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Born: December 28, 1934 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Essex, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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MILESTONES

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Spent first five years in Ilford, England
1939:
Family moved to Oxford
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Was an assistant stage manager and performer at the Oxford Playhouse
1952:
Stage debut in Oxford University Dramatic Society production of "Twelfth Night"
1956:
Broadway debut in the sketch revue "New Faces of '56"
1956:
Made uncredited appearance as a party guest in "Child in the House"
1957:
Made London stage debut in "Share My Lettuce"
1959:
Official feature film debut in "Nowhere to Go"
1959:
Was a member of the Old Vic company, where she first played opposite Laurence Olivier in "Rhinoceros"
1962:
Offered praiseworthy performances in "The Public Ear" and "The Private Eye"
1963:
First major film role, opposite Rod Taylor and Richard Burton in "The VIPs"
1963:
Joined National Theatre as a charter member; played Desdemona to Olivier's "Othello"
1965:
Earned first Academy Award nomination reprising her stage role of Desdemona in a film adaptation of "Othello"
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Had title role in the National Theatre production of "Miss Julie"
1967:
Played featured role in "The Honey Pot"
1969:
Won first Oscar for the role of a fascistic Scottish schoolteacher at an all-girl's school in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie"
1972:
Headlined a London production of Noel Coward's "Private Lives"
1972:
Earned Best Actress Academy Award nomination as Best Actress for "Travels with My Aunt"
1974:
Made rare TV guest appearance on "The Carol Burnett Show" (CBS)
1976:
Played Dora Charleston, a spoof of Myrna Loy's Nora Charles in the Neil Simon-scripted "Murder By Death"
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Headlined an L.A. stage production of "The Guardsman"
1978:
Won second Oscar for her turn opposite Michael Caine playing an Oscar-nominated actress in "California Suite"; scripted by Neil Simon
1978:
Offered a scene-stealing turn in "Death on the Nile"; adapted from an Agatha Christie mystery
1979:
Returned to Broadway recreating her London stage role in Tom Stoppard's play "Night and Day"; earned a Tony nomination
1980:
Portrayed writer Virginia Woolf in "Virgina" at Stratford (recreated the role in London's West End in 1981)
1982:
Co-starred with Michael Palin in the comedy "The Missionary"
1982:
Acted in second film adapted from an Agatha Christie mystery "Evil Under the Sun"
1984:
Reteamed with Palin to co-star in the Alan Bennett-scripted comedy "A Private Function"
1986:
Co-starred as the meddling chaperone in "A Room with a View"; earned Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nomination
1987:
Made rare but memorable TV appearance in the "Bed Among the Lentils" segment of the "Talking Heads" series of one-person dramas scripted by Alan Bennett; premiered on British TV and aired in USA on PBS' "Masterpiece Theatre"
1988:
Created the role of Lettice Douffet in Peter Shaffer's play "Lettice and Lovage" in London; reprised role in NYC in 1990 and earned a Tony Award
1991:
Played an aged Wendy Darling in the Steven Spielberg directed, "Hook"
1992:
Co-starred with Whoopi Goldberg as the mother superior in the comedy "Sister Act"; reprised role in "Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit" (1993)
1993:
Starred in TV remake of Tennessee Williams' "Suddenly, Last Summer" (PBS); garnered an Emmy nomination
1993:
Played Lady Bracknell in a highly praised turn in London revival of "The Importance of Being Earnest"
1993:
Cast as Mrs. Metlock in the remake of "The Secret Garden"
1994:
Starred in London staging of Edward Albee's award-winning "Three Tall Women"
1995:
Played the Duchess of York in "Richard III" starring Ian McKellen and directed by Richard Loncraine
1996:
Reprised TV role in London stage production of "Bed Among the Lentils"
1997:
Earned praise for her turn as the meddlesome aunt in "Washington Square"
1997:
Starred in the London stage production of Edward Albee's "A Delicate Balance"
1998:
Reteamed with Michael Caine for the supernatural comedy "Curtain Call" (aired on Starz!)
1999:
Appeared alongside Judi Dench, Cher and Joan Plowright in Franco Zeffirelli's "Tea With Mussolini"
1999:
Played Aunt Betsey in BBC remake of "David Copperfield"; aired in USA on PBS in 2000; received Emmy nomination
1999:
Starred in Alan Bennett's play "The Lady in the Van"
2000:
Headlined the British film "The Last September" as a member of the British aristocracy in 1920s Ireland
2001:
Portrayed the contemptuous Countess of Trentham in Robert Altman's ensemble "Gosford Park"; earned a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination
2001:
Portrayed Prof. Minerva McGonagall in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"; adapted from the first novel in the best-sellling fantasy series by J.K. Rowling
2002:
Reprised role of Professor McGonagall in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"
2002:
Starred opposite Judi Dench in David Hare's stage play "The Breath of Life"; reprised role on Broadway in 2003
2002:
Starred in the tv-movie "My House in Umbria"; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress
2004:
Again portrayed Professor McGonagall in "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" directed by Alfonso Cuarón
2005:
Reprised role of Prof. McGonagall in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" directed by Mike Newell
2006:
Played Rowan Atkinson¿s housekeeper in the British comedy "Keeping Mum"
2007:
Reprised the role of Prof. McGonagall in "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix"
2007:
Appeared opposite Anne Hathaway in the period film "Becoming Jane"
2009:
Reprised the role of Prof. McGonagall in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," the sixth book in the fantasy series directed by David Yates
2010:
Co-starred with Emma Thompson in the family comedy "Nanny McPhee Returns"
2010:
Earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for "Capturing Mary" (BBC, 2007)
2010:
Earned critical praise for her role as the Dowager Countess of Grantham on the British period drama "Downton Abbey" (PBS)
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
2011:
Reprised Prof. Minerva McGonagall for the last feature in the series "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2"
2012:
Co-starred in ensemble comedy drama "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"
2012:
Played a retired opera singer opposite Tom Courtenay, Pauline Collins, and Billy Connolly in "Quartet," Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut

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