Helen McCrory, English actress, has passed away at age 52 as a result of cancer. It has been confirmed by her husband and actor on Twitter Damian Lewis. McCrory had dozens of film, television and stage credits, including roles in Harry Potter, Peaky Blinders, Skyfall or Loving Vincent.
“With a broken heart, I announce that after a heroic battle with cancer, the beautiful and powerful woman Helen McCrory has died peacefully at home, surrounded by a wave of love from her friends and family. He died as he lived. Without fear. God knows what we love her and how lucky we have been to have her in our lives.“
– Damian Lewis (@lewis_damian) April 16, 2021
McCrory had a long career in British television and film. He began his acting career in theater, an area he never abandoned, alternating with his roles in film and TV.
He made his film debut in Interview with the Vampire, in 1994, and had supporting roles in The Queen (2006) where she played Cherie Blair; Young Jane Austen, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Hugo’s Invention, Skyfall, Their Best Story (Their Finest) and Loving Vincent.
In the saga Harry Potter was chosen to interpret to Bellatrix Lestrange in Order of the Phoenix (2007), but it left the paper by its pregnancy. Subsequently, he joined the saga in the last three films playing Narcissa Malfoy, mother of Draco Malfoy.
On television, she worked on many series, mostly British productions, including a 2010 episode of Doctor Who. She gained popularity as one of the leads of Peaky blinders, Elizabeth “Polly” Gray, the matriarch of the Shelby family. His last role was in the BBC miniseries Roadkill.
McCrory and Lewis kept his illness a secret. A year ago, at the start of the Covid-19 crises, McCrory and Lewis raised £ 1 million with an initiative to give meals to workers in the public health system.