Dame Margaret Natalie Smith Cross
(born December 28
), better known as Maggie Smith
, is a British film, stage, and television actress.
She was appointed a Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1990 (see British honours system).
She has appeared in the following films:
- Gosford Park, 2001, Countess Constance of Trentham
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, 2001, 2002 and 2004, Minerva McGonagall
- A Room With a View, 1985, Charlotte Bartlett
- Evil Under the Sun, 1982, Daphne Castle
- Travels With My Aunt, 1972, Aunt Augusta
- The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, 1969, Jean Brodie
She also played the title character in the stage production of Alan Bennett
's Lady in the Van
and starred as Peter Pan in Sir J.M.Baries fairytale story "Peter Pan"