Tuesday, May 17

Damian Lewis (Billions) speaks out on the death of his wife, Helen McCrory, for the first time in public

Damian Lewis has spoken about his late wife, Helen McCrory, for the first time in public since her death on April 16.

The star of the Billions series – whose season 6 has just been launched on Canal + (without Damian Lewis who left the series at the end of season 5, editor’s note) – had come to take part in a dedicated “poetry night” to Helen McCrory with their daughter Manon, 15, and son Gulliver, 14, on stage at the Royal National Theater in London. He took the opportunity to salute the memory of his “perfect Helen” for his first public speaking on the subject.

“This evening is dedicated to her and that’s perfect because Helen loved the National Theatre. If there is one person from whom we would not have stolen the show, it is Helen McCrory, ”he declared in front of the 900 spectators present in the hall of the Royal National Theater in London. Before reading a poem in his memory.

In April 2021, Damian Lewis announced the terrible news of Helen McCrory’s death from cancer at the age of 52 with a particularly poignant message. “I am heartbroken to report that after a heroic battle with cancer, the beautiful and great woman that is Helen McCrory died peacefully at home, surrounded by an outpouring of love from her friends and family. family. She died as she lived. Courageously. God we love her and know how lucky we were to have her in our lives. She blazed with a thousand lights”, could we read on the actor’s Twitter account.

Damian Lewis had left the series Billions at the end of season 5, in order to be able to spend as much time as possible with Helen McCrory. The latter played the character of Aunt Polly in Peaky Blinders. Her sudden death while filming the final season of the series had deeply saddened everyone working with her, as well as the fans. The final season 6 of Peaky Blinders will be broadcast from February 2022 on the BBC, then on Netflix. Helen McCrory will not appear on screen, but the production has announced that a “brilliant tribute” will be paid to her.


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