The artist suffered from cancer, as reported by her husband
The British actress Helen McCrory, one of the protagonists of the Peaky Blinders series and the Harry Potter films, has died this Friday at the age of 52. As explained by her husband, Damian Lewis, she suffered from cancer.
McCrory has died “peacefully at home” after a “heroic battle with cancer.” “She died as she lived. Without fear,” Lewis wrote on Twitter. “God, we love her and we know how lucky we are to have had her in our lives. She glowed so brightly. Go now, Little One, on the air, and thank you.”
McCrory has died “peacefully at home” after a “heroic battle with cancer”
McCrory played the matriarch of a crime family in Peaky Blinders and the scheming Narcissa Malfoy in the Harry Potter films.
Her prominent roles also include Cherie as the wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair in the films The Queen and The Special Relationship .
McCrory was born on August 17, 1968, in London, United Kingdom, and was a prolific actress who knew how to dazzle British and global audiences. Her hits include The Queen, where she played Cherie Blair, the wife of Prime Minister Tony Blair. She also won a BAFTA Award in 1997 for her role in Streetlife.
In recent years, she was a cornerstone of the popular series Peaky Blinders, where she played the charismatic Aunt Polly Gray, the matriarch of Ireland’s mobster family, in all five seasons of the hit BBC strip released in 2013. She also played Narcissa Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Part 2. Her character was Lucius Malfoy’s wife and Draco’s mother.
For its part, the production of Peaky Blinders remembered her after hearing the sad news of her death. ” Helen McCrory as Polly Gray. All of our love and thoughts are with Helen’s family at this time. Rest in Peace ”.
— Damian Lewis (@lewis_damian) April 16, 2021
Helen McCrory as Polly Gray
All our love and thoughts are with Helen’s family.
Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/HBEg4Hz2Up
— Peaky Blinders (@ThePeakyBlinder) April 16, 2021