Who Is Beverley Cross? Late Husband Of Maggie Smith

by Manisha Fri Aug 11 2023 Updated On Mon Feb 05 2024
Who Is Beverley Cross? Late Husband Of Maggie Smith

Beverley Cross is the late husband of Academy-winning actress Maggie Smith. His full name is Alan Beverley Cross.

He passed away in 1998 at the age of 66. He was a playwright and screenwriter. 

Beverley Cross's wife, Maggie Smith.
Beverley Cross's wife, Maggie Smith. Source: Pinterest

Married Life

He was married to Maggie until he died in 1998. The couple got married on 23 June 1975. They have no children together. They were married for more than two decades.

Before Maggie, he was married to Elizabeth Clunies-Ross and Gayden Collins.

Beverley Cross and his wife, Maggie Smith.
Beverley Cross and his wife, Maggie Smith. Source: People

Beverly Introduced Maggie To Her First Husband

Maggie was married to Robert Stephens. They wedded in 1967 and parted their ways in 1973. They share two kids, Chris Larkin and Toby Stephens

Stephens died in 1995. Maggie said that it was Beverly who convinced her to join the National Theatre at the Old Vic

Beverly and Maggie were in a relationship then, and he was forced to join the theatre even though she didn’t want to enter. 

In that national theatre, she met Stephens. In an interview, Maggie said it was Beverly's fault that she met Stephens. 


Maggie is 89 years old. She is 5 feet 5 inches tall. She weighs around 55 kg.

Net Worth

Her net worth is estimated to be $20 million. She has managed to earn this fortune from her career as an actress.

Maggie Talked About Being Recognized In Public Places

Maggie has gained fame and attention for her roles in movies and shows. 

But she is mainly recognized by Harry Porter and Downtown Abby fans. She said people greet her when they meet her. 

She said one boy even asked if she was a cat in Harry Porter's movie

She shared one incident when a little boy kept staring at her, and she asked him if he needed any help. 

Then the little boy replied it would come to me in a minute, which is her iconic quote in Downton Abbey. She found that very sweet and cute. 

Maggie Talked About Her Being In New York For The First Time

Maggie was born and raised in England. She made her Broadway debut by being one of the new faces of 56

The American audience saw her in 1956. She said the first thing that shocked her when she came to New York was food. 

She said in England, the ration of food was small, and in the USA, she used to get nervous while ordering food because the portion sizes of the food were tremendous. 

She said she felt like she was in the movie.

Maggie Suggested Not To Marry Person Who Is In The Same Field As Another

Maggie and her first ex-husband, Robert Stephens, were stage performers and actors. 

She said that it was an unpleasant experience to be married to another fellow actor. 

She said that they spent their entire life on stage and in, and they had no life outside the theatre. 

Maggie Led A Normal Life Before Downtown Abbey

Maggie said that her life has changed a lot after Downtown Abbey

She joked that before Downtown Abbey, she had worked in hundreds of movies and shows, but no one knew who she was, and her life was exemplary. 

She said she lived her everyday routine until she appeared in Downtown Abbey

She said she can’t go to theatres, galleries, and museums anymore. She said she couldn't do her own thing now, which felt awful.

Maggie Has Not Watched Downtown Abbey

Maggie played the role of Violet Crawley in the historical drama television series, which ran for six seasons. 

The show aired in 2010 and ended in 2015. Maggie said that she had never seen the series. 

She said it was too late to catch up with the show. She has seen some clips at awards ceremonies. 

She joked she was forced to watch it. She said it was weird to see herself on screen. 

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