Maggie Gyllenhaal cradles her rather large baby bump as she edges nearer to her due date

Any day now Pregnant Maggie Gyllenhaal cradles her rather large baby bump as she edges nearer to her due date

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09:32 GMT, 14 March 2012

She was said to be six months pregnant in December last year.

And fast forward to March, and Maggie Gyllenhaal may well be nearing her due date.

The actress was spotted cradling her rather large baby bump as she stepped out in Brooklyn, New York today to run some errands.

Any day now Pregnant Maggie Gyllenhaal, who is said to be due to give birth soon, was spotted cradling her rather large baby bump in New York today

Any day now Pregnant Maggie Gyllenhaal, who is said to be due to give birth soon, was spotted cradling her rather large baby bump in New York today

The Secretary star, who already has a daughter Ramona with her husband Peter Sarsgaard, looked blossoming in a red fitted long sleeve top paired with some black trousers and a knitted scarf.

Maggie enjoyed her morning walk around the New York island, stopping for a second to drop a pair of sandals into a box out the front of her home.

She seemingly had worked up some warmth, later removing her sweater once again revealing her burgeoning belly in a charcoal V-neck T-shirt.

Blossoming: The actress later removed her sweater, once again revealing her burgeoning belly in a charcoal V-neck T-shirt

Blossoming: The actress later removed her sweater, once again revealing her burgeoning belly in a charcoal V-neck T-shirt

Gyllenhaal and husband Sarsgaard, who was originally a close friend of her brother and Donnie Darko star Jake, married in 2009.

Their new addition to the family will be a brother or sister to Ramona, five.

Having kept the news quiet for months, the couple only revealed they would be expecting their second child at the end of November.

Expanding their family: Maggie and husband Peter Sarsgaard's new addition will be a brother or sister to their daughter Ramona, five

Expanding their family: Maggie and husband Peter Sarsgaard's new addition will be a brother or sister to their daughter Ramona, five

Maggie was reported to be six months pregnant in December, meaning that she could well be due sometime this month.

A source told Life & Style magazine in December: 'Over Thanksgiving weekend, Maggie was telling friends that she’s six months pregnant. Her bump is so big.

'She’s thrilled to be pregnant! She and Peter have wanted another child for a while.

Happy couple: Gyllenhaal and Sarsgaard, who was originally a close friend of her brother and Donnie Darko star Jake, married in 2009

Happy couple: Gyllenhaal and Sarsgaard, who was originally a close friend of her brother and Donnie Darko star Jake, married in 2009

'They’re very happy that they’ll have another baby in the house soon.'

At least she'll be getting into character for her latest project rather than preparing for a career hiatus.

Maggie's next film Learning To Fly will see her star alongside Holly Hunter in a tale about two mothers trying to make a difference at a local school.