The London-born actress, who appeared as Narcissa Malfoy in the “Harry Potter” franchise, had an arched, mysterious quality that heralded in vicious roles including the period dramas “Peaky Blinders” and “Penny Dreadful” and the “Vampires” , performed well by Venice “episode of the longstanding” Doctor Who “.
Last year she appeared in two miniseries: the masterpiece production “Roadkill”, in which she played the British Prime Minister alongside Hugh Laurie; and “Quiz”, a fact-based drama about the “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” scandal.
She was no stranger to political roles and twice played Cherie Blair – the wife of British Prime Minister Tony Blair – in “The Queen” and the TV movie “The Special Relationship”, both times with Michael Sheen and “The Crown”. Writer Peter Morgan.
McCrory was also an accomplished stage actress who played strong women from Lady Macbeth to Medea in London’s West End.
“She died while she lived. Fearless. God we love her and we know how lucky we are to have had her in our lives. She burned so brightly. Now get up, kid, in the air and thank you,” said Lewis his tweet.
McCrory and Lewis shared two children. McCrory talked about the unique juggling that UK Vogue 2013 sometimes needed for her life, and credited her desire to be there for her children to her impressive résumé.
Co-actor Matt Lucas paid tribute to McCrory in a post.
“Helen McCrory will be remembered not only for her remarkable stage and film performances, but also for her selflessness and generosity,” wrote Lucas. “She and Damian were the motor drives for FeedNHS, working tirelessly through the pandemic to raise millions for others. What a tremendous loss.”