Thursday 17 September 2020

Maggie Smith

Maggie Smith is an English actress. She was born on 28th December, 1934 in Ilford, United Kingdom. She is the daughter of pathologist Nathanial Smith and secretary Margaret Hutton-Smith. She has had a vast career and worked in stage, film and television, starting in the mid 1950s. She has worked in over 60 films and over 70 plays and is one of the popular actresses in Britain. She starred in TV shows and movies such as Downtown Abbey, The Lady in the Van, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Clash of the Titans, Keeping Mum, and Talking Heads, to name only a few of them. She has been nominated six times for Academy Award and won two of them. She also won other awards such as Shakespeare Prize, William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre, BAFTA Special Award, Laurence Olivier Award, Evening Standard Icon Award, Critics' Circle Award, and the Bodley Medal. 

Maggie Smith Religion

She has not opened up about her faiths and religious beliefs in public and always kept it away from the limelight. The media and the general public do not know her actual thoughts and beliefs. It is better we do not assume anything and wait for the actor to make revelations. She belongs to the English and Scottish ancestry. 

Maggie Smith Political Views 

Just like her religious beliefs, she has also kept her political views and opinions to herself and did not reveal it to the public. She was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1970 New Year Honours and was then promoted to Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 1990 New Year Honours. She was also made a Companion of Honour in 2014. 

Who is she dating? 

She got married to actor Robert Stephens on 29th June, 1967 and they separated on 6th April, 1975. They have two sons together, actor Toby Stephens and actor Chris Larkin. She was then married to playwright Beverly Cross. They got married on 23rd June, 1975 and were together until he passed away on 20th March, 1998. She has five grandchildren. 

Maggie Smith Hobbies 

Not much is known about her likes and dislikes but she loves acting. Her work keeps her involved and helps her in dealing with loneliness. We should wait for the 85 years old actress to disclose more about her life and the long journey she had in the entertainment industry. 

Interesting Facts

Her birth name is Margaret Natalie Smith.

She has a nice collection of honorary degrees from reputed universities. 

She suffered from Graves' disease in January 1988 and recovered after undergoing therapies and surgeries. “Sunday Telegraph” revealed she got diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007. She got full recovery from her cancer in 2009. 

She is into charity and humanitarian work and has made donations for animal protection such as cats and helped victims of natural disasters like earthquake. 

She was appointed a Patron of the International Glaucoma Association in 2012.