Entertainment Peaky Blinders and Harry Potter actor Helen McCrory dies, aged 52
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 and Harry Potter actor Helen McCrory has died from cancer. She was 52 years old.
McCrory's husband, the actor Damian Lewis, released a statement on Twitter, reading: “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.
"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."
McCrory was best known for her portrayal of Polly Gray in the British TV series Peaky Blinders, appearing in 30 episodes across the series. She also appeared as Narcissa Malfoy in three Harry Potter movies, starting with the Half-Blood Prince.
Peaky Blinders star Helen McCrory dies aged 52 following cancer battle
Her husband Damian Lewis announced the devastating news.The actress was known for her extensive career, with roles such as Aunt Polly in Peaky Blinders, Narcissa Malfoy in the Harry Potter films and Cherie Blair in The Queen.
Other well-known performances included an appearance in the James Bond movie, Skyfall, playing Evelyn Poole (Madame Kali) in the series Penny Dreadful, and, recently, portraying lawyer Sonia Woodley QC in ITV's Quiz. McCroy was also a well-regarded stage actor, winning multiple awards, including the Critics' Circle Theatre Award for her portrayal of the title character in Medea.
Outside of acting, McCrory supported Feed NHS, a program that called on restaurants to offer food to NHS workers during the COVID pandemic and raised £1 million in 2020. Initially meant for only London, the program expanded across the UK. She was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2017.
McCrory's cancer diagnosis had been kept private by herself and Lewis, with who she had two children.
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