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Monday 21 January 2019

Kate smiles through cancer fight at premiere

ACTRESS Kate Thompson put on a brave face through her cancer battle as she stepped out at a film premiere last night.

The former Glenroe star turned writer has been battling breast cancer since her diagnosis last October, but she is determined to carry on with life as normal.

The mum-of-one looked stunning in a navy-blue dress paired with brown suede boots, accompanied by her daughter Clara, as they stepped out to attend the Irish premiere of The Rite at the Savoy cinema last night.

Despite losing her hair due to her chemotherapy treatment, Kate was putting on a brave face, and it was all smiles last night.

The successful author discovered she had cancer after a routine check at St Vincent's Hospital in October, and revealed that it saved her life.

And she admitted that she found it too heartbreaking to break the news to her daughter, and her husband Malcolm instead explained the situation to her.

"It's like a blow to the chest when you first hear about it,"Clara said earlier this month. "So you stay as calm as you can, even though you want to scream, shout and cry because of the horror of it. I've just been trying really hard to be as helpful as I can."

cmcbride@herald.ie

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