Helen McCrory Dies Of Cancer At The Age Of 52

Helen McCrory
Helen McCrory

Last Updated on April 17, 2021 by Arijit Kundu

The English actor Helen McCrory, who played the roles of Polly Gray in Peaky Blinders and Narcissa Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies, has sadly left all of us. Her husband, Damian Lewis, said that she had died on Friday. She was only 52 when she died.

The actor was suffering from cancer for quite some time. Despite that, she had put on a tough battle against the disease and has died a peaceful death at her home. She was there amidst all her friends and family, and she faced her death just the way in which she faced her life. Her husband expresses his love and affection and how lucky he was to have her with him. He bids farewell to his wife and wishes that as her wife flies into the air, she might have a better time there.

The English actor was also there in Skyfall, the Jame Bond film; Hugo by Martin Scorsese; she also played the role of Cherie Booth, wife of the Prime Minister of the U.K. Tony Blair in The Queen. She also had a role to play in The Special Relationship.

Before acting in films and TV series, she had an enriching career on stage and acted in more than 25 stage productions between 1990 to the mid 2010s. A few of her appreciated stage works include Macbeth, As You Like It, Medea, and Pride and Prejudice, along with many others. While working on these stage plays, she had received several awards for her works.

Helen McCrory leaves us at the age of 52!!

Helen McCrory
See you on the other side Polly!

She had her role in Harry Potter as Narcissa Malfoy, wife of Lucius Malfoy (played by Jason Isaacs), and mother of Draco Malfoy (played by Tom Felton). Her first role was in The Half-Blood Prince. She was also present in Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1 and 2. J.K. Rowling paid tribute to the actor by posting a tweet on her. She calls her an exceptional actress and a fine woman who is now nowhere with us. She has left this world very soon.

Her most notable role was Polly Gray in Peaky Blinders. She was the aunt of Tommy Shelby, played by Cillian Murphy. She was the treasurer of the family in all the seasons that have aired. Cillian Murphy has described her as a kind friend and a daring actor. She can also be seen in Doctor Who, Penny Dreadful, North Square, and His Dark Materials, where she has given her voice as a daemon.

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Cillian Murphy feels heartbroken to lose such a close friend. She was a beautiful, funny, caring, and kind woman. When it came to acting, she was gifted with a lot of talent. She did her roles fearlessly and in a brilliant way. Every character or every scene that she has played has received her own touch of skills and has made every character more lively. Murphy feels privileged to have got the opportunity to share laughs and a lot of time with such a precious actor who is no more with us. She will be missed, and Murphy expresses his condolences to her husband and her entire family.

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