Helen McCrory
Helen McCrory was an English actress known for roles including Narcissa Malfoy in the final three “Harry Potter” movies.

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Published by The Opelika-Auburn News on Apr. 16, 2021.
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Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Devon
May 10, 2021
Your light will forever shine bright xx
Joanne Croudy
May 9, 2021
I am heartbroken to hear of the death of Helen . . A magnificent actress, I loved the toles she played so much. She will be sadly missed .
Stephanie Denney
May 9, 2021
So sorry to hear about Helen .she was a very talented lady .our heart goes out to her family .rest in peace with the angels .joy Staffordshire 8 8 2021
May 8, 2021
One of the best of our times, seemed such a fun and loving character too. Taken way to soon. Love to your family ❤
Helen J
May 6, 2021
Such a beautiful & talented lady who will be so very sadly missed . You were a Goliath in the industry with your OBE so very well deserved. Your family must be so very proud of you . RIP great lady ❤
Lynda Barrett
May 5, 2021
I just loved her.May she rest in peace.
Catherine Barton
May 5, 2021
Great actress loved her in Harry Potter films, she will not be forgotten but missed so much x
Emma Floyd- Cocksedge
May 5, 2021
Thoughts and prayers to her family and friends. Such a talented actress taken far too soon x
Carole Ludlam
May 4, 2021
Great actress and a very beautiful lady loved her in peaky blinders she will be sadly missed xx
Carole Monk
May 4, 2021
Resting we’re no shadows fall
Rest easy lovely lady xx gone to soon
Rose O'Toole
Friend
May 2, 2021
We are all so privileged to have your abundance of exceptional characters in this world but it is so cruel that you have been taken way way too early. You were an extraordinary actress and clearly an extraordinary person. My heart felt condolences go out to your family and friends. I bet you are shining an enormous light up there in the heavens. Thank you. You will never be forgotten.
Fiona Mortimer-Wood
May 2, 2021
Helen you will always be remembered for your amazing talent as an actress, and you had such a beautiful smile. Although I didn’t know you personally you came across a beautiful lady with a kind heart. My heart goes out to your family xx❤
Anita Livingstone
Significant_other
May 2, 2021
what a terrible loss. her portrayal of aunt polly in peaky blinders lit up our screens. Thank you
for your contribution to british drama.
mandy oliver
May 2, 2021
I hope you clicked your heels on the cobbles to heaven.. I'll miss your sass. I'll miss your exceptional work RIP
Denise Collard
April 30, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
April 29, 2021
Go fly beautiful,heavens gain and our loss ❤❤
Susan thomas
April 28, 2021
Beautiful inside & out. She shines eternally now
Nathalie Richards
Friend
April 28, 2021
A truly amazing, caring person and a wonderful actor. My deepest condolences to her husband and children. May our Dear Helen rest in peace. I’m heartbroken.
Cheryl Nelson
April 28, 2021
