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Helen McCrory tragically dies aged 52 after battle with cancer
Peaky Blinders and Harry Potter star Helen McCrory has died aged 52 after a battle with cancer . Her husband Damian Lewis confirmed the sad news on Friday. The Hollywood actress, who starred in the Harry Potter series, passed away peacefully at home. ‘Now more than ever young people whose life feels like it’s on hold with coronavirus need to know people are still there to help.’ @PrincesTrust ambassadors Helen McCrory and @lewis_damian talk about the work they’re doing with their charity. pic.twitter.
Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy has said he is "broken-hearted" over Helen McCrory's death in an emotional new statement. The pair had starred together in the BBC show as Tommy Shelby and Polly Gray for the past decade.
In a statement, Cillian said: "I am broken-hearted to lose such a dear friend.
"Helen was a beautiful, caring, funny, compassionate human being."
The star went on to praise her as a gifted actor, admitting he will "dearly miss her".
He added to the PA news agency: "She was also a gifted actor - fearless and magnificent. She elevated and made humane every scene, every character she played.
Helen McCrory dead: Peaky Blinders and Harry Potter star dies after cancer battle aged 52
HELEN MCCRORY who starred in Peaky Blinders and Harry Potter has died aged 52.The actress's husband Damian Lewis confirmed the news of her death in a heartbreaking statement.
"It was a privilege to have worked with this brilliant woman, to have shared so many laughs over the years.
"I will dearly miss my pal. My love and thoughts are with Damian and her family."
News of Helen's death came earlier today when her husband Damian Lewis announced she had died from cancer aged 52.
He shared the devastating news in a post on Twitter.
Damian wrote: "I'm heartbroken to announce that after an 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.
Cillian Murphy leads tributes to ‘gifted’ actress Helen McCrory
Her husband Damian Lewis revealed on Friday that McCrory had died.The actor labelled his Peaky Blinders co-star as a “beautiful, caring, funny compassionate human being”.
"She died as she lived. Fearlessly. God we loved 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."
Cillian is not the only one of Helen's Peaky Blinders co-stars to pay tribute to her.
Oswald Mosley actor Sam Claflin wrote an emotional message on Instagram.
Sharing an image of them on the show, he said: "Helen McCrory. Thank you for all you have done. For all that you brought. And all you have left.
"You have been a teacher. A guide. A leader. An inspiration. And a friend, to so many.
"Any time I was ever fortunate enough to see your face across a crowded room, I felt ok. You were such a strong presence. Such a gifted and versatile actor. Such a kind and generous person.
"And you will be missed. Love and strength to you and yours x."
BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Truly, we have lost a luminous talent in Helen McCrory
BAZ BAMIGBOYNE: Like all great actors, Helen McCrory knew the importance of costume and what signals it could convey to an audience. For instance, the minute she received scripts for the BBC’s Peaky Blinders, she was on the phone to the drama’s designer plotting how Aunt Polly would look that season.When Stephen Frears cast her to portray Cherie Blair in The Queen her first thought was ‘getting the bloody wig’ right, though she told me she’d been given a slightly better one when Frears asked her and Michael Sheen to play the Blairs a second time in The Special Relationship.
Damian Lewis praises wife Helen McCrory who was ‘a meteor in our life’
The actress, best known for playing powerful women such as Aunt Polly in the BBC gang drama Peaky Blinders, has died at the age of 52.
The official Peaky Blinders account also shared their tribute, writing: "Helen's performance as Polly Gray was inspirational, joyous, transgressive, hilarious and incredibly moving.
"As a person she was off-the-scale charismatic, and deeply caring.
"We feel so privileged to have worked with her over the last decade.
"All our thoughts and love are with Damian and family."
Ada Shelby actor Sophie Rundle also shared her condolences following the news.
She wrote on Instagram: "God she was so f****** cool though.
"It is entirely senseless and brutal to lose Helen, she was an extraordinary and remarkable person.
"Quite shockingly talented. What a privilege to have worked with her these past years, I can't overstate how much I admired her.
"My thoughts are with her family and loved ones. Our Pol. What a heavy loss. We will miss her so dearly."
Peaky Blinders' Cillian Murphy shoots scenes for show's sixth season .
He's been busy shooting scenes for Peaky Blinders' sixth and final season, after the novel coronavirus pandemic forced production to halt. And lead actor Cillian Murphy was seen cutting a brooding figure as he got into character while strolling before cameras on the set in Manchester, on Thursday.The actor, 44, transformed into Tommy Shelby as he stepped out in the city's Castlefield area, where he was seen exiting a Chinese business.