Helen McCrory: looking back at the life of the 'fearless' star

The actor, best known for her roles in the films The Queen and the Harry Potter franchise, as well as TV series including Peaky Blinders, has died at the age of 52.

Her husband, the fellow actor Damian Lewis, announced her death on Twitter, saying that McCrory had died ‘peacefully at home’. Lewis said: ‘I’m heartbroken to announce that after an heroic battle with cancer, the beautiful and mighty woman that is Helen McCrory has died … surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family.’

Cillian Murphy, McCrory’s Peaky Blinders’ co-star, said: ‘I am broken-hearted to lose such a dear friend. Helen was a beautiful, caring, funny, compassionate human being … She was also a gifted actor – fearless and magnificent.’

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50 Comments

  1. Centrist Philosopher on April 20, 2021 at 2:24 am

    She had so much more potential. But was already one of our finest actresses.

    RIP Helen McCrory

  2. Briannn on April 20, 2021 at 2:25 am

    Lumos /*

  3. Sohaib Khan on April 20, 2021 at 2:26 am

    Such a beautiful woman taken away too soon. RIP

  4. Dee Dolphin on April 20, 2021 at 2:28 am

    She was my favorite Peaky Blinder’s Female character: Woman of pleasure,
    Woman of Heart, Fortune Teller Woman, Woman of Power, Mother, Lover,
    Thinker, Everything of a Woman, Universal Woman, Shooting Star! RIP,
    hope you can fly forever with the stars and beyond!

  5. FacheChanteDeux on April 20, 2021 at 2:29 am

    So tragic. A very lovely and talented woman. My heart goes out to her husband Damian and their young children. Please take care of yourselves and stop smoking. It is an avoidable killer.

  6. Syakir Samsor on April 20, 2021 at 2:30 am

    In the Bleak Midwinter

  7. John's Music Passions on April 20, 2021 at 2:31 am

    Tragic at such a young age

  8. tom felton fan on April 20, 2021 at 2:31 am

    alan please take care of her

  9. Jacob M on April 20, 2021 at 2:33 am

    oh polly

  10. Elias Driesens on April 20, 2021 at 2:34 am

    Rest in peace
    By order of the peaky blinders

  11. Jan Wallace on April 20, 2021 at 2:36 am

    RIP Helen 😔

  12. Jerry Dietz on April 20, 2021 at 2:36 am

    of all places on this planet…Buffalo NY. Tears have fallen for you here

  13. 64tbird master on April 20, 2021 at 2:45 am

    YouTube is allowing inappropriate ads to be placed on these memorial threads of a wonderful actress. Shame on you YouTube. How pathetic and blatantly unsympathetic you have become. SMH.

  14. GiacomodellaSvezia on April 20, 2021 at 2:45 am

    I’m trying not to imagine the sorrow of all the people around her.

  15. Sara Abraham on April 20, 2021 at 2:48 am

    What kind of Cancer did she had?

  16. ღʏʟᴇ ᴄᴏᴏʟツღ on April 20, 2021 at 2:53 am

    I feel like my mother-in-law has died, since Draco is my impossible love and she was playing Cissy :'(

  17. Bell1819 Bell on April 20, 2021 at 2:54 am

    😢😢😢😢😢😢

  18. Ilze Sanger on April 20, 2021 at 2:55 am

    No, not again we already lost Alan

  19. purificación mateo lopez on April 20, 2021 at 2:55 am

    In the bleak midwinter.

  20. thexxit on April 20, 2021 at 2:56 am

    My heart breaks for her family – her young children particularly – her friends, and her fans. I hope she is resting well now. She will always be remembered. Gone far too soon.

  21. emily mumford on April 20, 2021 at 2:56 am

    cried when i saw narcissa.

