Tributes from fellow actors and admirers

Peaky Blinders, Harry Potter and Roadkill star Helen McCrory has died aged 52, husband Damian Lewis announced today (Friday April 16).

The little actress, referred to as Little One by Damian, was praised for her talent, which was revered by viewers and respected by her peers.

So it’s not surprising that so many co-stars, peers, and colleagues from the industry have rushed to show their respect with messages that will leave a lump in your throat.

Damian Lewis

“I am broken to announce that the beautiful and powerful Mrs. Helen McCrory has died peacefully at home after a heroic battle with cancer, surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family.

“She died while she was alive. Fearless. God we love her and we know how lucky we are to have had her in our lives.

“It burned so brightly. Now get in the air, kid, and thank you. “

JK Rowling

“I am devastated to learn of the death of Helen McCrory, an extraordinary actress and a wonderful woman who left us far too soon.

“My deepest condolences go to her family, especially her husband and children. Just heartbreaking news. “

Michael Sheen

“So funny, so passionate, so smart and one of the greatest actors of our time.

“From the first moment I met her as a child, it was clear that she was very special.

“It was an honor to work with and to know her. Lots of love for Damian and her family. “

Daniel Mays

“Absolutely heartbreaking and unfathomable news about the extraordinary Helen McCrory. Their brilliance, versatility and magnetic power on stage and screen were always a pleasure to see.

“We lost one of the greats. I send all my love, thoughts and condolences to Damian and my family. “

Richard Arnold

“Not a single frame wasted or not stepping on a board. At the BAFTA TV Awards, the bar was closed after my usual shift.

“Without a blow, Helen McCory gave me her blisters with a wink: ‘You look like you need this. ‘Greetings to all who were dear to her. “

Aisling Bea

“Absolutely heartbreaking, what a loss. Every actor looks and looks up to Helen McCrory – so brilliant and gripping and transformative and those who knew her as friends really loved her.

“Last year on the quiz and she was just so damn cool with funny anecdotes and stories and a worry about remembering all of her lines.

“I couldn’t believe THE Helen McCrory paced up and down, worried about lines, she was so down to earth and openly vulnerable, all about the craft and being as good as possible …

“Then we watched her in the courtroom how she gave a one-woman monologue and was incredibly good and forgot nothing. #RIPHelenMcCrory thoughts go to her family and friends xxx ”

Matt Lucas

“Helen McCrory will be remembered not only for her remarkable stage and film achievements, but also for her selflessness and generosity.

“She and Damian were the motor drives for FeedNHS, working tirelessly during the pandemic to raise millions for others. What a huge loss. “

Rachel Parris

“I am so sad about Helen McCrory. She was so brilliant. Fascinating on the screen. At the BAFTAs two years ago, she presented an umbrella award for losing her reading glasses and prescription sunglasses. She made everyone laugh and was so charming and funny. “

Mark Gatiss

“Unbearable and unbelievable that Helen McCrory left. A real blast with a painful vulnerability. A wonderful actor and a wonderful woman. Thoughts with Damian and his family. “

Sally Abbott

“I’m so sorry for your loss. She was a goddess to all of us who never met but greatly admired her, and an amazing woman to those who did. Lots of love for you and your family. “

Kathryn Drysdale

“Helen McCrory was an outstanding talent. One of the best actors of this generation. I didn’t want that to be true. What a loss. Rest in peace.”

Susan Penhaligon

“So, so sad, what a wonderful actress, I admired her very much.”

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