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Entertainment Harry Potter actress Helen McCrory dies aged 52, husband Damian Lewis announces

00:40  17 april  2021
00:40  17 april  2021 Source:   celebrity.nine.com.au

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Actress Helen McCrory , known for her roles in Peaky Blinders and three Harry Potter films, has died of cancer at the age of 52 , according to her husband , the actor Damian Lewis . He said he was "heartbroken", and that she was a "beautiful and mighty woman". McCrory was also known for her long and acclaimed career on stage, and the National Theatre's artistic director Rufus Norris said she was "unquestionably one of the great actors of her generation". image captionHelen McCrory starred in all five series of Peaky Blinders.

The actor Helen McCrory has died at the age of 52 . McCrory was best known for her roles in the films The Queen and The Special Relationship and the Harry Potter franchise, and TV series including Peaky Blinders. Her husband , fellow actor Damian Lewis , announced her death on Twitter, saying that McCrory had died JK Rowling also tweeted her tributes to the actor. “I’m devastated to learn of the death of Helen McCrory , an extraordinary actress and a wonderful woman who’s left us far too soon,” the author said. “My deepest condolences to her family, especially her husband and children.

Helen McCrory, the star who played Narcissa Malfoy in the Harry Potter franchise and Polly Gray in Peaky Blinders, has died, aged 52.

Helen McCrory attends the 65th Evening Standard Theatre Awards at the London Coliseum on November 24, 2019 in London, England. © (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage) Helen McCrory attends the 65th Evening Standard Theatre Awards at the London Coliseum on November 24, 2019 in London, England.

The actress passed away after a battle with cancer, her husband, Damian Lewis, revealed on Friday.

"I'm heartbroken to announce that after a heroic battle with cancer, the beautiful and mighty woman that is Helen McCrory has died peacefully at home, surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family," Lewis wrote on Twitter.

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Britain’s Helen McCrory , known for her roles in Harry Potter movies, the James Bondfilm “Skyfall” and the “Peaky Blinders” television series, has died at the age of 52 after a “heroic battle” with cancer, her husband Damian Lewis said on Friday. McCrory , who also played the former wife of Tony Blair, Cherie, in the film "The Queen" and won a string of acting awards for her work on the stage and on television, had two children with the "Homeland" actor whom she married in 2007. "I'm heartbroken to announce that after an heroic battle with cancer, the beautiful and mighty woman that is Helen


Damian Lewis, Helen McCrory are posing for a picture: Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory arrive at the Charles Finch & CHANEL Pre-BAFTA Party at 5 Hertford Street on February 1, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images) © Dave Benett/Getty Images Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory arrive at the Charles Finch & CHANEL Pre-BAFTA Party at 5 Hertford Street on February 1, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

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"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."

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Lewis and McCrory met in 2003 and have been married for 14 years, after they wed in 2007 at the Kensington and Chelsea Registry Office.

They have two children together — daughter Manon, 14, and son Gulliver, 13.

McCrory was reportedly cast as Bellatrix Lestrange in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix but had to pull out due to her pregnancy.

Helen McCrory dies aged 52

  Helen McCrory dies aged 52 Helen McCrory has tragically passed away at the age of 52 after a battle with cancer.The 'Harry Potter' star passed away "peacefully" after a battle with cancer, her husband Damian Lewis announced on Twitter on Friday afternoon (16.04.21).

The Peaky Blinders and Harry Potter actress passed away peacefully at home, her husband Damian Lewis announced . Fellow performer Damian Lewis , who married McCrory in 2007, shared the news of her death and paid tribute to the actress . Damian Lewis and his wife Helen McCrory Credit: Clara Molden. In a statement posted online he said: “I’m heartbroken to announce that after an heroic battle, the beautiful and mighty woman that is Helen McCrory has died peacefully at home, surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family.

Peaky Blinders and Harry Potter star Helen McCrory has died aged 52 after a secret battle with cancer. The actress , who was married to actor Damian Lewis , died at home 'peacefully' surrounded by family. Lewis said she ' died as she lived. The actress , who has died aged 52 from cancer, was best known for starring as matriarch Polly Gray in Birmingham-set BBC crime thriller Peaky Blinders and as politician Clair Dowar in the James Bond film Skyfall. She also portrayed Cherie Blair in both 2006's The Queen and 2010's The Special Relationship, royal and political dramas written by The Crown's Peter

She was replaced by Helena Bonham Carter but returned in the Half-Blood Prince to play Bellatrix's sister Narcissa Malfoy.

More recently, she became known for her work in Peaky Blinders and just weeks ago was confirmed to be returning for the show's sixth and final season.

The English actress also appeared in the James Bond film Skyfall, Martin Scorsese's Hugo and The Special Relationship.

McCrory played Cherie Booth, wife of UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, in The Queen, opposite Michael Sheen.

The actress was awarded an OBE for services to drama in the 2017 New Year Honours.

The couple are known for their charity work and are ambassadors for the Prince's Trust.

Last year, they raised more than £1 million ($1.78m) to help get hot meals delivered to frontline workers during the first wave of the coronavirus lockdowns in the UK.


Helen McCrory posing for the camera: Helen McCrory attending a photocall for new ITV drama Quiz at the Soho Hotel in London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images) © PA Images via Getty Images Helen McCrory attending a photocall for new ITV drama Quiz at the Soho Hotel in London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)

How brave Helen McCrory hid cancer during final interview just weeks before her death .
Helen McCrory hid her secret cancer battle during an interview just four weeks before her death. Last month the 52-year-old Harry Potter star made her final television appearance, alongside husband Damian Lewis as they discussed the Prince's Trust Awards on ITV's Good Morning Britain. Last month the 52-year-old Harry Potter star made her final television appearance, alongside husband Damian Lewis as they discussed the Prince's Trust Awards on ITV's Good Morning Britain.

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