Dame Maggie Smith is a champion of theater, film and comedy. The British Lady is turning 80 this year, and she is still rocking our socks off with her grace, talent and bone-dry wit.
Maggie Smith’s career on the stage goes back to the 1950s, and she won two Academy Awards and her first Golden Globe Award before many of us were born. As children of the 80s, we fell in love with her in some our childhood classics - Clash of the Titans, Hook, The Secret Garden and Sister Act.
“It’s true, I don’t tolerate fools. But then, they don’t tolerate me, so I am spiky. Maybe that’s why I’m quite good at playing spiky elderly ladies.”
The Telegraph, Oct 5 2009: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/harry-potter/6260564/Dame-Maggie-Smith-reveals-Harry-Potter-breast-cancer-treatment-struggle.html