Maggie Smith made her stage debut in 1952 and has had an extensive, varied career in stage, film and television spanning over sixty years. She currently stars as Violet Crawley on Downton Abbey, for which she has won a Golden Globe, two Screen Actors Guild awards and two consecutive Emmy awards.

You may also remember her as Minerva McGonagall, the strict but fair Head of Gryffindor house in the Harry Potter films. She is always gorgeous!

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