Helen McCrory, ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Peaky Blinders’ star, dies at 52
Helen McCrory, the British actress best known for her roles in the ‘Harry Potter’ films and ‘Peaky Blinders,’ has died, her husband, actor Damian Lewis, announced Friday.
McCrory was 52 and died “peacefully at home” after a “heroic battle with cancer,” Lewis said.
She starred as Narcissa Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies, and as Polly Gray in the hit crime drama Peaky Blinders.
Among her many screen roles, she also portrayed Cherie Blair in “The Queen” and MP Clair Dowar in Bond movie “Skyfall,” reported CNN.
McCrory was also an accomplished stage actress, playing strong women from Lady Macbeth to Medea in London’s West End.
“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,” Lewis said in his tweet.
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