Helen, you were an icon of mine....beautiful inside and out, and so talented. Heart broken you are gone and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Karen Rogers
Acquaintance
April 27, 2021
A brilliant actor gone too soon...there will never be another Polly! Deepest sympathy to her family. Loved her work!
Sharon Solomon
Friend
April 27, 2021
I didn't know Helen, but how I wish I had. She always struck me as being grounded and was wise beyond her years. I was a huge admirer of her work and beauty, she was a very talented actress and her beauty shone through as did her wisdom. I loved how her husband described her as living fearlessly. I think we could all learn from how Helen and how she chose to live her life. May she rest in peace and my heartfelt condolences to her husband, family and friends. She will be missed by so many. Bea. x
Bea Ives
April 27, 2021
Such a Strong & Powerful Lady I Will Continue Being inspired by a truly Kind and Beautiful Soul.
Charlotte
April 26, 2021
I am so sad to hear of your passing. I loved you as an actress and it sounds like you were so brave and strong. Luckily I am a cancer survivor. I wish you could have been one too. Much love to Damien and your children. Raewyn from New Zealand.
Raewyn Gordon-Brown
April 26, 2021
Amazing person and actor. Rest in peace - your selfless legacy lives on.
Pauline Gillman
April 26, 2021
So saddened to hear of Helen's passing. Whilst I never knew her, I found her a truly wonderful actress and such an empowering, inspiring and graceful lady.
Rest in God's arms and know your light will never go out.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones.
Julie
April 25, 2021
Can't believe you're not going to be around anymore. RIP Helen with love ❤
Anita Coe
April 25, 2021
My condolences.
April 25, 2021
A brilliant acting career cut short. Her Medea was spellbinding. RIP
Rosemary Thomas
April 25, 2021
Magnificent Woman and Artist. Truly inspirational, incredibly charismatic, exceptionally talented. She will live forever in our hearts and our minds.
Al
April 25, 2021
Absolutely devastated, I can’t watch Peaky Blinders at the moment. What a actress, thank you for all the wonderful hours of tv Helen. Rest in peace princess. Love and hugs to Damian and the family. Fly high beautiful lady.
Sonia Evans
Acquaintance
April 24, 2021
i'm stunned to learn that such a vital, vibrant person has died. her fire was visible to all. i cherish her performances
April 24, 2021
Fly high Angel. Taken too young and too soon... so talented... RIP... we will miss you.
Susan Ferry
April 24, 2021
Truly inspirational!
I didn’t know her but how she lived her life was an amazing example to us all.
I thank her for her work for the NHS. My family are frontline workers and are so grateful
for her help and support.
Maggie
April 24, 2021
Another Light continues to burn brightly in the constellations because you are there. You brought wonder into every life you touched. Most and Much Love PeaceNLightsLove Always Divine Soular One
NGhandi Hede
April 23, 2021
Helen will live on in our heart’s and minds! My condolences to her family.
Karin
April 23, 2021
Everytime I watched Helen on the screen I was completely entranced, comforted and energised all at once.

