Maggie Smith Had A Scary Reputation On The Harry Potter Set

Dame Maggie Smith is one of the world’s most distinguished actresses — with an extensive career in theater and films, the 87-year-old veteran is highly respected for her incredible contributions to cinema.

Smith’s role as Professor McGonagall in the eight-part “Harry Potter” film franchise catapulted her status from an accomplished English actress to an international sensation, but her role in “Downton Abbey” as the resilient, formidable Dowager Countess has further amplified that.

With years of experience under her belt, it is only natural for Smith’s colleagues to have felt intimidated around her.While we have plenty of “Harry Potter” bloopers and behind-the-scenes content to attest to how the cast and crew had the time of their lives making the films, some cast members have been revealed to have been somewhat stern.

Smith, who is known for playing the caring-but-uncompromising Transfiguration professor in the films, had a severe reputation on set.

In fact,

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