Helen McCrory, known for role in Harry Potter movies, dead at 52

British actress Helen McCrory, known for her roles in the Harry Potter series of movies and the show “Peaky Blinders,” has died. She was 52.

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Her husband, Damian Lewis, confirmed her death on social media, The Guardian reported.

“I’m heartbroken to announce that after an heroic battle with cancer, the beautiful and mighty woman that is Helen McCrory has died peacefully at home, surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family,” he said. “She died as she lived. Fearlessly.”

She is best known for her portrayal of Narcissa Malfoy in three Harry Potter movies. She also appeared in the James Bond movie “Skyfall.”

She also had appearances on television shows including on “Peaky Blinders,” “Penny Dreadful” and “Doctor Who.”

J.K. Rowling shared her condolences.

“I’m devastated to learn of the death of Helen McCrory, an extraordinary actress and a wonderful woman who’s left us far too soon,” Rowling said on social media.

“Skyfall” director Sam Mendes said McCrory was a unique talent.

“An astonishing talent, a fabulous person, and an absolute true original. The film and theater world has lost a one of a kind actress, and her family and friends have been robbed of an extraordinary, indomitable spirit,” Mendes told The Guardian. “The world will be an infinitely poorer place without Helen in it.”


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