Wow, what a presence, what feeling, what soul, what a voice, what energy, what a glorious creature.

She spoke to me deeply and I thought she became more magnificent with every role.

Oh how I would have loved to have met her, to see her in theatre.

Helen you have left us your magnificence.


Simone Pappalettera
April 23, 2021
I loved Helen. I thought she was a very versatile actor. She was beautiful, those big brown eyes and gorgeous hair. I alway enjoyed every drama she was in.
May her gentle soul rest in eternal peace.
Angela Blessing
April 23, 2021
she was a great actress and cute as hell...I will miss her
al clemmons
Acquaintance
April 23, 2021
She will be sorely missed.
The family is in my thoughts and prayers .
Judy Martin
Friend
April 22, 2021
Forever loved.Forever missed. My heart goes out to Damian and
their children and all who knew her.
Carole Elliott
Acquaintance
April 22, 2021
Sadly I have never seen Helen perform live but thanks to tv films and NT live have seen her amazing talents. She was a truly magnificent actor .Her support for the NHS workers was another role she performed brilliantly. My deepest sympathies to Damian family and friends. Thank you for her precious life.
Trudi Brass
April 22, 2021
May she rest in peace, knowing how much she was loved x
Alison Plomer
Acquaintance
April 22, 2021
An amazing actor, with so many roles to accomplish. One of the Greats. Such a loss.
Ruth
April 22, 2021
I think that I first saw Helen in her role as Anna Karenina ages ago. She left an impression on me. And since I have tried to catch her TV performances.( Not able to do stage shows. ) What a strong, riveting actress with a marvellous voice. I shall miss her so much. What other terrific performances could she have given. I hope her family get lots of support & help in the coming months as they go through the phases of grief. A truly great loss!
Mary Lyster-Robinson
April 22, 2021
Helen was my classmate in Tanzania in the 1970s at the International School of Tanganyika, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. She was from Scotland (her father was a diplomat) and I from India (my father was on assignment with the Commonwealth Secretariat). I had joined the school halfway through the school year, and didn't know anyone in my 4th grade class. My one vivid memory of Helen from those days was from my very first day of school at IST. During Break Time (Recess), all of my classmates went running off to play with their own various groups of friends. I stood outside the classroom, feeling completely lost and alone. Then Helen walked up to me and said pleasantly, matter-of-factly and confidently, “My name is Helen, and you will be spending Break with me.” I looked at her shyly and uncertainly and said, “Okay.” Then she gave me a tour of the whole IST school campus, showing me where the gymnasium, swimming pool, music room, etc were. I felt so grateful for her kindness and I immediately felt comfortable and reassured in such a dauntingly different environment and culture. We never actually became close friends, but it helped to know that there were wonderful people like her in my class. If Helen has ever shared with anyone that there was a girl from India in her class who initially called all the teachers "Auntie", that girl was me! She left in 5th grade and returned to the UK, and I think we exchanged one letter and then completely lost touch, but I have always remembered her kindness to this day, and had even mentioned that incident to my husband and daughter as recently as a few years ago! Little did I know that Helen went on to become such a brilliant and accomplished actress! I realized that this was the same Helen as my IST classmate only after reading about her tragic death a few days ago. My deepest condolences to her family and all those who loved her. May her soul rest in peace. - Surekha
Surekha (Satyam) Dangoor
Classmate
April 21, 2021
Helen McCrory ... A radiant, steady light. Condolences to her husband and entire family. Her loss feels like someone I knew.
June Esquilin
Friend
April 21, 2021
A truly wonderful actress who gave truly memorable performances, my favourite being Aunt Polly. My deepest sympathies to her husband and children.
Susan Butterfield
April 21, 2021
I feel as though I knew her. Everything she ever did was top rate and magnificent. What a shining talent. Be strong Damien and kids.
Susan Rix
Friend
April 20, 2021
I have followed Helen's work for years. I've watched her film work and seen films of some of her plays screened in a theatre. I never met her but I could sense what a wonderful person she was. I've also followed her husband Damian Lewis' work and love his work also and felt he was also wonderful. I met him briefly after a staged reading in NYC. I loved seeing them as a couple. I send my deepest condolences to Damian, their two children and family and friends. So much love and appreciation is flowing to Helen. Thank you, Helen.
Ann Ellis
April 20, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
April 20, 2021
Helen was a goddess. I still can't believe that she has gone. A profound loss and I send comfort to all who loved her.
Maria Garner
April 20, 2021
My condolences go out to the McCroty family on the death of Helen. So sorry for your loss.
LeeRoy
April 20, 2021
Life a Beautiful Memory
Absence a silent Grief X
Beverly Gray
April 20, 2021
A great actress. Condolences to her husband, children, family and friends.
April 20, 2021
My deepest condolences to Helen’s family. Devastating news. Thinking of you all at such a sad time. You were most definitely my most favourite actress of recent times and will be missed. Her legacy will live on. Such a wonderful caring and compassionate human being. RIP Helen. Gone too soon xxx
Susan Selby MBE
Acquaintance
April 20, 2021
To Damien and Family,
Helen has touched the world with
her gift as a stunning wonderful actor
but more importantly as a beautiful soul.
Wishing you peace at this time.
Peter Johnson


