British actress Helen McCrory, famous for her roles in the Peaky Blinders series or in the James Bond and Harry Potter sagas, has died today at the age of 52.
A graduate of the University of the Arts in London, Helen McCrory receives a warm welcome for her performance as Elena in the adaptation of Uncle Vanya by Chekhov. Beyond her theatrical career, the actress is very active in the middle of the 7th Art. In 1994, Interview with a Vampire sees her play a prostitute. On the small screen, in different registers, she performs as well as a juror in The Jury as a countess in the historical fiction on Charles II. His appearances on the big screen then flowed in: Delirium of love, Casanova, and The Queen, the biopic with Helen Mirren as Elisabeth II.
In the British version Frankestein, the actress plays the creator of the famous monster. In 2008, Life Recruits her for a time as the head of a security agency whose information greatly helps detectives in Los Angeles. But it’s her role as Narcissa Malfoy in the saga Harry potter which remains in memory. She finally plays Draco’s mother, from the Half-Blood Prince episode, after being offered the character of Bellatrix Lestrange. Between two opus, Wes Anderson uses his tone of voice in the sassy Fantastic Mr. Fox. Martin Scorsese gives him the opportunity to act in Hugo Cabret with Ben Kingsley (alias George Meliès) as a partner. She then joined the Bondian universe for Skyfall, as minister in charge of Mr.
His career on the small screen is not to be outdone. In the British miniseries Leaving, her passion for a young man and her duties as a wife put her in a predicament. Steven Knight expresses his desire to see her join the cast of Peaky Blinders. Along with Cillian Murphy, she manages family affairs. Aunt Polie represents the matriarch of the family. A strong woman, who is ready to do anything to protect her family. Between the shoots of the different seasons, the actress dons the costume of the mysterious Madame Kali in Penny Dreadful. John Logan, creator of the supernatural show, decides to give more scope to his character, finding himself at the heart of the plot in season 2.
She died in April 2021 from cancer.