Harry Potter star rushed to A&E as she updates fans with pic from hospital bed | The Sun

Harry Potter star rushed to A&E as she updates fans with pic from hospital bed | The Sun

HARRY Potter star Miriam Margolyes revealed she's been rushed to A&E as she updated fans from her hospital bed.

The actress – who played Professor Pomona Sprout in the wizarding franchise – was admitted to hospital with a chest infection.

Miriam, 82, was hoping to be sent home on Sunday but told fans she was being kept in for another night.

On Saturday, Miriam took to social media to reveal that she was at the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital.

Sharing a photo of her in a hospital gown from her bed, she said: "Thanks to my precious friends who thought of me on Tavi Day. I did survive and I am still in The Royal Brompton Hospital certainly till Sunday.

"I am growing energy but it's still not quite me.


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"I am putting this so you know how grateful I am for lovely messages.

"Slowly I'll get back to The Chase and then Italy, Oz filming in WA and return for 22 city books tour on Sept 7. Loving hugs. MM."

The Call the Midwife star then returned to social media to update fans on the progress of her health.

On Sunday, she wrote: "I spoke too soon. Can't come home yet. I have a chest infection. Probably tomorrow but at least I'm resting.

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"Love to all. Thank you for your lovely messages."

On Tuesday morning, Miriam said she was thrilled to be going home later today after a "s***" time – but thanked the NHS for their support.

She said: "Beloved chums. After a s*** yesterday I am going home later today.

"Heartfelt thanks to all my wonderful friends who sent messages and to the very fine doctors and nurses at the RBHT who put up with me."

Miriam's fans raced to send their well wishes.

One wrote: "So glad you’re going home – and glad too you are on the mend."

Another posted: "Home is the best medicine! Rest well and get your strength back. Glad to hear things are on the up! Much love."

A third added: "PHEW. I am very pleased to read this. Rest, get strong, don't overdo it. Hugs."

The Sun have contacted her rep for comment.

Miriam is undoubtedly best known for her role as Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter franchise.

Miriam's other screen credits include Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet and the 1996 adaptation of James And The Giant Peach.

She's also no stranger to the small screen having had cameo appearances in Agatha Christie's Miss Marple series and iconic animation, Rugrats.

The award-winning actress scooped up a Bafta for her role in Martin Scorsese's The Age of Innocence in 1993.

She also voiced Fly in the hit movie Babe.

Her TV work includes Call The Midwife, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries and Trollied.

Miriam is in a civil partnership with Heather Sutherland, who likes to keep out of the public eye.

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