardinale, and Roger Moore. After her are Chuck Norris, Meryl Streep, Alan Rickman, Anthony Quinn, Michael Douglas, and Debbie Reynolds.

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Among people born in 1934, Maggie Smith ranks 5Before her are Yuri Gagarin, Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, and Charles Manson. After her are Leonard Cohen, Albert II of Belgium, Giorgio Armani, Judi Dench, Carl Sagan, Gene Cernan, and Leonid Kravchuk.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Maggie Smith ranks 83 out of 7,765Before her are Harold Harefoot (1016), John Dee (1527), David Bowie (1947), Mary Shelley (1797), Jeremy Bentham (1748), and Roger Moore (1927). After her are Elton John (1947), Edward Heath (1916), Edward I of England (1239), Edward V of England (1470), Alan Rickman (1946), and Roger Bacon (1220).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Maggie Smith ranks 6Before her are Charlie Chaplin (1889), Anthony Hopkins (1937), Sean Connery (1930), Richard Burton (1925), and Roger Moore (1927). After her are Alan Rickman (1946), Ian McKellen (1939), Liam Neeson (1952), Elizabeth Taylor (1932), Rowan Atkinson (1955), and Cary Grant (1904).

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