Peaky Blinders and Harry Potter actor Helen McCrory dies of cancer at 52

British actor Helen McCrory, who starred within the tv present “Peaky Blinders” and the “Harry Potter” films, has died, her husband mentioned Friday. She was 52 and had been affected by most cancers.

Her husband, fellow actor Damian Lewis, mentioned McCrory died “peacefully at dwelling” after a “heroic battle with most cancers.”

“She died as she lived. Fearlessly,” Lewis wrote on Twitter. “God we love her and understand how fortunate we’re to have had her in our lives. She blazed so brightly. Go now, Little One, into the air, and thanks.”

McCrory was certainly one of Britain’s most revered actors, making her mark by enjoying a succession of formidable and generally fearsome girls.

She performed the matriarch of against the law household on ”Peaky Blinders” and the scheming Voldemort ally Narcissa Malfoy within the “Harry Potter” films.

Onstage, her roles included the vengeful Greek heroine “Medea” on the Nationwide Theatre in 2014. On the similar theater, she excelled as a lady caught between a boring husband and a feckless lover in Terence Rattigan’s “The Deep Blue Sea” in 2016.

Whereas many performers wrestle to search out meaty feminine roles in movie and tv, McCrory performed a string of them.

“Having mentioned that, there are a number of issues I flip down,” she advised The Related Press in 2016, describing the form of roles the place “all of your traces are `However what did you do at work?’ ‘That is so intelligent, darling.’ `How did you try this?’ `After which what did you do?”’

“In fact, there’s a lot sexism throughout the career,” McCrory said. “However I feel you strategy it in numerous methods, and my strategy is simply to forge ahead.”


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