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In Pictures: Remembering Helen McCrory

McCrory and actor Damian Lewis married in 2007 and had a daughter Manon and son Gulliver.

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Helen McCrory during the 15th BGC annual charity day at Canary Wharf in London (Ian West/PA)

Helen McCrory during the 15th BGC annual charity day at Canary Wharf in London (Ian West/PA)

Helen McCrory during the 15th BGC annual charity day at Canary Wharf in London (Ian West/PA)

Helen McCrory has died from cancer aged 52, her husband Damian Lewis has said.

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The couple at the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2005 (Yui Mok/PA)

The couple at the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2005 (Yui Mok/PA)

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The couple at the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2005 (Yui Mok/PA)

The actress, known for starring in hit crime drama Peaky Blinders, James Bond film Skyfall and the Harry Potter film series, died peacefully at home, he said.

In a tweet on Friday afternoon, Mr 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.”

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Helen McCrory during the 15th BGC annual charity day at Canary Wharf in September 2019 (Ian West/PA)

Helen McCrory during the 15th BGC annual charity day at Canary Wharf in September 2019 (Ian West/PA)

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Helen McCrory during the 15th BGC annual charity day at Canary Wharf in September 2019 (Ian West/PA)

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

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The couple with Cush Jumbo, Anna Wintour and Evgeny Lebedev at the 65th Evening Standard Theatre Awards in November 2019 (Ian West/PA)

The couple with Cush Jumbo, Anna Wintour and Evgeny Lebedev at the 65th Evening Standard Theatre Awards in November 2019 (Ian West/PA)

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The couple with Cush Jumbo, Anna Wintour and Evgeny Lebedev at the 65th Evening Standard Theatre Awards in November 2019 (Ian West/PA)

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McCrory attending the Peaky Blinders series five world premiere in 2019. She played Polly Gray the matriarch of the Shelby clan (Jacob King/PA)

McCrory attending the Peaky Blinders series five world premiere in 2019. She played Polly Gray the matriarch of the Shelby clan (Jacob King/PA)

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McCrory attending the Peaky Blinders series five world premiere in 2019. She played Polly Gray the matriarch of the Shelby clan (Jacob King/PA)

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Attending the Summer Party 2019 presented by Serpentine Galleries in London (Ian West/PA)

Attending the Summer Party 2019 presented by Serpentine Galleries in London (Ian West/PA)

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Attending the Summer Party 2019 presented by Serpentine Galleries in London (Ian West/PA)

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The couple at the Wimbledon Championships in 2018 (Jonathan Brady/PA)

The couple at the Wimbledon Championships in 2018 (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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The couple at the Wimbledon Championships in 2018 (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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McCrory was awarded her OBE at Buckingham Palace in 2017 (Steve Parsons/PA)

McCrory was awarded her OBE at Buckingham Palace in 2017 (Steve Parsons/PA)

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McCrory was awarded her OBE at Buckingham Palace in 2017 (Steve Parsons/PA)

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Meeting the Prince of Wales with Alexander Armstrong and Pixie Lott at the annual Prince’s Trust Invest In Futures reception in 2017 (Geoff Pugh/The Telegraph/PA)

Meeting the Prince of Wales with Alexander Armstrong and Pixie Lott at the annual Prince’s Trust Invest In Futures reception in 2017 (Geoff Pugh/The Telegraph/PA)

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Meeting the Prince of Wales with Alexander Armstrong and Pixie Lott at the annual Prince’s Trust Invest In Futures reception in 2017 (Geoff Pugh/The Telegraph/PA)

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With Hugh Dennis and Joanna Lumley at a pre-dinner reception for the Prince’s Trust in 2016 (Chris Jackson/PA)

With Hugh Dennis and Joanna Lumley at a pre-dinner reception for the Prince’s Trust in 2016 (Chris Jackson/PA)

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With Hugh Dennis and Joanna Lumley at a pre-dinner reception for the Prince’s Trust in 2016 (Chris Jackson/PA)

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At the UK premiere of A Little Chaos in 2015 (Ian West/PA)

At the UK premiere of A Little Chaos in 2015 (Ian West/PA)

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At the UK premiere of A Little Chaos in 2015 (Ian West/PA)

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With Lewis as he holds his OBE medal after his investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in 2014 (Anthony Delvin/PA)

With Lewis as he holds his OBE medal after his investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in 2014 (Anthony Delvin/PA)

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With Lewis as he holds his OBE medal after his investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in 2014 (Anthony Delvin/PA)

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Cillian Murphy and McCrory at the premiere of their TV drama Peaky Blinders: Series 2 in 2014 (Joe Giddens/PA)

Cillian Murphy and McCrory at the premiere of their TV drama Peaky Blinders: Series 2 in 2014 (Joe Giddens/PA)

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Cillian Murphy and McCrory at the premiere of their TV drama Peaky Blinders: Series 2 in 2014 (Joe Giddens/PA)

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The couple arrive at the Olivier Awards in 2013 (Yui Mok/PA)

The couple arrive at the Olivier Awards in 2013 (Yui Mok/PA)

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The couple arrive at the Olivier Awards in 2013 (Yui Mok/PA)

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McCrory arriving for the royal world premiere of James Bond film Skyfall, in which she starred, in 2012 (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

McCrory arriving for the royal world premiere of James Bond film Skyfall, in which she starred, in 2012 (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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McCrory arriving for the royal world premiere of James Bond film Skyfall, in which she starred, in 2012 (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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McCrory and Jude Law during a ‘Topping Out’ ceremony at the Young Vic Theatre in 2005 (Yui Mok/PA)

McCrory and Jude Law during a ‘Topping Out’ ceremony at the Young Vic Theatre in 2005 (Yui Mok/PA)

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McCrory and Jude Law during a ‘Topping Out’ ceremony at the Young Vic Theatre in 2005 (Yui Mok/PA)

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From the West End production of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy As You Like It with Sienna Miller at the Wyndhams Theatre in 2007 (Manuel Harlan/McDonaldRutter/PA)

From the West End production of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy As You Like It with Sienna Miller at the Wyndhams Theatre in 2007 (Manuel Harlan/McDonaldRutter/PA)

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From the West End production of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy As You Like It with Sienna Miller at the Wyndhams Theatre in 2007 (Manuel Harlan/McDonaldRutter/PA)


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