Maggie Smith Admits Breast Cancer Shook Her Stage Confidence, But She Still Graces The Big Screen

Date January 24, 2018

Maggie Smith is an incredibly talented British actress who shaped the British cinema. Her outstanding performances didn’t go unnoticed, she was presented with the "Dame" title by Queen Elizabeth II.

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The theatre and cinema actress, famously known by her roles of Minerva McGonagall in the Harry Potter series and Dowager Countess of Grantham in Downton Abbey, played in over 50 films and was nominated for the Oscar award six times, and she won twice.

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In 2008, the 83-year-old was diagnosed with breast cancer and had been battling with this horrible disease that left her feeling frightened and scared to come back to the theatre stage.

I’m frightened to work in theatre now. I feel very uncertain.

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Meggie Smith was putting the brave face when she was on the set of Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince, that’s when she was going through her cancer treatment.

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After finishing her treatment and getting “all clear” from her doctors, Meggie wasn’t sure what would happen to her career next. But, to the joy of her fans, she came back to the screen with From Time To Time, a film adaptation of Lucy M. Boston’s Green Knowe stories, where she reunited with her Downton Abbey co-star Hugh Bonneville.

We hope to see more of Smith’s unforgettable and touching performances in the future, and meanwhile, will get comfortable with a cup of tea and a Harry Potter box set.

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