Maggie Smith in Othello

Maggie Smith (1934 - )

Film DeathsEdit

  • Othello (1965) [Desdemona]: Smothered with a pillow by Laurence Olivier. After her face is uncovered, she regains consciousness long enough to say her last words to Joyce Redman, then dies. (Evidently, the process of asphyxiation wasn't widely understood in Shakespeare's time.)
  • Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing (1972) [Lila Fisher]: Presumably dies of an unspecified illness (off-screen), at some point after the film ends; her fate is strongly hinted at when Maggie shows signs of illness at various points during the film, and again when she tells Timothy Bottoms that she doesn't have long to live.
  • The Lady in the Van (2015) [Mary/Margaret Shepherd]: Dies (off-screen) of old age/natural causes; her body is seen when Cecila Noble and Alex Jennings discover her in the van. Maggie later appears as a vision to Alex at her funeral, before Alex "writes" the story so that she can ascend up into heaven in God's arms.

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