Helen McCrory Biography

Helen McCrory

Quick Facts About Helen McCrory

Celebrated Name Helen McCrory
Age 52 Years
Nick Name Helen McCrory
Birth Name Helen McCrory
Birth Date 1968-08-17
Gender Female
Profession Attorney
Birth Nation England
Place Of Birth Paddington, London
Nationality British
Ethnicity White
Horoscope Leo
Famous For Her role as Narcissa Malfoy in the popular Harry Potter films.
Father Iain McCrory
Mother Ann Morgans
Siblings 2
Brothers John McCrory
Sisters Catherine McCrory
School Queenswood School
University Drama Centre
Education Degree in Acting
Death Date April 16, 2021
Place Of Death London
Cause Of Death Complications due to cancer
Marital Status Married
Married Date July 4, 2007
Husband Damina Lewis
Children 2
Daughter Manon
Son Gulliver
Sexual Orientation Straight
Net Worth $25 million
Source of Wealth Movies and series
Body Type Slim
Body Measurement 34-26-35 inches
Height 5ft. 4inches.(1.63 m)
Weight 58kg(128 lbs)
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown

Helen McCrory was an English actress who was well known for her role as Narcissa Malfoy in the popular Harry Potter films and also as Polly Gray in the BBC One historical crime drama television series, "Peaky Blinders". Having her career started with her stage debut in "The Importance of Being Earnest" in 1990, Helen had managed to come a long way up becoming one of the popular TV actresses in her three-decade-long career. 

Her other film credits includes; "The Queen", "The Special Relationship", "Charlotte Gray", "Hugo", "Skyfall", "Fearless", and "MotherFatherSon". She had received several awards for her marvelous performances in several movies and series including one for her services to the drama she was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours. 

However, McCrory passed away at age of 52 on April 16, 2021, because of cancer at her home. Her death was announced by her husband Damian Lewis on Twitter. Besides, she never had any social media accounts. 

What was Helen McCrory Famous for?

  • Famous for her role as Narcissa Malfoy in the popular Harry Potter films.

Helen McCrory young

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Where was Helen McCroryFrom from?

Helen McCrory was born on August 17, 1968, in Paddington, London, England. Her birth name was Helen Elizabeth McCrory. Her nationality was British. McCrory belonged to White ethnicity while Leo was her zodiac sign. 

Born as the eldest of three children to her parents; Iain McCrory(father) and Ann Morgans(mother), Helen was raised alongside her two siblings, a brother, John, and a sister, Catherine in Nigeria, Norway, Cameroon, and other places. Her father, Iain, is a diplomat from Glasgow, Scotland, and her mother, Anne, is from Welsh.

She did her schooling at the Queenswood School in Hertfordshire after which she spent a year in Italy. She developed an interest in acting since her childhood that she decided to pursue her career that upon her return to Britain from Italy, she joined Drama Centre in London to study acting. 

When did Helen McCrory Die?

Helen McCrory died on April 16, 2021, at her home in London. She was just 52 years old at the time of her death. The reason for her death is revealed to be her cancer as she battled with cancer for years until the day she died. 

The news of her death was announced by her husband Damian Lewis on Twitter where he stated she died "peacefully at home, surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family". 

Helen McCrory tv shows

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Helen McCrory's Career Highlights

  • Helen McCrory started off her professional career making her stage debut with the 1990 production of "The Importance of Being Earnest". 
  • Following year, she appeared in the National Theatre's "Blood Wedding" for which she garnered the Manchester Evening News' Best Actress Award as well. 
  • She played the role of Rose Trelawny in the play "Trelawny of the 'Wells" in 1993 for which she even won the third prize at the Ian Charleson Awards.
  • In 1994, she landed a role in an American gothic horror film, "Interview with the Vampire". 
  • Her early 2000s work includes "Charlotte Gray"(2001), "The Count of Monte Cristo"(2002), and "Casanova"(2005).  
  • She then starred as Rose Davies in the sitcom, "The Jury" in 2002. The same year, she was cast in the box office hit adventure drama flick, "The Count of Monte Cristo". 
  • In 2003, she appeared in "Charles II: The Power and The Passion". 
  • She played the role of Cherie Blair in the biographical drama film, "The Queen"(2006). 
  • She then played the role of Dr. Victoria Frankenstein in the TV film, "Frankenstein"(2007).
  • She received much acclaim for her role as Narcissa Malfoy in a popular Harry Potter series film starting with "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix". She later reprised her role in the film’s sequel, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows". 
  • She also played the principal villain role of Rosanna Calvierri in the BBC television series, "Doctor Who" in 2010. 
  • In 2013, she played Lady Macbeth in Macbeth at the Little Angel Theatre. 
  • A year later in 2014, she was cast as Evelyn Poole in the TV series, "Penny Dreadful".
  • She also got recognition for her role as Polly Gray in "Peaky Blinders". 
  • Her recent appearance was as Dawn Ellison in a thriller, "Roadkill" in 2020. 

Helen McCrory honor

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Awards

  • Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards
  • Shakespeare Globe Awards
  • Monte-Carlo Television Festival
  • Royal Television Society
  • BAFTA Cymru
  • London Film Critics' Circle
  • Broadcasting Press Guild Awards
  • Glamour Awards
  • Biarritz International Festival of Audiovisual Programming
  • Critics' Circle Theatre Award

Helen McCrory married

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Who was Helen McCrory's Husband?

Helen McCrory was a married woman. She was married just one till her death. Her first and only marriage was with Damian Lewis. Lewis is also a popular English actor, presenter, and producer who is well known for his role as U.S. Army Major Richard Winters in the HBO miniseries "Band of Brothers". After dating for months, the couple got married on July 4, 2007. McCrory was 2 years older than her husband. 

They had two children together, a daughter named Manon and a son named Gulliver. They left the UK the same year of their marriage to live in Los Angeles for Lewis's work on drama, "Life". Two years later they returned to the UK in 2009 where they settled near Sudbury in Suffolk. 

Besides, McCrory served as an honorary patron of the London children's charity, "Scene & Heard". She was really active in philanthropists' work as, during the COVID-19 pandemic, she and her husband supported Feed NHS to provide food to NHS staff even had raised a one million euro charity. 

Helen McCrory family

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How Much was Helen McCrory's Net Worth?

Helen McCrory had quite good earnings from her professional career as an actress. Having her career started in the year 1990, Helen had managed to come a long way up becoming one of the popular actresses in her three-decade-long career. 

Her source of income was her appearances in movies and TV series. Her net worth was estimated to be around $25 million. 

Helen McCrory's Height

Helen McCrory was a gorgeous lady with a slim body physique in her 50s at the time of her death. She had a height of 5ft. 4inch.(1.63m) while her body weight was around 58kg(128 lbs). She had a body measurement of around 34-26-35 inches with 34 B as her bra size and 6(US) as her dress size. She had a fair complexion with brown hair and brown eyes. 

Did You Know?

  • She was the eldest child of her parents.
  • Her father, Iain, was a diplomat from Glasgow, Scotland.
  • She narrated poetry for "The Love Book App".
  • She served as an honorary patron of the London children's charity, "Scene & Heard".