Celebrating Dame Maggie Smith
!/ 2002: Maggie Smith plays Professor Minerva McGonagall in “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” the second film of the series, alongside Miriam Margolyes, Richard Harris and Alan Rickman.
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2005: Dame Maggie Smith, left, and Dame Judi Dench promote their film “Ladies in Lavender” in New York on April 21, 2005.
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3/ 2011: Maggie Smith plays the aristocrat Violet, the Dowager Countess of Grantham, in “Downton Abbey.