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Helen McCrory: Peaky Blinders star dies after ‘heroic battle with cancer’, confirms husband Damian Lewis | Ents & Arts News

Actress Helen McCrory, best known for starring in Peaky Blinders and the Harry Potter films, has died after a “heroic battle with cancer,” her husband Damian Lewis said.

The actress, who also appeared in the James bond Skyfall movie and was seen onscreen in the Quiz and Roadkill TV series last year, was 52 years old.

“I am heartbroken to report that after a heroic battle with cancer, the beautiful and powerful woman Helen McCrory passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family,” Lewis said in a statement on Twitter.

Damian Lewis paid tribute to his ‘beautiful and powerful’ wife

“She died as she lived. Without fear. 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, up in the air, and thank you.

McCrory was a versatile actress with a career on stage and on screen spanning nearly 30 years.

But it was Peaky BlindersThe matriarch of the Polly crime family, she was best known for playing, appearing on the show from 2013 to 2019. The actress also played Cherie Blair, wife of former Prime Minister Tony Blair, both in The Queen and The Special Relationship.

The eldest of three children, she was born in Paddington, west London, to a Welsh mother and a Scottish father. She attended school in Hertfordshire, then spent a year in Italy before returning to London to study acting at the Drama Center.

McCrory and fellow actor Lewis, star of dramas including Homeland and Billions, married in 2007 and the couple had two children – daughter Manon, born in 2006, and son Gulliver, born in 2007. She was named OBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honors. for theater services.

The stars paid tribute on social media to her Peaky Blinders co-star Cillian Murphy, describing her as a “gifted actor” and a “brilliant woman”.

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This notice was published: 2021-04-16 15:51:00