Keeping Mum is a 2005 British black comedy film starring Rowan Atkinson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith and Patrick Swayze. To say it is funny is an understatement. It is hilarious. Maggie Smith (as always) has the best lines, and dead-pans them to great effect. The fact that bodies abound makes for an entertaining film as identities and motives are revealed. A stellar cast with great comedic timing!
During the years of 2007-2011, Maggie Smith continued to film the final Harry Potter movies, all while battling breast cancer. During the filming of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood prince, she had shingles and was forced to wear a wig in order to continue filming. On the subject, Smith said, “If there’s work to do I'll do it. I’ve still got to stagger through the last Harry Potter. The cancer was hideous. It takes the wind out of your sails and I don’t know what the future holds, if anything...