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Helen McCrory



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English actress Helen McCrory is best known as Narcissa Malfoy in the final three Harry Potter films. She is also famous for playing Cherie Blair in both the 2006 film The Queen and the 2010 film The Special Relationship.

McCrory studied at a Hertfordshire boarding school before residing in Italy for a year. She returned to England to study acting at the Drama Centre in London and made her first TV appearance in 1993 on Full Stretch and Performance. Later she played Rose Fitzgerald on North Square, Mary Freeman on In a Land of Plenty, Rose Davies on The Jury, Barbara Villiers, Countess of Castlemaine on The Last King and Amanda Puryer on Life.

In 2011, McCrory was cast in Martin Scorsese’s film Hugo as Mama Jeanne and the following year as Clair Dowar in the James Bond film, Skyfall. Recent appearances include Penny Dreadful, Peaky Blinders, Fearless, MotherFatherSon and Roadkill.

Married to Damian Lewis

Born: 17 August 1968 in London, England, UK

“I was lucky to learn early in life that you need money for food and shelter, but there’s no ambition in having money in the bank for the sake of it!” “Theatre is liberating because it only works if it’s truthful, That’s what it requires. That’s not true of film: the camera does lie. You can be moved by a performance on set, but when you see it on screen, it does nothing. Yet there will be someone you simply didn’t notice on set that on screen: bam!”


  1. In A Land Of Plenty (BBC-2 2001 with Helen McCrory and Robert Pugh)
  2. Doctor Who The complete fifth series DVD Review
  3. Jury, The (ITV-1 2002 with Antony Sher and Derek Jacobi)
  4. Dead Gorgeous (ITV1 2002 with Fay Ripley and Helen McCrory)
  5. Lucky Jim (ITV-1 2003, Stephen Tompkinson, Keeley Hawes)
  6. Carla (ITV-1 2003, Lesley Sharp, Helen McCrory)
  7. Special Relationship, The (BBC-2 2010, Michael Sheen, Dennis Quaid)
  8. Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This (ITV 2014, David Threllfall, Amanda Redman)
  9. Peaky Blinders (BBC-2 2013, Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill)
  10. Charles II – The Power And The Passion (BBC-2 2003, Rufus Sewell)
  11. Leaving (ITV 2012, Helen McCrory, Callum Turner)
  12. Peaky Blinders: Adrien Brody and Aidan Gillen join cast for Series Four
  13. Fearless Premieres Monday 12 Jun at 9.00pm on ITV
  14. Charlotte Gray (2001, Cate Blanchett, Michael Gambon)
  15. We’ll Take Manhattan (BBC-4 2012, Karen Gillan, Aneurin Barnard)
  16. Frankenstein (ITV 2007, Helen McCrory, James Purefoy)
  17. MotherFatherSon with Richard Gere Premieres Wed 6 Mar 2019 on BBC-2
  18. Penny Dreadful (Showtime 2014-2016, Eva Green, Josh Hartnett)
  19. Roadkill (BBC Thriller, Hugh Laurie, Sidse Babett Knudsen)
  20. Dickens (BBC Drama, Anton Lesser, Timothy West)
  21. Fearless (ITV Crime, Helen McCrory, Michael Gambon)
  22. Rik Mayall Presents: Dirty Old Town (S2EP2 ITV 5 Feb 1995, Helen McCrory)
  23. Roadkill: Episode 2 (S1EP2 BBC One, Sarah Greene)
  24. Roadkill: Episode 3 (S1EP3 BBC One, Iain De Caestecker)
  25. Roadkill: Episode 4 (S1EP4 BBC One, Ophelia Lovibond)