Worked With:

Bill Murray


Faye Dunaway


Johnny Depp


Ben Kingsley


Ralph Fiennes


Rowan Atkinson


Colin Firth


Kelly Macdonald


Greta Scacchi


Sam Neill


Richard E Grant


Timothy Spall


Aidan Quinn


Roberto Benigni

Liz Smith Biography


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Birth Name: Liz Smith
Born: 12/11/1921
Birth Place: Lincolnshire, England, GB


With her sunken mouth, deep-set, sad eyes and small frame, Smith has excelled at playing dispirited, down-trodden women. She made her screen debut in Mike Leigh's "Bleak Moments" (1971) as a cantankerous, bed-ridden old woman who proudly displays her false teeth by her bedside, and was memorable as a worn-out cleaning lady in Leigh's harrowing drama, "Hard Labour" (1973). Smith has appeared in several period dramas (as Mrs. Heep in the BBC production of "David Copperfield" and the fortune teller in Ridley Scott's "The Duellists" 1977); gave an indelible comic performance as Maggie Smith's dotty mother in "A Private Function" (1984); and was outstanding as the mother of convict Gary Oldman in "We Think the World of You" (1988).