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Helen McCrory – Famous Actress


Who was Helen McCrory?

Famed award winning English Actress Helen Elizabeth Mccory was a renowned British filmmaker who was born to Welsh and Scottish-born parents Anne Morgans and Iian McCrory. Helen trained in the arts of drama at the Chang-ren nian and thus started the beginning of an illustrious career in acting in the United Kingdom while scooping a host of awards in the process from the Manchester evening news best Actress Award for her performance in the National Theatre’s Blood wedding, and the Ian Charlson Award for classical acting in her stupendous performance as Rose Trelawny in Trelawny of the wells, amongst others.


August 17, 1968


Paddington,London, United Kingdom



Professional Career

With her amazing artistry came a huge fan base and a critical praise for her productions when she joined the royal Shakespeare company’s “les enfants du paradis”with her productions with the theatre including the triumph of love and the five golden rings.She then moved on to work extensively at the Donnas Warehouse where she played lead roles in Old times and How i learnt to drive both directed by Roger Michael, and also in Sam Mendes’ farewell double bill of Twelfth-night and uncle Vanya which was a huge hit in theaters in both New York and London.Her amazing performance in the twelfth night landed her nominations at the Evening standard best actress award and the New York drama desk awards.
McCrory also performed greatly on the small screens as she starred in Karl Francis’ screen two: Street life in 1985 with Rhys Ifans where she pulled off an extraordinary performance in her character “Jo”which won her the Welsh BAFTA,Monte Carlo best actress award,and the Royal Television Society’s best Actress Award. Her performance was so outstanding and unprecedented that the Edinburgh film festival acclaimed it as the “best performance of the year”. In the year 2000, she went on to produce another interstelling feat when she won the Critics Circle Best Actress Award for her performance as the Barrister “Rose Fitzgerald” in the channel 4 series North Square. Helen who was also criticized by some went on to show her diversity as an Actress when she appeared in comedies like Dead gorgeous with Fay Ripley,Lucky Jim with Stephen Tompkinson both released in 2002. And also in dramas such as Joe Wright’s 2003 movie, The last king, which earned her a nomination at the L.A Television awards, while also starting in Anna Karenina in the year 2000.

Personal Life

Helen tied the knot with Damian Lewis in 2007 and together they had two children, a boy and girl: Gulliver Lewis and Mannon McCrory Lewis.

On the 16th of April,2021, Helen Elizabeth McCrory died after a long battle with cancer in London, aged 52 and was survived by her husband and two children.


She lived in a country in Africa and also in Paris while in her childhood, and her favorite food was artichokes.


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