Tom Felton pays tribute to Helen McCrory.
The 33-year-old Harry Potter The actor took to Instagram on Saturday to pay tribute to his on-screen mother and his late co-star. Felton played Draco Malfoy in the film franchise, while McCrory played Narcissa Malfoy. Felton posted a photo from one of the final films, in which he is seen holding McCrory’s hand during the last battle between Harry and Voldemort.
“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”.
Jason Isaacs, known for his roles as Lucius Malfoy, also remembered his wife on screen by sharing the same photo.
“Decades ago, Helen and I auditioned together for a movie. I came home and told her that [my wife] Emma [Hewitt] ‘I think I just met the best actress I’ve ever seen,’ “Isaacs began.” After years of watching her hypnotize audiences, I no longer think that … I know. “
He added: “Fortunately, I finally found out that she too was tremendously funny, surprisingly mischievous and with an empathetic heart the size of a planet. As continually dazzled as I am in the world. Harry Potter movies, being married on screen and laughing with the great Helen McCrory will always be the highlight. “
The actress noted that “McCrory’s proudest achievement, however, was building and loving the family that was his foundation. They have lost so much and I send all my love to Damian and the children. Xxx.”
The actress died after a battle with cancer. Her husband, actor Damian Lewis, announced the sad news on Friday. The two had been married since 2007 and had two children together: their 14-year-old daughter Mannon and their 13-year-old son Gulliver. Lewis said he died peacefully at his home.
“It breaks my heart to announce that after a heroic battle with cancer, the beautiful and powerful woman Helen McCrory has peacefully died at home, surrounded by a wave of loss of friends and family,” Lewis wrote in a statement that shared on social media. “She died as she lived. Without fear. God, we love her and we know how lucky we are to have had her in our lives. She glowed so brightly. Go now, Little One, on the air, and thank you.”