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Downton's Dame Maggie Smith 'fine and well' after reports of heart scare

Dame Maggie Smith at a film screening in London Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Star of ITV's Downton Abbey 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.