Damian Lewis paid a moving tribute to his wife, Helen McCrory. The piece was published by The Sunday Times, following McCrory’s death earlier this week.
The actress, best known for her roles as Narcissa Malfoy in the Harry Potter franchise and Polly Gray in Peaky blinders – died of cancer. She was 52 years old.
“A lot of people have talked about their career and many more will, so that’s where I’ll leave it, because I’m amazed that two things are happening this weekend: a torrent of pain and shock, and a celebration of Helen McCrory, the actress of fans everywhere, and of Helen as a person, “wrote Lewis. “And that’s what I want to talk about.”
“Helen was an even more brilliant person than an actress,” he continued. “She was a sociable person, of course. ‘I am much more interested in who I am with than where I am’, she said, and she wanted to share innately. But she also lived by the principle of kindness and generosity. world to do better, to make people feel better. “
Lewis and McCrory had been married since 2007 and had two children together: their 14-year-old daughter Mannon and their 13-year-old son Gulliver. The actor said on Friday that his wife had died peacefully at their home.
In your room for The Sunday Times, Lewis recalled how McCrory “spread happiness.” “Even when he died in his last days, when he spoke to our wonderful caregivers, he repeatedly said, ‘thank you very much’ in his half delusional state,” he wrote.
Lewis said he already missed his wife, who “shone more brightly in recent months than you imagine even the brightest star could shine.”
“I’m in awe of her,” he added of McCrory. “She has been a meteor in our life.”
McCrory will be remembered both by those who worked alongside her and by those who admired her work. On Saturday, Tom Felton, who played McCrory’s son in the Harry Potter movies said goodbye.
“It is very sad to say goodbye so suddenly, I never had the opportunity to say it, but she helped me so much to shape myself as a person, on and off the screen,” said Felton. “She was always relentlessly herself, razor sharp wit, silver tongue, kind and good heart, she suffered no nonsense but had time for everyone, thank you for lighting the way forward and holding my hand when I needed it xx”.