7 Facts About Maggie Smith

1. On 10 April 1999 Maggie Smith received the William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre presented by the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC in recognition of her significant contribution to classical theatre in the US.

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2. In 1995, Maggie Smith received an honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of Cambridge.

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3. In 1971, Maggie Smith was conferred an honorary Doctor of Letters by University of St Andrews.

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4. In September 2011, Maggie Smith offered her support for raising the $4.6 million needed to help rebuild the Court Theatre in Christchurch, New Zealand, after the earthquake in 2011 which caused severe damage to the area.

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5. On 30 October 2015, Maggie Smith appeared on BBC's The Graham Norton Show, her first appearance on a chat show in 42 years.

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6. In 1981, Maggie Smith played the goddess Thetis in Clash of the Titans.

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7. In 1962, Maggie Smith won the first of a record five Best Actress Evening Standard Awards for her roles in Peter Shaffer's plays The Private Ear and The Public Eye, again opposite Kenneth Williams.

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