Helen McCrory

Helen McCrory

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1968-08-17 · Deathday: 2021-04-16 (52 years old) · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: London, England, UK

47 Movies · 22 TV shows

Also Known As: Хелен Маккрори

Biography

Helen Elizabeth McCrory, (born 17 August 1968) is an English actress.McCrory portrayed Cherie Blair in both The Queen (2006) and The Special Relationship (2010). She also portrayed Françoise in the film Charlotte Gray (2001), Narcissa Malfoy in the final three Harry Potter films, Mama Jeanne in Martin Scorsese's family film Hugo (2011), Clair Dowar in the James Bond film Skyfall (2012), Polly Gray in Peaky Blinders (2013–present), Emma Banville in Fearless (2017) and Kathryn Villiers in MotherFatherSon (2019).

Personal Life

On 4 July 2007, McCrory married actor Damian Lewis. They have a daughter, Manon (b. 8 September 2006), and a son, Gulliver (b. 2 November 2007). They have homes in Tufnell Park, North London, and near Sudbury in Suffolk.She is an honorary patron of the London children's charity Scene & Heard.McCrory was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to drama.During the COVID-19 pandemic McCrory and Lewis supported Feed NHS, a program to give food from high street restaurants to NHS staff, and had raised £1m for the charity by early April of that year. The initiative started in London but following its success plans were announced to roll it out to other cities in the UK.

Early Life

McCrory was born in Paddington in England, UK. Her mother, Ann (née Morgans), is Welsh and her father, Iain McCrory (born 29 March 1940), is a diplomat from Glasgow; they married in 1974. She is the eldest of three children.She was educated at Queenswood School near Hatfield, Hertfordshire, and then spent a year living in Italy. Upon her return to Britain, she began studying acting at the Drama Centre in London.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

2 Movies
Charlotte

Charlotte

2021
Charlotte is an animated drama that tells the true story of Charlotte Salomon, a young German-Jewish painter who comes of age in Berlin on the eve of the Second World War. Fiercely imaginative and dee...
Letters Live from the Archive: Union Chapel

Letters Live from the Archive: Union Chapel

2021
Since 2017, Letters Live has produced 11 shows at the Union Chapel, with no two shows being the same.

2020.

2 TV shows
TV
Roadkill

Roadkill

2020
Peter Laurence's private life is falling apart. Shamelessly untroubled by guilt or remorse, he seeks to further his own agenda while others plot to bring him down. Can he out-run his own secrets?
TV
Quiz

Quiz

2020
The story of Charles Ingram, a former British army major who caused a major scandal in the early 2000s after being caught cheating his way to winning £1 million on the game show Who Wants To Be A Mill...

2019.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
MotherFatherSon

MotherFatherSon

2019
Max is an American businessman with media outlets in London and around the world. The future of the family, its empire, and a country on the verge of change are at risk when the self-destructive lifes...
D-Day: The King Who Fooled Hitler

D-Day: The King Who Fooled Hitler

2019
In a tale of double agents and decoys, this documentary reveals, for the first time, the story of King George VI's elaborate ruse to divert German attention away from the Normandy landings in 1944.
TV
His Dark Materials

His Dark Materials

6.07
2019
There is a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. The search for a kidnapped friend leads to a sinister plot involving stolen children and a quest to understand a mysteri...

2017.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent

7.8
2017
The paintings of van Gogh are brought to life in the film. 125 professional oil-painters from all over the world traveled to Poland and Greece to paint every frame of the film. His life and death are ...
Their Finest

Their Finest

6
2017
The film celebrates England's resilience during World War II. Her efforts to dramatise the true story of two sisters who undertook their own maritime mission to rescue wounded soldiers are met with mi...
TV
Fearless

Fearless

2017
Emma Banville, a human rights lawyer known for defending lost causes, is trying to prove the innocence of Kevin Russell, who was convicted for the murder of a school girl 14 years earlier.

2016.

1 Movie
National Theatre Live: The Deep Blue Sea

National Theatre Live: The Deep Blue Sea

2016
There is a flat in West London. 1952. The story of Hester's tempestuous affair with a former RAF pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court judge begins to emerge when she is found by her...

2015.

2 Movies
A Little Chaos

A Little Chaos

7
2015
Le Ntre hired a landscape gardener to build the gardens at the palace of Versailles. As the two work on the palace, they are drawn to each other and are thrown into rivalries within the court of King ...
Bill

Bill

2015
Bill Shakespeare left his home to follow his dream.

2014.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
National Theatre Live: Medea

National Theatre Live: Medea

2014
She is a wife and a mother. She left her home to have two sons in exile for her husband. When he leaves his family for a new life, he will face banishment and separation from his children. She was cor...
Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This

Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This

2014
Tommy Cooper's life and times.
TV
Inside No. 9

Inside No. 9

3.5
2014
An anthology of darkly comic twisted tales, each one taking place behind a door marked 'number 9'
TV
Penny Dreadful

Penny Dreadful

6.07
2014
Dr is one of literature's most terrifying characters. The dark corners of Victorian London are home to some of the most famous figures from the novel. There are classic horror origin stories interwove...
The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death

The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death

6.27
2014
40 years after the first haunting at Eel Marsh House, a group of children evacuated from WWII London arrive.

