We’re all convinced that she’s one of the greatest living actresses of all time. One of the Britain’s versatile imported actresses, a double Oscar Award winning queen, mesmerized our eyes with her mythical looks in her early years of acting. She has been delighting us for more than six decades as our choice “First Lady of Magic” – Dame Maggie Smith CH, DBE.

Born as Margaret Natalie Smith on December 28th, 1934 in Essex, England. She studied at Oxford High Scool. Had two children Chris and Toby. Married to Robert Stephens in 1967 and got divorced in 1974. She married Beverley Cross in 1975. She first appeared in theatre on a 1952 stage play “Twelfth Night.” She gained television appearances starting in the year 1955 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre. 

She made a debut movie 1956’s “Child in the House”, as Bridget Howard in a 1958 movie “Nowhere to Go” and as Chantal in “Go to Blazes.” As she was bestowed to become empress in the acting industry, she became one of the most recognizable actresses in movies in the following years. She also acted as the old Wendy from the movie “Hook” with Robin Williams Robin Williams is a legendary actor and comedian. >> Read More... Robin Williams in 1991. She also co-starred with Whoopi Goldberg She is one of the few that gave us tremendous laug >> Read More... Whoopi Goldberg in their comedy film “Sister Act” and “Back in The Habit” as unshaken Reverend Mother. She significantly dominated the Hollywood industry as she played the role of Professor Minerva McGonagall in the movie franchise “Harry Potter.” She made great performances in her television comeback as widowed Countess Violet Crawley in “ Downton Abbey Click to look into! >> Read More... Downton Abbey ” where she won in 2010 and 2011 as Outstanding Supporting Actress from Emmy Awards.

She won 54 awards bagging at least one award per year. She won Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role from Academy Awards and BAFTA in the 1969 movie “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie” and Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role “California Suite” in 1978. The Alfred Toepfer Stiftung honored her in 1991 receiving “Shakespeare Prize” and Actors Hall of Fame in 2014. She also won Best Actress for the movie “A Private Function” in 1984 and “A Room With A View” in 1986. She won Best Actress in Supporting Role (BAFTA) for the movie “Tea with Mussolini” in 1999. We cannot forget her more than life British Empire Orders as a Commander and Dame Commander in 1970 and 1990 respectively. She won Best Ensemble from Critics Choice in 2001 movie “Gosford Park” and Outstanding Lead Actress in 2003 “My House in Umbria” from Emmy Awards and more. She’s a devotee for International Glaucoma Association and relief contributor for earthquake disasters.

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Her complete name is Maggie Natalie Smith; formerly known as Dame Margaret. A famous English actress born in the city of Rumford, England; she started off her acting career as a stage performance in the year 1952 at the Oxford Playhouse. She was so talented and expressive by her cinema skills that she was awarded the prestigious Best Actress Evening Standard Award for an exemplary act in the London theater.

Apart from the London crowd, New York City also accepted this new beautiful talent with full pomp and celebration. For films like Private Lives (1975), 'Night and Day' (1979) and 'Lettice and Lovage' (1990), she continuously did win many nominations for Tony Awards in the category of the best and most likable Heroine.

Before she tried her luck in the industry, she devoted most of her time and attention to the stage performances. She contributed her part in many dramas like Antony and 'Cleopatra '(1976), Macbeth (1978); which were the new recreations of the renowned Shakespeare. Also, she also showcased her skills at the Theatre Royal Haymarket; for the plays A dedicated Balance (1997) and The Breath of Life (2002).

Her debut movie was a great show for the audience and was highly appreciated by the critics too. It was strange for a newcomer to start off her journey with a risk to choose a crime and thrill film, but Maggie did outstanding work in the movie and received many laurels. She also won the BAFTA Award nomination for her debut movie. 

It was noticed that the directors and the producers fused to find her apt for performing in the Shakespeare roles. When she played the role of Desdemona in the film version of the well profound novel of William Shakespeare named Othello, she earned a lot of fame and respect; in the form of award nominations for Academy and Golden Globe awards. This movie proved to be the greatest milestone in her acting career. She never left her passion and decided to work forth in this field till her possible capacity.

