She made her film début in 1956 as one of the party guests in a film called Child in the House. She won Best Actress in a Leading Role in 1970 for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, and Best Actress in a Supporting Role in 1978 for California Suite and two Primetime Emmy awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in Miniseries or a Movie for My House in Umbria and Outstanding Supporting Actress in Miniseries or a Movie for Downton Abbey. I can't imagine how they cope with it today, I really don't. The actress, 84, is perhaps best known as the steely Professor Minerva McGonagall whom she portrayed in the eight film adaptations of J.K Rowling's literary works. Harry Potter Wiki is a FANDOM Movies Community. Smith played Professor Minerva McGonagall in the Harry Potter film series (2001–2011). She and Stephens divorced on 6 May, 1974. The comments below have not been moderated. Singletons reveal the very strange questions they've been asked on a first date -... 'NBC is an interrogation. Iconic: The actress, 84, is perhaps best known as Professor Minerva McGonagall whom she portrayed in the eight film adaptations of J.K Rowling's literary works (pictured 2003), Critical acclaim: Maggie starred as Lady Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham, on Downton Abbey (2010–2015), for which she won three Emmys, The full interview: This week's issue of ES Magazine out December, 5 2019, 'I got into terrible trouble once because the neighbours took me to the cinema on a Sunday, but I had a wonderful teacher, Dorothy Bartholomew, who also taught Miriam Margolyes, and who encouraged me.'. Look no further because you will find whatever you are looking for in here. Her other films include Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing (1973), Death on the Nile (1978), Clash of the Titans … Maggie Smith, 84, reveals she didn't find Harry Potter and Downton Abbey roles 'satisfying' because she 'didn't really feel she was acting' By Connie Rusk For Mailonline. Dame Maggie Smith has revealed she didn't feel 'satisfied' with her roles in the Harry Potter and the Downton Abbey franchise (pictured last week), Speaking in this week's issue of ES magazine, Maggie said: 'I am deeply grateful for the work in Potter and indeed Downton but it wasn't what you'd call satisfying, I didn't really feel I was acting in those things.'. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey, LEGO Harry Potter: Building the Magical World, LEGO Harry Potter: Characters of the Magical World, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story, Creator: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets actors, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 actors, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire actors, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince actors, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix actors, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone actors, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban actors, https://twitter.com/HogwartsMystery/status/981864182957166597, https://harrypotter.fandom.com/wiki/Maggie_Smith?oldid=1359354, Articles with information from Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery. Spoilers will be present within the article.