‘Skyfall’ And ‘Harry Potter’ Actress Helen McCrory Dies At 52

  • Actress Helen McCrory has died at 52 years old.
  • She was best known for her roles in ‘Skyfall’ and several ‘Harry Potter’ films.
  • Helen sadly battled cancer.


British actress Helen McCrory, best known for her roles in several Harry Potter films, has died. She was only 52 years old and passed away after a battle with cancer. Her husband and fellow actor Damian Lewis confirmed the sad news.

He wrote, “Heartbroken to announce that after an heroic battle with cancer, the beautiful and might 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.”

Helen McCrory dies at 52

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2, Helen McCrory, 2011. ©2011 Warner Bros. Ent. Harry Potter publishing rights ©J.K.R. Harry Potter characters, names and related indicia are trademarks of and ©Warner Bros. Ent. All rights reserved./Courtesy Everett Collection

Helen was a theater actor and remained dedicated to the craft even as she began to star in television and film roles. She is best known for her role as Narcissa Malfoy in several Harry Potter films. She also appeared in the James Bond movie Skyfall, The Queen, and the series Peaky Blinders.

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SKYFALL, Helen McCrory, 2012. ph: Francois Duhamel/©Columbia Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

Her most recent roles were in the TV series Roadkill and His Dark Materials. RIP.

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