Peaky Blinders commemorates Helen McCrory with moving tribute on set of season six
PEAKY BLINDERS has commemorated Helen McCrory with a touching tribute on set of the show's final season.
The actor was well-known for playing Polly Gray, or Aunt Pol, in the BBC series Peaky Blinders.In the photo shared on Instagram, she is seen drawn on a slate board with the words"Rest in Peace Helen."This was captioned:"Forever part of the Peaky Blinders family."
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This comes after director Anthony Byrne gave an insight into how she was celebrated on the set last week.On Sunday, he posted an image of Helen alongside the caption: “Many glasses were raised to Helen in Manchester on Friday night.“Helen was a force of nature and her loss to film, tv and theatre is immense. More than that, it is the loss of the great work she would’ve gone on to do. headtopics.com
“I am honoured to have worked with her telling the story of the Shelby’s and watching her talent shine as the matriarch Polly Gray.“She will be greatly missed by the Peaky family.”Peaky Blinders' Helen McCrory in her last on-screen appearance last month
(Image: ITV)Peaky Blinders posted the image on their Instagram(Image: INSTAGRAM/ANTHONYBYRNE)Many of Helen’s Peaky Blinders co-stars have also paid their respects to the star.Tommy Shelby actor Cillian Murphy said: “I am broken-hearted to lose such a dear friend.
"Helen was a beautiful, caring, funny, compassionate human being."He went on to add in a statement:"She was also a gifted actor - fearless and magnificent.“She elevated and made humane every scene, every character she played."It was a privilege to have worked with this brilliant woman, to have shared so many laughs over the years.
"I will dearly miss my pal. My love and thoughts are with Damian and her family." Read more: Daily Express »
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