The actress, who notably played the role of Narcissa Malfoy, died of cancer at the age of 52, according to her husband Damian Lewis.
DEATH – Actress Helen McCrory, star of the « Peaky Blinders » series, has passed away at the age of 52, her husband Damian Lewis announced Friday (April 16). The actor announced on Twitter that his wife passed away peacefully at her home after a « heroic battle » with cancer.
She died as she lived. Without fear. God, we love her and know how lucky we are to have her in our lives ”.
« It is with a torn heart that I announce to you that after a heroic fight against cancer, the beautiful and wonderful woman that is Helen McCrory passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, » we read in the first part of the Announcement. . Helen McCrory and Damian Lewis had been married since 2007 and had two children.
Helen McCrory first appeared in theaters in a small role on « Interview with the Vampire » after starting her career in television. Helen McCrory notably played Narcissa Malfoy in the last films of the Harry Potter saga.
The actress, who also starred in ‘Skyfall’ (2012) of the James Bond saga, distinguished herself by playing the character of Aunt Polly in the hit British series’ Peaky Blinders’, which tells the adventures of ‘a family of thugs from Birmingham at the beginning of the 20th century.
In all 5 seasons of Peaky Blinders, Helen McCrory played Aunt Polly, the matriarch of the Shelby family who led the clan men with the wand and did not hesitate to take on her cousin, Thomas Shelby. Shooting for Season 6, for which the actress was confirmed, is also underway in the UK.
On Twitter, the crew of the series paid tribute to him.