2013.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Flying Blind

Flying Blind

2013
She is successful in her forties. She designs drones for the military. Everything in her life is in her control. Her father worked on Concorde. She was twenty years younger when she began an affair wi...
TV
Peaky Blinders

Peaky Blinders

6.46
2013
A gang that sews razor blades in the peaks of their caps is the focus of a movie about a family that wants to move up in the world.
Muse of Fire

Muse of Fire

2013
Funny, passionate, exciting, and smart: ‘Muse Of Fire’ will change the way you feel about Shakespeare forever. This unique feature documentary follows two actors, Giles Terera and Dan Poole, as they ...

2012.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Leaving

Leaving

2012
A bond between a troubled 25-year-old and a mother of two has profound implications for both of them.
We'll Take Manhattan

We'll Take Manhattan

2012
The love affair between Jean Shrimpton and David Bailey is explored in We'll Take Manhattan. The drama is based on a 1962 Vogue photo shoot in New York and tells the story of two young people falling ...
Skyfall

Skyfall

5.84
2012
MI6 is attacked when Bond's latest assignment goes wrong and agents around the world are exposed. Her authority and position is challenged by the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committe...

2011.

2 Movies
Hugo

Hugo

7.56
2011
In 1930s Paris, Hugo Cabret lived in the walls of a train station. Hugo's job is to oil and maintain the station's clocks, but his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and notebook lef...
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

6.48
2011
The quest to destroy the evil Voldemort continues by Harry, Ron and Hermione. As things begin to look bleak for the young wizards, Harry discovers a trio of magical objects that give him powers to com...

2010.

3 Movies
The Special Relationship

The Special Relationship

2010
A dramatisation that follows Tony Blair's journey from political understudy waiting in the wings of the world arena to accomplished prime minister standing confidently in the spotlight of centre stage...
4.3.2.1

4.3.2.1

2010
While her friends are out on their own adventures, Jo is chained down in a supermarket job. A chance encounter with diamond thieves sends their separate worlds on a collision course.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

6.54
2010
Harry, Ron and Hermione walk away from their last year at Hogwarts to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. Death Eaters are on the loose and the world is more dangerous than ever.

2009.

2 Movies
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

6.4
2009
Hogwarts is no longer a safe haven as Lord Voldemort tightens his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds. Harry suspects there may be dangers within the castle, but he is more focused on prepari...
Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox

5.96
2009
The Fantastic Mr. Fox plans to steal from the three local farmers. The farmers want revenge against the fox and his family.

2008.

1 Movie
Flashbacks of a Fool

Flashbacks of a Fool

2008
An aging Hollywood star, Joe Scott, is observed by his personal assistant, Ophelia. The death of his childhood best friend, Boots, takes the movie to a sea-side town in 1970s Britain.

2007.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
Frankenstein

Frankenstein

2007
The film is a British television film. It was directed and written by Jed Mercurio. Dr. A female geneticist accidentally creates a monster while growing her son's clone from stem cells as an organ don...
TV
Have I Got a Bit More News for You

Have I Got a Bit More News for You

2007
Based on the week's news and fronted by guest hosts, this extended version of the satirical news quiz features more of the stuff that wouldn't fit into the regular programme.
TV
Life

Life

5.5
2007
After serving time in prison for a crime he didn't commit, Detective Charlie Crews returns to the force. A new lease on life has provided him with a Zen-like outlook, peace of mind and no need for ven...
Becoming Jane

Becoming Jane

7.5
2007
There was a romance with a young Irishman.

2006.

1 Movie
The Queen

The Queen

7.75
2006
After the death of Diana, the Royal family and the public demanded an overt display of mourning, but the Queen and Prime Minister Tony Blair were able to reach a compromise between what was a private ...

2005.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Doctor Who

Doctor Who

6.2
2005
The Doctor is a 900 year old alien who is part of a gifted civilization who mastered time travel. The Doctor is very good at saving planets for a living.
Casanova

Casanova

9
2005
With a reputation for seducing members of the opposite sex, a notorious womanizer discovers a beauty who seems impervious to his charms. He finds himself falling in love as he continues to pursue the ...

2004.

3 Movies
Enduring Love

Enduring Love

2004
Two strangers are very close after witnessing a fatal accident. A young couple celebrate their reunion with a picnic. A postcard-perfect afternoon in the English countryside has been planned by Joe an...
Does God Play Football?