  22. itzlegion123 on April 20, 2021 at 2:57 am

    Rest In Paradise Helen 😪

  23. David Johnson on April 20, 2021 at 2:58 am

    How many people in the public eye have lost their lives to cancer because Covid has closed down and delayed their treatment? Can’t imagine how many people in the public has suffered too

  24. emily mumford on April 20, 2021 at 2:59 am

    sleep tight mumsy

  25. Nugget squad on April 20, 2021 at 2:59 am

    Rip

  26. Maria Spiru on April 20, 2021 at 2:59 am

    May she rest in peace, with Alan🤍Helen will never be forgotten

  27. Daniel Holoweckyj on April 20, 2021 at 3:01 am

    In the Bleak Midwinter.

  28. Rosemary Waldie on April 20, 2021 at 3:01 am

    🙏

  29. Aisha Sadiq on April 20, 2021 at 3:03 am

    I absolutely loved her "affirming presence" and sense of unapologetic glamour. She was epic as aunt Polly ! Of all her roles that was my favorite. I don’t believe the show will ever be the same without her .

  30. Grace Hmar on April 20, 2021 at 3:04 am

    Halen thank you for teaching us to be strong and educating us from narcissa malfoy that love and family comes first before power and freedom . /*

  31. Zonaida Rodriguez on April 20, 2021 at 3:04 am

    Deepest condolences to Mrs. Helen’s family. I hope they find a bit of peace during these hard times.🥺💐

  32. Petra on April 20, 2021 at 3:06 am

    thank you 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹 R.I.P.

  33. Electric Theory 2222 on April 20, 2021 at 3:06 am

    Everyone pick up your wand /*

  34. jossfan on April 20, 2021 at 3:07 am

    I adored her.

  35. David Harrison on April 20, 2021 at 3:08 am

    It’s so important to enjoy life, man. It’s really shorter than I’ve ever imagined. 52 years is nothing. R.i.p Helen.

  36. Taffy Terrier on April 20, 2021 at 3:08 am

    What possessed her to think that pampered NHS staff on six figure salaries were charity cases who deserved to receive "hot nutritious meals" free of charge when there are people starving in the country?

  37. Kevin Wilson on April 20, 2021 at 3:09 am

    An amazing woman. Often, when people die, their efforts and kindness are highlighted. Helen is no exception.

  38. Angie Weasley on April 20, 2021 at 3:11 am

    May her beautiful soul rest in eternal peace /*

  39. julie Williams on April 20, 2021 at 3:12 am

    Absolutely loved this very talented lady especially in The Peaky blinders Rest in peace ❤️😪

  40. Tina Starkin on April 20, 2021 at 3:15 am

    A talented actress gone too soon RIP

  41. Una Adair on April 20, 2021 at 3:15 am

    Very brave woman.she will never leave her family.Her spirit will live on.

  42. kym freeman on April 20, 2021 at 3:15 am

    Such a classy lady,sleep well sweetheart 🌹

  43. Onions on April 20, 2021 at 3:17 am

    This broke me so much I absolutely loved her

  44. Nicol Cindrić on April 20, 2021 at 3:17 am

    I just can’t believe it, it doesn’t seem to be real…

  45. Bryan Eu Hwee Ooi on April 20, 2021 at 3:19 am

    In the bleak midwinter..

  46. Starr Mathias on April 20, 2021 at 3:19 am

    She was an amazing actress. I loved her even more on her role a villain witch on Dreadful Penny. RIP Helen McCory sleep well w/ the angels 😇🙏🙏

  47. Hercule Poirot on April 20, 2021 at 3:21 am

    I swear I’m gonna cry. Rest In Peace, Helen

  48. Skooria on April 20, 2021 at 3:21 am

    In the bleak midwinter

  49. Harry Potter and animals on April 20, 2021 at 3:21 am

    We lost another angel. R.I.P. Helen, you will be remembered 😭 We all love and miss you dearly 😭💔💕❤🕊👑 /*

  50. Mischief Managed on April 20, 2021 at 3:22 am

    I still can’t quite process that another beautiful soul and incredible performer has been taken so soon. My thoughts are with the family at this incredibly tough time. RIP Helen McCrory.

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