Helen McCrory Biography, Career, Husband, Death, Net Worth

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Helen McCrory was an English actress who made her debut in her acting career in 1990. She also portrayed Cherie Blair in both The Queen (2006) and The Special Relationship (2010). Helen was also known for her role as Narcissa Malfoy in the final three Harry Potter films. In this post, we will dig into the life of Helen McCrory, her career stats, husband, net worth and facts about her death. Keep reading to find out more.

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Helen McCrory Biography

McCrory was born on 17 August 1968 in Paddington, London to Ann Morgans (physiotherapist) and father (Iain McCrory). Her parents were married in 1974 and had three children. Helen was educated at Queenswood School and also studied acting at the Drama Centre in London.

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Helen had her debut as an actress in 1990. She played Rose Trelawny in Trelawny of the ‘Wells’. Her exceptional delivery landed the third prize at the Ian Charleson Awards in 1993. She was also nominated for a London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress (for playing Elena in Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya at the Donmar Warehouse). In the list below, l have provided some of her movies.

Helen McCrory Movies


  • Interview with the Vampire as the 2nd Prostitute
  • Charlotte as Paula Lindberg-Salomon (voice)
  • Loving Vincent as Louise Chevalier (voice)
  • Their Finest as Sophie Smith
  • Bill as Queen Elizabeth I
  • The Woman In Black: Angel of Death as Jean Hogg
  • A Little Chaos as Madame Françoise Le Nôtre
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince as Narcissa Malfoy
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Television Shows

  • Roadkill as Dawn Ellison
  • Quiz as Sonia Woodley QC
  • His Dark Materials as Stelmaria (voice)
  • Have I Got News For You as Herself (host)
  • Fearless as Emma Banville
  • Life as Amanda Puryer

Who Was Helen McCrory Married to?

Helen married actor Damian Lewis on 4 July 2007. They had two children by the names of Manon (daughter) and Gulliver (son).

Helen McCrory Cause Of Death

McCrory died on 16 April 2021 at the age of 52 years. Her death was a result of breast cancer. Her husband revealed the following when announcing her death on Twitter.

she had died peacefully at home, surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family

Helen McCrory Net Worth

At the time of death, Helen McCrory’s estimated net worth was about $20 million.

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