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Maggie Smith
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Beverley Cross (1975 - 20 March 1998) (his death)
Stephens, Robert (1967 - 1974) (divorced); 2 children
Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:

One of Britain's acting treasures, Smith has scored innumerable triumphs on the stage (both in England and on Broadway) as well as on the screen. Trained at the Oxford Playhouse School, she made her stage debut in 1952 and her first film, Nowhere to Go in 1958. American moviegoers first noticed her in The V.I.P.s (1963), and her brilliant turn as Desdemona in Olivier's 1965 movie adaptation of Othello earned Smith an Oscar nod for Best Supporting Actress. Appearances in The Pumpkin Eater (1964), Young Cassidy (1965), The Honey Pot (1967), Hot Millions (1968), and Oh! What a Lovely War (1969) didn't do much to boost her stock with American audiences, but her dynamic, Oscar-winning performance as an eccentric schoolmistress in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) finally established her here as a star. She snared another Best Actress nomination for her picaresque portrayal in Travels With My Aunt (1972), starred in Love and Pain (and the Whole Damn Thing (also 1972), and won her second Oscar playing, oddly enough, an actress who's nominated for an Oscar-and loses-in the funniest episode of Neil Simon's California Suite (1978). She worked for Merchant and Ivory in Quartet (1981) and then snagged another Oscar nomination for her impeccable work in their Room With a View (1985).

Smith, whose range is seemingly limitless, appeared in many mainstream commercial films, often playing comedic characters. She made a charming Nora Charles-type female detective in Murder by Death (1976), played suspects in the all-star Agatha Christie whodunits Death on the Nile (1978) and Evil Under the Sun (1982), and managed to make her presence felt in the special effects-laden fantasy Clash of the Titans (1981), as Thetis. She starred opposite Monty Python alumnus Michael Palin in The Missionary (1982) and A Private Function (1985), hilarious in the latter film as a socialclimbing shrew. The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987) gave her a plum role as a lonely Irish woman struggling in humble surroundings. She charmingly played an elderly Wendy in Hook (1991), Steven Spielberg's "Peter Pan" saga. She then costarred in a bona fide hit, Sister Act (1992, as the unamused Mother Superior), the all-star TV remake of Suddenly, Last Summer (also 1992), The Secret Garden and Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (both 1993). In 1989 Smith was knighted by the British Crown, as a token of appreciation and respect for her prodigious dramatic accomplishments.

Maggie Smith stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
Death on the Nile 1978 With Dad at Showcase Orange *** 1/2
Evil Under the Sun 1982 ***
A Private Function 1985 With Jessica ***
Hook 1991 With Greta at Showcase North Haven **
Sister Act 1992 Don't Remember ** 1/2
The Secret Garden 1993 Don't Remember ***
Tea with Mussolini 1999 Mini-Cine with Cher DVD *** 1/2
Gosford Park 2001 w/ Suzy at Showcase Orange ** 1/2
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2001 Suzy and Kendra at Berlin Showcase DVD **
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 2002 w/ Suzy, Kendra, Alyssa & Michale at Showcase Berline ** 1/2
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood 2002 w/ Suzy at Berlin Showcase ***
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2004 w/ Kendra at Destina Middletown ** 1/2
Keeping Mum 2005 Suzy Digital *** 1/2
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 2005 Family on DVD *
Becoming Jane 2007 Suzy & Hanna Digital ** 1/2
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 2007 Kendra Digital ** 1/2
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 2009 Suzy and Hanna Digital ** 1/2
Nanny McPhee Returns 2010 Family Digital ***
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2011 Suzy and Hanna Digital *** 1/2
Gnomeo & Juliet 2011 Hanna Digital ** 1/2
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 2011 Suzy and Hanna Digital ** 1/2
Quartet 2012 Suzy at Madison Art *** 1/2
My Old Lady 2014 Suzy Digital ** 1/2
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2015 Suzy Digital ***
The Lady in the Van 2015 Suzy Digital ***