Maggie Smith is an English actress, best known for her role as ‘Professor Minerva McGonagall’ in the ‘Harry Potter’ film series (2001–2011). One of the most distinguished actresses in Hollywood, Smith made her debut as a theatre actress, at the age of 17, in 1952. She made her ‘Broadway’ debut in 1956, in ‘New Faces of '56.’ She made her screen debut in the TV show ‘Oxford Accents’ (1954). She made her film debut in the 1956 film ‘Child in the House.’ She had her first starring role in the 1957 film ‘Share My Lettuce.’ She received her first, out of 18, ‘BAFTA’ nominations for the film ‘Nowhere to Go’ (1958). Her other notable films include ‘The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie’ (1969), for which she won the ‘Academy Award’ for ‘Best Actress,’ ‘California Suite’ (1978), for which she won another ‘Academy Award’ for ‘Best Supporting Actress,’ ‘Tea with Mussolini’ (1999), and ‘The Lady in the Van’ (2015).
In this 8th and final movie in the Harry Potter film series, Harry, Ron, and Hermione continue their search for the other Horcruxes - Lord Voldemort's secret to immortality – in an attempt to destroy him for forever. Much is at stake as the epic battle rages out at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
The Crawley family come to know that King George V and Queen Mary are going to pay them a visit, which excites them a lot. However, the visit does not go as planned, which makes things complicated.
Beginning his third year of study at Hogwarts, Harry Potter learns that Sirius Black, dangerous murderer and supporter of the dark wizard Lord Voldemort, has escaped from Azkaban Prison. Presuming that he would target Harry, foul soulless creatures called dementors guard the gates of the school as new teacher Professor Lupin teaches him how to defend against dementors.
Death on the Nile is a mystery drama film which tells the story of detective Hercule Poirot, who is on a luxurious cruise down the Nile. However, when a newlywed rich heiress gets killed along with few others, it is up to Poirot to find the killer before the ship reaches its destination.
Harry Potter, eleven-year-old orphan leading a dreary life with his aunt's family, learns that he is the child of two powerful wizards after he is invited into Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. However, the mirth of making new friends like half-giant Hagrid and classmates Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger is soon marred by facing his nemesis, Voldemort.
Eccentric millionaire Lionel Twain invites five renowned private detectives to his castle for a ‘dinner and murder,’ and after sealing off his house, he challenges them to find the killer of a murder that will occur at midnight. He announces 1million for solving the case. Long before midnight, Twain’s blind butler, Bensonmum, is found dead. What is the mystery behind the tricky set-up?
The movie begins with Voldemort's followers causing mayhem at Quidditch World Cup. Later, as Harry Potter returns to complete his fourth year at the Hogwarts, he is unexpectedly selected by the Goblet of Fire to compete in The Triwizard Tournament. Harry now has to deal with a frightening maze, hostile sea creatures, dragons and ultimately a dark wizard.
In his sixth year at Hogwarts, Harry Potter finds a book formerly belonging to the mysterious Half-Blood Prince, from which he learns to make good potions, as well as a few dark spells. He is also being trained by Dumbledore for his eventual battle with Voldemort as Hogwarts is being infiltrated by Death Eaters, the dark lord's followers.
Based on J.K. Rowling’s fifth book of the Harry Potter series, the movie Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix depicts the boy wizard’s journey in his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It also marks the debut of the much-hated Dolores Umbridge and the resurrection of Voldemort.
In this second installment in the Harry Potter film series, Harry, Ron and Hermione are second year students at Hogwarts. Things turn dangerous at the school as denizens become scared of a lurking monster and a blood writing on the wall saying that the Chamber of Secrets has been opened. The trio now have to uncover the truth and find the culprit.
In 1932, Sir William McCordle, a wealthy aristocrat but an uncouth industrialist, hosts a weekend hunting party at his old English country house, Gosford Park, where he entertains his elite friends and relatives upstairs, while their staff works downstairs. But then, several sagas of intrigue, lies, secrets, hatred, betrayal and deceit spill out when the host, Sir William McCordle, is found murdered.
Several British retirees move to Jaipur to stay at the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, an exotic retirement home. However, on reaching they find the hotel to be in a dilapidated state. As the retirees come to terms with their own personal struggles, they find a way to help the hotel stay in business.
The story centers on Perseus—the son of the Greek god Zeus—who grows up in a deserted village until he is relocated to an abandoned amphitheater in Joppa by the revengeful sea goddess Thetis. There he learns about Princess Andromeda, who cannot marry until her suitor answers a riddle invented by Calbos. Perseus decides to take up the challenge.
