HARRY POTTER And PEAKY BLINDERS Actress Helen McCrory Passes Away At The Age Of 52
We're very sad to report that award-winning actress Helen McCrory (Peaky Blinders, Harry Potter) has passed away at the age of 52 after a battle with cancer. Her husband, Damian Lewis, broke the news.
Award-winning British stage and screen actress Helen McCrory has sadly passed away at the age of 52.
McCrory's husband, actor Damian Lewis, confirmed the news on Twitter, revealing that his wife "died peacefully at home after a heroic battle with cancer."
“She died as she lived. Fearlessly. God we love her and know how lucky we are to have had her in our lives. She blazed so brightly. Go now, Little One, into the air, and thank you,” he added.
McCrory starred in numerous films and TV shows over the years, but is arguably best known for playing Polly Gray in The BBC's Brummie gangster drama series Peaky Blinders. She also appeared in the likes of Penny Dreadful, Fearless, Skyfall, The Queen, and played Narcissa Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
More recently, she voiced Lord Asriel’s dæmon Stelmaria in His Dark Materials, and played PM Dawn Ellison in political drama Roadkill alongside Hugh Laurie.
Youi can read Lewis' statement in full below along with some of the numerous tributes that have been pouring in for the immensely gifted actress. Our thoughts go out to Helen's friends and family.
So funny, so passionate, so smart and one of the greatest actors of our time. From the first moment I met her when we were just kids it was obvious she was very special. It was an honour to work with her and know her. Much love to Damian and her family. Heartbreaking. https://t.co/gsBO5Fr1ev— michael sheen 💙 (@michaelsheen) April 16, 2021
Impossible to process the mighty Helen McCrory has passed. I worked with Helen on stage and of course we were lucky enough to get her in "Inside No 9". She was always immaculate and brilliant. An unfathomable loss. RIP . pic.twitter.com/fbau6kywzW— reece shearsmith (@ReeceShearsmith) April 16, 2021
We're sad to hear of the death of actor Helen McCrory. As well as fearless Polly Gray in BAFTA-winning Peaky Blinders, she was in 2007 Best Film BAFTA winner The Queen, amongst many other films and TV shows. pic.twitter.com/1CzeIIYfzE— BAFTA (@BAFTA) April 16, 2021
We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our beloved Helen McCrory, who played Narcissa Malfoy with such depth and brilliance in the Harry Potter film series. She was a wonderful actor and a very dear friend; Harry Potter fans will miss her very much. pic.twitter.com/wXexuxFNyG— Wizarding World (@wizardingworld) April 16, 2021
Helen McCrory as Polly Gray— Peaky Blinders (@ThePeakyBlinder) April 16, 2021
All our love and thoughts are with Helen’s family.
Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/HBEg4Hz2Up