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Maggie Smith stars in every sense: she won an Academy Award - an Oscar - for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She also won a BAFTA for Best Actress, while Celia Johnson won a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress.
Maggie Smith brilliantly fills the title role as a forthright teacher at an exclusive 1930s Scots' girls' school. But the heroes Miss Brodie promotes are very dubious and openness in the classroom about her private life proves most unwise ...
Ronald Neame directed The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie in 1969. The film features Robert Stephens and Gordon Jackson. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is based on Muriel Spark's 1961 novel of the same name.