Peter Johnson
April 19, 2021
To her family, my deepest condolences to all of you. We are praying for you and Helen. Your wife and mother was loved by all around the world. What a beautiful woman and my favorite actor in recent years. Her talent was extraordinare and personality gravitating. The world loss another great one gone too soon.
John
April 19, 2021
You are gone way too soon Helen. You have been an inspiration and a pillar of strength. I have been a great admirer of your work and the characters you brought so brilliantly to life. I never knew you, but somehow I feel I got a piece of your brilliance everytime I was privileged to see your work. No better Narcissa Malfoy could there ever have been, and Polly Gray, well I fell in love with your brave and strong spirit which filled this character up and touched us all. You will be so missed, and never forgotten. Condolences to her family and friends feeling the shadow of her passing, and who were so privileged to feel the light and love in her smile. RIP Helen McCrory...
Catherine Hellewell
April 19, 2021
To Mr. Damian Lewis:
Please accept my deepest sympathies for the loss of your beloved wife, Helen! She leaves a wonderful legacy in her professional life as an actress! Your tributes to her were deeply touching! Thank you for sharing them with us! I will offer a Mass for her and you and the family this coming week at my priest retirement residences in the Diocese of St. Augustine, Fla. God bless you and yours! Requiescat in pace!
FR. JAMES JAMES O'NEAL
April 19, 2021
Our deepest condolences to her dear husband and children. We truly feel their pain. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort the family during this extremely difficult time.
April 19, 2021
She was an incredible actress credible human being will be in history for internity and she'll always remembered playing a great role in all things that you have done in our community may she rest in peace
David P Call
Coworker
April 18, 2021
Sincere sympathies to the McCrory family, as you shed your tears over your loss, may God be with all of you to carry you through this most difficult time of your loss.
April 18, 2021
a woman of grace and beauty unforgettable as polly she made peaky blinders what it was may your shadow never shorten go d now rest in peace prayers for your family thank you you will never be forgotten
brian VAUGHAN
April 18, 2021
Alishia
April 17, 2021
MY condolences to family and friends. I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless you and help you get through this time of sorrow.
Carolyn A. Ward
April 17, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
April 17, 2021
My thoughts are with Helen McCrory's family at this very sad time. What a wonderful lady who will be truly missed from our television screens . God bless you may you R.I.P sweet angel.
Klari Nicholls
April 17, 2021
To a wonderful Mother, Wife and Woman who with phenomenal grace and bravery has played her final role in this world.

Sleep safely with the knowledge that your Family will eventually, in time be at peace and you will be lovingly remembered.
Lynette O'Shea
April 17, 2021
My thoughts are with Helen McCrory's family at this very sad time. What a wonderful lady who will be truly missed from our television screens and from our hearts. God bless sweet angel.
Mrs Klari Nicholls
April 17, 2021
Most of my acting role models have been women. And there are some people you only get to know through their work, and yet, somehow that's enough to make you fall in love with them. Helen McCrory was one such person for me. That I never got to see her perform live onstage is a personal tragedy. But for every performance of hers that I did experience, from her definitive Medea, to her fragile-yet-formidable Hester in The Deep Blue Sea, to the wickedest witch I've ever seen on TV (Evelyn Poole in Penny Dreadful) to name just a few, Helen McCrory continually held me in the palm of her hand with every single performance. She was spellbinding (and those cheekbones!). I respected the hell out of her. She was one of those actors that you watched and went "oh, that's how it's done." She was a muscular actor (that's the only way I know how to describe it), never failing to balance her natural ferocity and gravitas with a unique vulnerability and commitment to telling emotional truths, no matter how dark her characters. She was an idol and an inspiration, and everything I knew about her personal life and her character only made me love her more. That maybe she's getting to say hi to her friend and co-star Alan Rickman right now is a source of some comfort. I'm gonna miss her like hell. Rest in peace, dear lady.
Connor Bryant
April 17, 2021
My sincerest condolences to the family. May God strengthen you as cope with your loss.
April 17, 2021
So very sorry to hear of Helen passing. A brilliant actor and despite of course, not knowing her personally, she was clearly a good person, shone through. So tough for her family and friends, she will be missed, all best wishes.
Bernadette Knight
April 17, 2021
A terrible loss form all of us and the world of entertainment. A great actress, a star.
John Joseph Rood
April 16, 2021
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
james richardson
April 16, 2021
Godspeed Helen, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us, and the wonderful film and TV memories. Unforgettable...
Harry Simpson
April 16, 2021
Helen was an amazing woman, may her beautiful soul rest in piece. She lived a lovely life and is gone far too soon. I wish that her family and friends can grief in peace.
Karlee
Acquaintance
April 16, 2021
Rip Helen gone too soon thought's are with your family
Andrea Stacey
April 16, 2021