HELEN McCrory is one of the UK’s most successful and well-known actresses – famed for her work both on stage and screen.
The wife of fellow actor Damian Lewis has already received an OBE in recognition for her work but who exactly is she and what else has she starred in?
Who is Helen McCrory?
Helen McCrory is an award-winning actress who was born in London on August 17, 1968.
The eldest of three, her father is a diplomat from Glasgow and her mother is Welsh.
She studied at the Drama Centre in London before making her name in the theatre industry, winning awards for her performance in 1993’s Trelawny of the ‘Wells’.
Helen has performed in several plays, TV shows and movies and was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to drama.
Who is Helen McCrory married to?
Helen McCrory is married to fellow actor Damian Lewis after they tied the knot in July 2007.
Lewis is best known for his starring roles in some of the biggest TV hits of recent years including Band of Brothers, Homeland and Wolf Hall.
The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Manon, in September 2006, and Helen gave birth to their son, Gulliver, in November 2007.
Helen and her family live in London.
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What has Helen McCrory starred in?
Helen’s first pregnancy forced her to pull out of Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (2007), in which she had been cast as Bellatrix Lestrange.
She was later cast as Bellatrix’s sister Narcissa Malfoy in Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince, and reprised her role in the final films, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Parts 1 and 2.
Helen has also appeared in Doctor Who and Penny Dreadful – as well as playing Aunt Polly in the hit show, Peaky Blinders.
She also made a brief appearance in James Bond movie Skyfall as an MP as well as taking on the role of Cherie Blair in 2006 movie The Queen.
In 2017 she played Emma Banville in TV mini-series Fearless.
In March 2019 Helen was on our screens again in BBC2 drama, MotherFatherSon, which starred Richard Gere, Billy Howle and Sarah Lancashire.