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18th Nov 2016

Bet your bottom dollar you don’t know who this is

Forgive me, it’s Friday.

I’m sitting at my desk, post-lunch and the day is going fairly slowly. I want to go for a drink after work but I’m not off until 7 so until then I will continue to entertain you lovely readers.

I came across this during my scroll of the Internet and thought we could play a game.

There are no rewards or prizes other than the satisfaction of knowing internally that you guessed who it is before all the clues.

This picture is from 1963.

25th February 1963: British stage and film actress Maggie Smith. (Photo by Stan Meagher/Express/Getty Images)

This actress was born in Romford, Essex.

She is a very successful and very well-known actress.

This actress made her stage debut in 1952.

She has appeared in more than 50 films.

She has won a record five Best Actress Evening Standard Awards.

She has won two Academy Awards.

She has also won a record four Best Actress BAFTA Awards.

She is one of the few actresses to have achieved the Triple Crown of Acting.

She has been married twice.

She has five grandchildren.

Got it yet? Here’s another photo.

Actress Maggie Smith smoking a cigarette in her dressing room with her husband actor Robert Stephens as he enjoys a glass of wine during a break from the play Beaux' Stratagem at the Old Vic Theatre. (Photo by John Olson/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

She has starred alongside Whoopi Goldberg.

She is 81-years-old now.

She starred in Harry Potter.

In 2015, she announced that the sixth season of Downton Abbey would be her last.

Yes, it is the one and only Dame Maggie Smith.

Now, not only do you know what the icon looked like in her youth, you also have several useless facts to throw around in the pub later.

Well done, thanks for reading. I’ll get back to some proper work now.