Here is a still of Dame Maggie Smith's earlier work, 1972's Travels with My Aunt, in which she was nominated for an Oscar for best actress.PSA/DNA Certified!! She does not sign often, and there are very few verified autos. PSA/DNA #W29511 certifies this to be a true, original autograph. Before the Harry Potter series as Professor McGonagall and Downton Abbey's Dowager Countess of Grantham, Violet Crawley, Maggie Smith was a steadfast actor from England. With 2 Oscars and many other awards, Maggie Smith is an acting icon.