Maggie Smith, How the Actor Aged Like a Fine Wine

By Aravind Baby

Maggie Smith, popular in this generation as Professor Minerva McGonagall.

Born in 1934, she landed her Broadway debut in 1956 and shortly made into the silver screen in early 60s. This is how she looked back then.

Magnificent, isn’t she?

One more.

As Othello’s Desdemona. (1965), Shakespeare’s epitome of tenderness.

As the titular character in “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie” (1969), for which she won the Oscar for the best actress.

Sometime in the 70s (If eyes could kill..!)

California Suite (1978which won her the Oscar for the best actress in a supporting role.

A room with a view (1985)

Richard III (1996), as the royal Duchess

Gosford Park (2001), The sheer elegance.

As my ideal teacher and favorite character of the series, Prof. McGonagall in Sorcerer’s Stone (2001).

I’ve seen that look of parental love before, in the eyes of my grandmother (who was also a true badass!)

To Deathly Hallows Part II (2011)

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011), she still looks so elegant!

Downton Abbey (2019), Queen, as graceful as always…

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