Maggie Smith Night Thread

Dame Margaret Natalie Smith was born on December 28, 1934. She has acted on stage, in movies, and on television. You may remember her from such roles as:

Minerva McGonagall in the Harry Potter films:

Minerva McGonagall casts a spell.
“We’ll leave you to deal with the monster, Gilderoy. Your skills, after all, are legend.”

Jean in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969):

Miss Jean Brodie
“Give me a girl at an impressionable age, and she is mine for life.”

And Lady Violet Crawley in Downton Abbey:

Lady Violet Crawley
“Don’t be defeatist, dear. It’s very middle class.”

Smith has won a Tony Award (Best Actress in a Play in 1990), two Oscars (Best Actress in 1969 and Best Supporting Actress in 1978), several BAFTA awards (including the BAFTA Special Award in 1993), three Golden Globe Awards, and an Emmy (2003).