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Dame Maggie Smith is battling cancer

Dame Maggie Smith, our beloved Professor McGonagall, has been diagnosed with breast cancer

"Dame Maggie Smith is fighting a battle with breast cancer, it has been revealed today.

The 73-year-old Oscar winner, best known in recent years for her portrayal of Professor McGonagall in the Harry Potter films, is now undergoing treatment for the disease, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Dame Maggie is said to have insisted on going ahead with filming the latest instalment of the hit series last month even though she was undergoing radiation therapy at the time.

"She is dealing with it in her typically brave and understated way," one of her friends told the Mandrake column.

"She has had a tumour removed and subsequently completed a course of chemotherapy.

"This was precautionary and the prognosis looks good."
"The last thing she wants to do is to make a fuss about it."


Sending Dame Maggie Smith well wishes and a speedy recovery :hug:

Mykie7 Mykie7 8 years 9 weeks
I was sad to read that she was ill but SO HAPPY to hear the prognosis is good. We already lost our Dumbledore, we need our McGonagall! And she's been in so many great movies. My other favorite for her is Definitely The Sound of Music. If you always do as you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten.
karmasabitch karmasabitch 8 years 10 weeks
Oh no! That is horrible :( She is such an awesome actress.
Grandpa Grandpa 8 years 10 weeks
Maggie Smith starred in one of my all time favorite movies. "the Prime of Jean Brodie. :fogey"
redrover189 redrover189 8 years 10 weeks
Oh my god, no! Not McGonagall! I love her and wish her the speediest of recoveries! *Waves wand* Reparo! (wow, I just nerded out really bad)
hvanness331 hvanness331 8 years 10 weeks
Wow, great lady it seems.
colormesticky colormesticky 8 years 10 weeks
I just love her, I hope she pulls through.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 8 years 10 weeks
Wow. I hope she's going to be okay. I bet she's pretty tough in real life. That whole thing about not wanting to make a fuss isn't surprising. :fingerscrossed: