Harry Potter and Peaky Blinders star Helen McCrory has passed away

London, UK - British actor Helen McCrory, known for her roles in the Harry Potter movies and the TV show Peaky Blinders has died from cancer, aged 52, her "heartbroken" husband Damian Lewis reported on Friday.

Helen McCrory and Damian Lewis were married for 14 years.
Helen McCrory and Damian Lewis were married for 14 years.  © IMAGO / ZUMA Wire

The "beautiful and mighty" actress, who gained fame for portraying Narcissa Malfoy in several Harry Potter films and Cherie Blair in The Queen died peacefully at home, he said.

In a Friday tweet, Lewis wrote: "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."

"She died as she lived. Fearlessly. God we love her and know how lucky we are to have had her in our lives. She blazed so brightly. Go now Little One, into the air, and thank you."

McCrory was born in Paddington, London, to a Welsh mother and Scottish-born father and was the eldest of three children.

She attended school in Hertfordshire, then spent a year living in Italy, before returning to London to study acting at the Drama Centre.

McCrory and Lewis married in 2007 and share a daughter, Manon, born in 2006, and son, Gulliver, born in 2007.

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