L’attrice Helen McCrory, nota per il ruolo di zia Polly in Peaky Blinders e di Narcissa Malfoy nei film di Harry Potter, è morta a 52 anni dopo una “Eroica battaglia contro il cancro”, ha detto il marito Damian Lewis.
In un comunicato su Twitter, l’attore ha scritto:
“Mi si spezza il cuore nell’annunciare che dopo un’eroica battaglia contro il cancro, la bellissima e potente donna che è Helen McCrory è morta pacificamente a casa, circondata da un’ondata di amore da parte degli amici e dei familiari.
È morta come ha vissuto. Senza paura. Dio la ama e sa quanto siamo fortunati ad averla avuta nella nostra vita. Ha brillato così intensamente. Vai ora, Piccola, nell’aria, e grazie.”
— Damian Lewis (@lewis_damian) April 16, 2021
L’attrice britannica è apparsa in Skyfall, Hugo di Martin Scorsese, The Queen dove ha interpretato la moglie del primo ministro inglese Tony Blair, Il conte di Montecristo, Casanova, The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death, The Special Relationship…
Sul piccolo schermo la ricordiamo anche in Penny Dreadful, Doctor Who, North Square e come doppiatrice del daemon Stelmaria in His Dark Materials.
Ecco alcune reazioni provenienti dai colleghi, ma anche dagli account ufficiali di Harry Potter, Doctor Who e dell’Academy britannica, i BAFTA:
So funny, so passionate, so smart and one of the greatest actors of our time. From the first moment I met her when we were just kids it was obvious she was very special. It was an honour to work with her and know her. Much love to Damian and her family. Heartbreaking. https://t.co/gsBO5Fr1ev
— michael sheen 💙 (@michaelsheen) April 16, 2021
We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our beloved Helen McCrory, who played Narcissa Malfoy with such depth and brilliance in the Harry Potter film series. She was a wonderful actor and a very dear friend; Harry Potter fans will miss her very much. pic.twitter.com/wXexuxFNyG
— Wizarding World (@wizardingworld) April 16, 2021
— Doctor Who (@bbcdoctorwho) April 16, 2021
— Noel Clarke (@NoelClarke) April 16, 2021
I m really shocked so so sad I had the pleasure of meeting her and briefly worked with her , she certainly was a Tour de force , clever , charming and fierce and a brilliant actor my heart goes out to Damian and her family , bloody cancer I hate you !! https://t.co/7uQDK9SViN
— Michelle Collins (@missmcollins) April 16, 2021
Helen McCrory will be remembered not just for her remarkable stage and screen performances, but also for her selflessness and generosity. She and Damian were the motor driving FeedNHS, working tirelessly during the pandemic to raise millions for others. What a tremendous loss.
— Matt Lucas (@RealMattLucas) April 16, 2021
We’re sad to hear of the death of actor Helen McCrory. As well as fearless Polly Gray in BAFTA-winning Peaky Blinders, she was in 2007 Best Film BAFTA winner The Queen, amongst many other films and TV shows. pic.twitter.com/1CzeIIYfzE
— BAFTA (@BAFTA) April 16, 2021