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Watch: Maggie Smith on '60 Minutes,' Plus Career Highlight Clips

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood February 19, 2013 at 1:33PM

Check out this "60 Minutes" interview with the Dowager Countess herself, Maggie Smith. As Women and Hollywood's Melissa Silverstein notes, "There aren't many actresses as popular with the Harry Potter set as she is with the Masterpiece Theatre set."
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Maggie Smith in 'Downton Abbey'
Maggie Smith in 'Downton Abbey'

Check out this "60 Minutes" interview with the Dowager Countess herself, Maggie Smith. As Women and Hollywood's Melissa Silverstein notes, "There aren't many actresses as popular with the Harry Potter set as she is with the Masterpiece Theatre set."

Now 78, Smith has won two Oscars, three Emmies and one Tony over the course of her illustrious career. Clips and trailers below of some career highlights, including "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie," "The Secret Garden," "Sister Act," "Gosford Park" and hands-down one of the best moments from the "Harry Potter" franchise -- when Professor McGonagall name-checks Voldemort.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.