Tributes to former Harry Potter and Peaky Blinders actress Helen McCrory have flooded in as her former colleagues express their shock at Friday's devastating news
Brave Helen died at the age of 52 following a secret battle with cancer, her husband Damian Lewis announced on Friday.She made her friends promise to keep her health battle private, it has been revealed, with news of her death rocking the entertainment industry.
Tributes to the former Harry Potter and Peaky Blinders actress have flooded in from all over the world since the devastating news was made public.Now Tom, who portrayed her on-screen son Draco Malfoy, has told fans and Helen's family just how important she was to his life.
He wrote in an Instagram post, "So sad to say farewell so suddenly - I never took the chance to tell her, but she helped shape me as a person so much - on & off screen."She was always relentlessly herself- razor sharp wit - silver tongued - kind & warm hearted - she suffered no fools yet had time for everyone. headtopics.com
"Thank you for lighting the way forward & holding my hand when I needed it xx."His post was liked by over two million people.Co-star Jason Issacs also reflected on her legacy in his own social media tribute."Decades ago Helen and I auditioned together for a film. I came home and said to [my wife] Emma 'I think I've just met the greatest actress I've ever seen.' After years of watching her mesmerize audiences I don't think that any more...I know it."
He added: "Luckily, I eventually found out that she was also scabrously funny, shockingly naughty and with an empathetic heart the size of a planet."As continually starstruck as I was on the Harry Potter films, being screen-married to and giggle with the great Helen McCrory will always be a highlight.
"Her proudest achievement, though, was building and loving the family that was her bedrock. They've lost so much and I send all my love to Damian and the kids. xxx."In a statement, Potter star Daniel Radcliffe also honoured the actress.Get all the latest celebrity news delivered straight to your inbox From secret feuds and sexy scandals to the biggest showbiz headlines - we're serving up a daily dose of gossip.
Get the inside scoop on all your favourite celebs with our daily newsletter delivered straight to your inbox for free.You can sign up here."Helen was one of the most incredible actors I got to work with on the Harry Potter films," it read."She was effortlessly commanding and captivating as an actor, as well as being kind, generous and incredibly good fun as a person." headtopics.com
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Tom Felton Honors 'Harry Potter' On-Screen Mom Helen McCroryJason Isaacs, who portrayed McCrory's husband in the franchise, also wrote a special tribute. Why even have ET on SAT ? Nothing but a review of the week. Hate that
Damian Lewis Mourns Wife Helen McCrory’s Death With Harry Potter’s Tom FeltonDamian Lewis paid tribute to his late wife, Helen McCrory, as did ‘ Harry Potter ’ costars Tom Felton and Jason Isaacs after her death — details
Tom Felton Shared A Moving Tribute After The Death Of Helen McCrory, Who Played His Mother In 'Harry Potter''Thank you for lighting the way forward and holding my hand when I needed it.'
Tom Felton Pays Tribute to Harry Potter Actress Helen McCrory After Her Death - E! OnlineIn a post on Instagram, Tom Felton shared kind words about the late Helen McCrory, who played his character Draco Malfoy's mother Narcissa in the Harry Potter franchise.
Helen McCrory, Peaky Blinders and Harry Potter Actor, Has Died at 52“I’m heartbroken to announce that after a heroic battle with cancer, the beautiful and mighty woman that is Helen McCrory has died peacefully at home, surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family,” said Damian Lewis