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Award-winning Peaky Blinders & Harry Potter star Helen McCrory dies of cancer

Sadness has come upon the Entertainment scene following the death of multiple award-winning actress, Helen McCrory, after a long battle with cancer.

‘Harry Potter’ co-stars, Alan Rickman & Helen McCrory

McCrory, who was best known for her starring roles in hit TV series, ‘Peaky Blinders’, and film franchise, ‘Harry Potter’, died on Friday, April 16 at the age of 52.

McCrory’s death was confirmed by her husband and fellow actor, Damian Lewis, in a social media post, stating that she died ‘peacefully at home’ following a ‘heroic battle with cancer’. Lewis added that she was surrounded by ‘a wave of love from friends and family.’

Apart from her role as Polly in ‘Peaky Blinders’ and Narcissa Malfoy in ‘Harry Potter’, McCrory was also best known for her roles in ‘The Queen’ and ‘The Special Relationship’, playing Cherie Blair in both films, as well as playing the Clair Dowar character in ‘Skyfall’.

Born in London to a Welsh mother and Scottish father, McCrory was the eldest of three children and studied acting at the Drama Centre in the English capital city. She married Lewis in July 2007 and bore two children. She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to drama.

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