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Helen McCrory dead: Damian Lewis announces his wife's death from cancer, aged 52
Peaky Blinders star Helen McCrory has sadly passed away from cancer, aged 52.The Hollywood star, who also starred in the Harry Potter films, passed away at her home peacefully on Friday.
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.
Making his way across a bridge as he walked away, the star looked dapper in a grey three-piece suit, which he teamed with a patterned tie and crisp white shirt.
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”.
Sporting a grey cap, the actor carried a large black leather bag, while he rounded out his retro look with a pair of polished black boots.
The day before, the screen star was seen shooting scenes with newcomer Amber Anderson on the streets of Manchester.
While Amber's character remains unknown, director Anthony Byrne toldin June last year that there was a dangerous new female character set to appear.
He said: 'There’s a great female character who is new, who is pretty dark. I haven’t seen a character like her in Peaky before. I won’t say who she is, but she certainly gives Tommy a run for his money.'
Sam Neill ‘devastated' at death of 'brilliant' Peaky Blinders co-star Helen McCrory
SAM NEILL paid tribute to his Peaky Blinders co-star Helen McCrory after her death was announced on Friday.He tweeted: "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 family and friends.
Their outing on set follows reports the cast and crew were told to continue filming after someone tested positive for COVID-19, insiders claim.
Work on the sixth season of the hit BBC drama, set in Birmingham, was temporarily paused due to 'a false positive test for a member of the crew'.
The person then took an NHS COVID test which came back negative - allowing filming to officially resume as per official protocol, a spokesperson said.
But crew members claim filming continued for several hours when the first test came in.
Union Bectu is now investigating after workers felt their health was put at risk, The Guardian reports.
Peaky Blinders pay special tribute to Helen McCrory on set
Production of the sixth and final series is underwayIt was the first time that the team had been on set since it was announced on Friday that the 52-year-old had lost her battle with cancer. Director Anthony Byrne shared the tribute on the official Peaky Blinders Instagram page.
Filming delays for BBC One cost between £650,000 and £1 million per hour.
At the time, a show spokesperson told MailOnline: 'Filming was stood down on Peaky Blinders because of a false positive test result for a member of the crew.
'In line with protocol, this person took an NHS test and anyone who came into contact with them self-isolated – the safety of our team on Peaky Blinders is of paramount importance.
'The NHS test has come back negative and filming will resume as normal tomorrow.'
Filming of Peaky Blinders was previously halted last year when the COVID outbreak first reached Britain.
The show's official Twitter account released a statement saying: 'After much consideration, and in light of the developing situation concerning COVID-19, the start of production of Peaky Blinders Series 6 has been postponed.
Helen McCrory: Peaky Blinders creator speaks out after her death 'Her work had only begun'
HELEN MCCRORY's work had "only just begun" according to Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight, who has paid tribute to his leading lady following her death, in a new interview.This week, Peaky Blinders creator, Steven Knight has paid tribute to the star of his BBC Two show.
'Huge thanks to our incredible cast and crew, and to all our amazing fans for their continued support.'
The series later resumed filming series six, which will be the show's last, in January.
The cast recently filmed for the first time since former co-star Helen McCrory passed away from cancer aged 52.
Late actress Helen, who played Aunt Polly on the crime drama, was recently honoured by the programme's showrunners.
They said a statement: '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.'
"Peaky Blinders". The production accused of breaking the Anti-Covid protocol on the .
Turning Protocol © Caryn Mandabach Tiger Ltd 2017 Adrien Brody, aka Luca Changretta, in Peaky Blinders. Photo Stock Illustration. Producers in the "Peaky Blinders" series are currently targeted by a survey of a cinema, television and show union. He is criticized for having endangered the members of the filming team by letting a person working yet tested at COVID-19. The filming of the sixth season of The Peaky Blinders series does not escape the difficulties aroused by the sanitary crisis.