On April 16th, Harry Potter actress Helen McCrory passed away at the age of 52. McCrory’s death was announced by her husband, Damian Lewis, who revealed the actress died at home after “a heroic battle with cancer.”
— Damian Lewis (@lewis_damian) April 16, 2021
McCrory was perhaps best known for her role as Narcissa Malfoy in the Harry Potter film series. Since her death, many of her former co-stars have reacted to the news and shared their grief over the late actress.
Daniel Radcliffe, who starred as the titular hero in Harry Potter, shared McCrory was “one of the the most incredible actors” he got the chance to work with.
“I truly couldn’t believe this news when I heard it. Helen was on the of the most incredible actors I got to work with on the Harry Potter films,” Radcliffe said in a statement to Metro. “She was effortlessly commanding and captivating as an actor, as well as being kind, generous and incredibly good fun as a person.”
“Also, as it happens, she’s one of the absolute coolest people I’ve ever met, in that I can’t ever imagine her being flustered or nervous, she always seemed totally assured of who she was and what she was doing,” Radcliffe continued. “She was a supreme talent and a wonderful person and will be very greatly missed.”
Tom Felton, who played McCrory’s on-screen son Draco Malfoy, also took the time to remember the late actress. He said McCrory helped shape him “as a person so much” and thanked her “for lighting the way forward & holding my hand when I needed it.”
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Other than her role in Harry Potter, McCrory also appeared in Peaky Blinders and the James Bond film, Skyfall. She is survived by her daughter, Manon, and her son, Gulliver.
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