London Lite Monday, 5 October 2009 15 Potterfanswin Grintcampaign DAME MAGGIE SMITH says her battle with breast cancer has left her too frightened to tread the boards. The actress, winner of two Oscars, said she may turn her back on theatre after chemotherapy and radiotherapy left her flattened with no energy or confidence. The 74-year-old, who starred in The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie and the Harry Potter films, said: Im frightened to work in theatre now. I feel very uncer- tain. I havent done it for a while. Dame Maggie was diagnosed with cancer last year after finding a lump on her breast. I had been feeling a little rum, she said. I didnt think it was anything serious because years ago I felt a lump and it was benign. I assumed this would be too. It takes the wind out of your sails, and I dont know what the future holds, if anything. She said the experience had very much changed her. I think its the age I was when it happened, she added. It takes you longer to recover, you are not so resilient. She made Harry Potter And The Half- Blood Prince -- playing Professor Minerva McGonagall -- during her cancer treatment. I was hairless, Dame Maggie said. I had no problem getting the wig on. I was like a boiled egg. She plans to stagger through the final Harry Potter film, The Deathly Hallows, but said she was not sure what would happen to her career after that. HARRY POTTER fans are celebrating after winning their campaign to get a UK showing for a new film starring Rupert Grint. The actor, best known as the young magicians red-haired pal Ron Weasley, plays a teenager experimenting with sex and drugs in Cherrybomb. It had been feared the film would not be seen in the UK, but now after a website petition and Facebook campaign with over 10,000 supporters, a major UK distribution deal has been secured for next year. Grint, 21, said he was relieved that people power has paid off. I am so grateful to my fans in particular, who have travelled the world to support the film at festivals and preview screenings, he said. BY MARK BLUNDEN Eattonight ...somewherecheap BINTANG WHAT a find this place is. Blink and youll miss it, but pay attention because the rest of Kentish Town has, judging by how chocka it can get. Its romantic too -- squeeze in together and eat Malaysian delights like aromatic baked sea bass for 8. 93 Kentish Town Road, NW1 (020 7813 3393) GREEN PAPAYA VIETNAMESE food may often be cheap, but its one of the surest bets for a good-value meal. Green Papaya is one of a gaggle of Vietnamese cafs in Hackney. Youll not need much cash to eat well: sweet and sour pork or beef with ginger are both only 5. 191 Mare Street, E8 (020 8985 5486) CHRIS BEANLAND Read1,OOOsofpubandrestaurant reviewsandbookonlineat seemetro.co.uk Bandit at 1 oclock Jokebox......... Dame Maggie: Breast cancer may make me give up theatre Drinktonight ...Somewhereboho THE ALMA LOOKING for Newington Greens most boho boozer? Inside The Alma youll see ranks of Macbook-using punters logging on to Gawker while discussing the latest Barbican opening over a glass of Sangiovese (3.40). 59, Newington Green Road, N1 (020 7359 4536) CHRIS BEANLAND BOHO THIS one gives itself away with the name. Its a bar. Its boho. Having swung its doors open in June, this place is already ruffling feathers on the SE22 scene. Check out the relaxed Brazilian/Japanese vibe that sees it serving both caipirinhas (5.50) and sushi. 52 Lordship Lane, SE22 (020 8693 9168) Potter favourite: Maggie Smith as Minerva McGonagall index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html48.html49.html50.html51.html52.html53.html54.html55.html