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HelenMCCRORYPeaky Blinders and James Bond star Helen McCrory, who was married to Damian Lewis, has died suddenly at the age of just 52. She was famous for her roles as Aunt Polly in Peaky Blinders, Narcissa Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, and for her appearance in Skyfall.

The talented British actress, who starred as Peaky Blinders matriarch Aunt Polly and as Clair Dowar in the 2012 James Bond film Skyfall, died suddenly.

In a heartbreaking statement confirming her death, her husband Damian Lewis wrote: "I'm heartbroken to announce that after a heroic battle with cancer, the beautiful and mighty woman that is Helen McCrory has died peacefully as home, surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family."

He added: "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."

Helen had been married to fellow actor Damian since 2007 and shared two children with him - daughter Manon, 14, and 13-year-old son Gulliver.

Along with her charity work - she and Damian raised more than £1million for Feed NHS at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic - Helen was also famous for her body of TV and film work. She'd originally been cast as Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter films, but had to pull out when she first fell pregnant. The role went to Helena Bonham Carter instead, but Helen was later cast as Bellatrix's sister Narcissa Malfoy for the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and Part 2 films. She'd appeared in The Count Of Monte Cristo, 2005's Casanova and The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death.
But it was her portrayal of Cherie Blair in 2006's The Queen that catapulted her to household name status, after years of treading the boards with her theatre work.

Helen was awarded an OBE in the 2017 honours list for services to drama.

Credit mirror.co.uk for the story

Our thoughts are with Helen's family, friends and many fans at this sad time. We invite you to leave tributes and share memories of Helen below.

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Be forever remembered
Forever in our hearts
Fly high little one
Helen McCrory
An Angel gone too soon.xx
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The world will be a poorer place . God bless xx
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Absolutely gutted to hear of Helen's passing, very talented actress. Rip poll.
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DEAR HELEN REST IN.PEACE YOU.BEAUTIFUL LADY ! I FOR ONE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU SENDING LOVE TO DAMIAN AND FAMILY X
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