Beverley Cross

Biography

Playwright and screenwriter Beverley Cross is best remembered for launching the illustrious career of actress Dame Maggie Smith. The son of an actress and a theater manager, Cross penned the libretto for Half a Sixpence in 1963 (he penned the screenplay in 1967). He wrote his first play in the late '50s. His second play, Strip the Willow (1960), starred a young Maggie Smith, and while it only...