A Room with a View is a romantic drama film, which tells the story of Lucy, who during her trip to Florence, meets and shares a brief romance with a young man named George. However, after she returns to her home in England, she gets engaged to a man named Cecil. However, shortly after, George unexpectedly appears in her life again.
After Mary, a 10-year-old girl, loses her parents to an earthquake in British India, she moves into her uncle's mansion in Yorkshire, England. While the strict head housekeeper keeps Mary from exploring the mansion, she allows her to play in the massive grounds where Mary soon discovers a secret garden.
Due to his lust for the British throne, Richard III starts descending into madness. Though England is torn apart by a civil war, he aspires to rise to dictatorship, but for this, he needs to remove the obstacles to his ascension.
Based on the life of British author Jane Austen, the film depicts her lasting love for Tom Lefroy, at that time a penniless apprentice lawyer. An aspiring writer, she has many wealthy suitors; but chooses not accept them because such union may hamper her creativity. She cannot marry Tom either because his entire family depends on him.
The movie, based on the Irish playwright Sean O’Casey autobiography, Mirror in My House, is set in 1911 Dublin when the Irish were protesting against the British. It follows the journey of young John Cassidy who begins working as a labourer during the day and pamphlet writer during nights and eventually rises to become an internationally acclaimed playwright.
Quartet is a comedy drama film which takes us to Beecham House, a retirement home for former professional musicians. All the residents living in the home are suffering from multiple ailments that come with old age, but despite this, they continue their involvement with the world of music. Their lives turn upside down when they come to know that due to financial problems, the home may be closed down.
Keeping Mum is a British black comedy film, which tells the story of a pastor who gets so preoccupied writing the perfect sermon that he becomes completely oblivious to the fact that there are problems in his own house, which includes his sexually dissatisfied wife and his promiscuous teen daughter.
Peter Pan has grown up and forgotten all about his childhood. He is now Peter Banning, a successful and workaholic lawyer who lives with his wife and two children. When Captain Hook, his arch-enemy, kidnaps his children, Peter returns to Neverland to save them. The journey brings back his memories and transforms him.
As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is full with its long-term residents, co-owners Muriel and Sonny make plans to expand their franchise and create The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
When lounge singer, Deloris, witnesses her gangster boyfriend execute an informant, she is put under witness protection and sent to a rundown convent in San Francisco. Initially a misfit, she soon befriends other nuns and becomes the director of the choir. Under her guidance, it becomes very popular, inviting the attention of her former boyfriend, who has put a bounty on her head.
After their husbands leave them for younger women, three women are determined to get their revenge. Since all three of them had played an important role in making their husbands rich, now they plan to take away all their money.
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood is an American comedy drama film which revolves around Siddalee, a well-known playwright, who openly admits to having an unhappy childhood. This leads to her mother getting infuriated, which leads to a fight between them.
Fitz is a successful and talented actor whose wife writes a movie. He wants to star in her movie, but she feels that the role is not suitable for him. Fitz transforms himself into a young Italian man and creates an alter ego, who seems to be exactly what Lily wants for the role.
In this period fantasy, Isabel Green is having difficult time managing the family farm and children, while her husband is away at WWII. With two additional guest children, Isabel needs help, which she receives in the form of enigmatic Nanny McPhee. Initially the children ignore the mystical nanny, but McPhee uses her magic to inculcate five valuable lessons in the children.
This comedy film tells the story of showgirl Delores who once again returns as Sister Mary Clarence to teach music at a Catholic school. However, she must also not only defend the school from closing down, but fend off a few adamant monks as well.
Gnomeo & Juliet is an animated romantic comedy film, which tells the story of Gnomeo and Juliet, two garden gnomes from opposing communities, who fall for each other. Now, they will need to overcome their respective clans in order to be with each other.
Maggie Smith Awards
|California Suite||Best Actress in a Supporting Role||1979|
|The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie||Best Actress in a Leading Role||1970|
|Downton Abbey||Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television||2013|
|A Room with a View||Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture||1987|
|California Suite||Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical||1979|
|Downton Abbey||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series||2016|
|Downton Abbey||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series||2012|
|Downton Abbey||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie||2011|
|My House in Umbria||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie||2003|
|Tea with Mussolini||Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role||2000|
|The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne||Best Actress||1989|
|A Room with a View||Best Actress||1987|
|A Private Function||Best Actress||1985|
|The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie||Best Actress||1970|