Judi Dench English Actress

Judi Dench

She’s the long-time-running as “M” for James Bond franchises. She’s succeeded by her protégé Ralph Fiennes in the installment “Skyfall.” Born as her Dame Judith Olivia Dench CH, DBE, FRSA from York, England. She studied at Mount School, she’s the brother of renowned actor Jeffrey Dench and niece of Emma Dench a Harvard University Professor and renowned Roman Historian. She was married to Michael Williams in 1971 and the mother of Finty Williams. She won more than 50 awards from prestigious award giving bodies.In 1998 she won Best Supporting Actress from Academy Award for the 1998 movie “Shakespeare in Love.” She was nominated multiple times particularly for the “Philomena.” She won the Outstanding Achievement in Character Performance in 2004 for the film “GoldenEye.” She received award from Alliance of Women Film Journalists for J.Edgar as Actress Defying Age and Ageism. In 1965 she won Most Promising New Comer for the movie “Four in the Morning” and Best Actress in a Supporting role for the 1986 movie “A Room with a View” and 1997 movie “A Handful of Dust.” She also won Best Actress for “Mrs. Brown” and “Iris.” She won Best Actress for the movies “Talking to a Stranger” and 1982 film “Going Gently.” She also won Best Entertainment Performance for the 1985 series “A Fine Romance” and a 2001 movie “The Last of the Blonde Bombshells.” She also starred for the cast of the movies 2015 movies “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” and  the screenplay “Tulip Fever.”  She have an upcoming 2016 movie called “Schadenfreude” known as harm and joy.She was ordained-appointed as Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1970, Commander of the British Empire” in 1988 and Companions of Honour in 2005. She’s also an advocate for fighting for the rights of tribal people of Botswana and for this she received the honorary Doctor of Letters from Nottingham Trent University.


Julie Andrews

“The Sound of Music” this could be the most well-known movie generations through generations. People visiting Salzburg and the Austrian Alps became a tourist spot because of this movie’s contribution. Tourists around the world will have a chance to experience how to feel like Andrews while filming the movie. You’ll have a chance to use replica of his dress, run through the Alps as he candidly exploited in the movie and walk at the riverside.She was born as Dame Julia "Julie" Elizabeth Andrews, DBE on October 1, 1935 from Surrey, England. She’s an accomplished actress, talented singer, dancer and theatre director. She was known to be the in the list of “100 Greatest Britons.” She was first married to Tony Walton and then later on divorced. He met his longtime partner and married with Blake Edwards in 1969. She had 5 children, naming Emma, Jennifer, Geoffrey, Amelia and Joanna. She was considered to become one of the few to ha an “absolute pitch.” She was alos dubbed as the “Youngest Prima Donna.” Her first debut  film was “La Rosa di Bagdad” but gained limelight in the movie “Mary Poppins” in 1964. She won BAFTA, Golden Globe, Grammy Award, Golden Laurel and Academy Award – Best Actress. She made another blockbuster thriller-suspense hit “The sound of Music” in 1965 as Maria von Trapp that successfully escaped from the fangs of the SS Recruitment. She received Best Actress from Golden Globe, another Golden Laurel for Best Female Musical Performance and David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actress. She made the movie “Thoroughly Modern Millie” in 1967, the famous Gertrude Lawrence for her 1968 movie “Star!”, love comedy film “Darling Lili” in 1970. She slightly loosed her limelight as her time passes through movie industry. She made a gigantic comeback in the comedy-pop-culture movie “The Princess Diaries” with Anne Hathaway.  She was nominated in the Primetime Emmy Award for Supporting Actress in her 2003 miniseries “Eloise at Christmastime.” She made another installment of “Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement” in 2004. She also joined the voice talents for the 2007 animated movie “Shrek 2” and “Shrek Third” and “Shrek Forever After” as Queen Lillian. Made another chance to use her vocals in “Despicable Me” as Marlena – Gru’s Mom. She appeared as Lily in Dwayne Johnson’s movie “Tooth Fairy.”

Julie Andrews English Actress