I watched the first episode of 'Downton Abbey' on 'Masterpiece Classic' yesterday. Maggie Smith was featured in the cast as the Dowager Countess Lady Grantham....
DAME MAGGIE SMITH
Dame Margaret Natalie Smith Cross, DBE (born 28 December 1934), better known as Maggie Smith, is an English film, stage, and television actress who made her stage debut in 1952 and is still performing after 58 years. Being the most awarded British actress of the film era, she is the only British actress to accrue seven Academy Award nominations. She has won numerous awards for acting, both for the stage and for film, including five BAFTA Awards, two Academy Awards, two Golden Globes, two Emmy Awards, two Laurence Olivier Awards, two SAG Awards, and a Tony Award. Her critically-acclaimed films include "Othello" (1965), "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" (1967), "California Suite" (1978), "A Room with a View" (1985), and "Gosford Park" (2001). She has also appeared in a number of widely-popular films, including "Sister Act" (1992) and as Professor Minerva McGonagall in the "Harry Potter" series.
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Wikipedia's information about the Emmy awards contradicts itself. She was nominated for four BAFTA Television awards, a Golden Globe Television award, and for three Emmy awards. She won the Emmy for her role in "My House In Umbria"......