'Fine and well' Dame Maggie Smith dismisses heart scare reports
Monday 05 November 2012
Downton Abbey star Dame Maggie Smith has dismissed reports she was at the centre of a heart scare.
Her spokeswoman said of the award-winning actress: "She is fine and well and at home."
It is thought the reports emerged after Dame Maggie visited her doctor for a routine medical procedure.
The 77-year-old actress plays Violet Crawley, the grand Dowager Countess of Grantham, in the ITV1 period drama, which is a ratings hit on both sides of the Atlantic.
The series reaches the climax of its third season tonight.
ITV has not yet announced a fourth season but Dame Maggie has told creator Julian Fellowes she has no plans to leave the series.
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