Her husband said Friday that British actor Helen McCrory, who starred in movies on the television shows Peaky Blinders and Harry Potter, has died. She was 52 years old and was suffering from cancer.
Her husband, fellow actor Damian Lewis, said McCulley died “peacefully at home” after a “heroic battle against cancer.”
“She died while she was alive. Don’t be afraid,” Lewis wrote on Twitter. “God, we love her and know how lucky we are to have her in our lives. She burned so brightly. Come on, Little One, in the air, Thank you.”
Macroley was one of Britain’s most respected actors and left her mark by playing scary and sometimes scary women one after another.
She played the patriarch of the criminal family in “Peky Blinders” and played Voldemort’s ally Narcissa Malfoy in the movie “Harry Potter”.
Macroly also starred in the television thriller “Fearless” as a human rights lawyer involved in an international plot, and in the 2006 movie “Queen” played Cherie Blair, the wife of British Prime Minister Tony Blair. “Hugo” and James Bond’s thriller “Skyfall”.
Actor Michael Sheen, who played Tony Blair in “Queen,” said McCulley was “very funny, very passionate, very smart, and one of the greatest actors of our time.” ..
“Harry Potter” author JK Rowling tweeted, “I was overwhelmed by the death of Helen McCrory, an extraordinary actress and a wonderful woman who left us too early.” ..
On stage, McCulley’s role included the Greek heroine “Medea,” who burned for revenge at the 2014 National Theater. In the same theater, she was excellent as a woman caught between a dull husband and a reckless lover in Terence Rattigan’s “Deep Blue Sea” in 2016.
McCulley played those strings while many performers struggled to find the role of plump women in movies and television.
“That said, I have a lot to refuse,” she told The Associated Press in 2016, “All your lines are’But what did you do at work?'” A wise, loved one. “” How did you do that? “” So what did you do? “
“Of course, there is a lot of sexism in the profession,” McCulley said. “But I think you’re approaching it in different ways. My approach is just to move forward.”
Others recalled McLaugh in her philanthropy, including FeedNHS, a campaign to provide food to front-line healthcare professionals in the coronavirus pandemic.
“Helen McCrory will be memorable not only for her amazing stage and screen performances, but also for her selflessness and generosity,” tweeted comedian Matt Lucas. “She and Damian are the motors that drive the FeedNHS and have made tireless efforts to raise millions of dollars for others during the pandemic. What a huge loss!”
Stars of the TV series “Homeland” and “Billions” McCrory and Lewis got married in 2007 and had two children.