Does God Play Football?

2004
An endearing tale of faith and fate, with the odd miracle thrown in, set in the 1960's, Tommy is a 7-year-old boy without a dad who fills in the emotional gaps in his life by believing he is Jesus Chr...
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking

6.33
2004
A young woman's corpse was found in the mud flats of the river. Police think she's a sex worker. He goes to his old friend because he suspects something more.

2003.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Carla

Carla

2003
The meeting of the quiet Helen North and the charismatic Carla on a beautiful Greek island leads to tragic consequences.
Lucky Jim

Lucky Jim

2003
Lucky Jim stars Stephen Tompkinson as a luckless lecturer at a British university who is trying to impress his boss, Professor Neddy Welch, played by Robert Hardy. Jim is trying to make it with the wo...
TV
Charles II: The Power and The Passion

Charles II: The Power and The Passion

6
2003
Charles II: The Power and the Passion is an award-winning British television mini-series, broadcast on BBC One in 2003 and produced by the BBC in association with the A&E Network in the United States ...

2002.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The Jury

The Jury

2002
The jury is a British show. The Old Bailey courthouse was where the series was filmed.
The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo

9
2002
When Fernand deceives him, his life and plans to marry the beautiful Mercedes are shattered. After 13 years in prison, Dantés escapes with the help of a fellow prisoner and plots his revenge, insinuat...
Dead Gorgeous

Dead Gorgeous

2002
After the second world war, Rose and Antonia meet up again. They plan to murder their husbands because they are unhappy in their relationships.

2001.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Messiah

Messiah

2001
The investigations of Red Metcalfe were the subject of a crime drama.
Charlotte Gray

Charlotte Gray

2001
The drama is set in France during World War II. Charlotte Gray tells the story of a young Scottish woman working with the French Resistance in the hopes of saving her lover. Sebastian Faulks wrote the...

2000.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

2000
Anna Karenina and the Count Vronsky had an affair that could ruin her and her husband. There is a four-part British television adaptation of a novel.
TV
North Square

North Square

2000
Channel 4 broadcasted North Square at the end of 2000. The series was filmed in and around Park Square. The show didn't get a large audience because most of the legal firms are located here. ABC broad...
Hotel Splendide

Hotel Splendide

2000
The film tells the story of a family who run a health resort on a remote island which is only accessible by ferry. The spa program starts with feeding the guests seaweed and then liberal colonic irrig...

1998.

3 Movies
Spoonface Steinberg

Spoonface Steinberg

1998
Television film version of Lee Hall's award-winning radio play. Spoonface is seven years old, Jewish, autistic - and terminally ill with cancer. As she tries to come to terms with the meaning of life ...
Dad Savage

Dad Savage

1998
Dad doesn't trust banks to take care of his money because he is a wealthy tulip grower. Dad hired two of Sav's school friends to help with the business after his son recommended them. If they can find...
Stand and Deliver

Stand and Deliver

1998
Alun arrives in Glasgow to play a gig at The Edge, a comedy club run by Max T. Max T should be looking after Alun, but he already has his hands full trying to keep his cousin from taking over the club...

1997.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
The James Gang

The James Gang

1997
After an audacious jewellery robbery the whole James family heads for home on the run with the obsessive detective Julia Armstrong in hot pursuit.
TV
Trial & Retribution

Trial & Retribution

1997
Trial & Retribution is a police procedural television show. La Plante wrote a follow-on to Prime Suspect. There are two nights of the Trial & Retribution series. There were 10 episodes in the 10th ser...

1996.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Fragile Heart

The Fragile Heart

1996
He is a highly successful and charismatic cardiac surgeon. He is pre-eminent in his field, and he is confident in his own abilities. He is not perfect, either in the operating theatre or in his privat...
Witness Against Hitler

Witness Against Hitler

1996
During World War II, a group of Christians plotted to assassinate Hitler with a bomb in his briefcase.

1995.

2 Movies
Streetlife

Streetlife

1995
Jo, a single mother who has just become pregnant by her married boyfriend, is the focus of the rough urban life in a Welsh valley.
Uncovered

Uncovered

1995
Julia shows a hidden Latin phrase while restoring a painting. A series of murders begin to rock her small world of art experts, patrons and restorers, and she finds that the mystery of the painting is...

1994.

1 Movie
Interview with the Vampire

Interview with the Vampire

5.64
1994
A vampire relates his life story of love, betrayal, loneliness, and dark hunger to a reporter.

1993.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
The Entertainer

The Entertainer

1993
Adaptation of John Osborne's play.
TV
Rik Mayall Presents

Rik Mayall Presents

1993
Showcasing the talent and versatility of its star, Rik Mayall Presents comprises six episodes of dark humour spread over two series, where he plays such diverse roles as a paranoid TV show host, an un...

1964.

1 TV show
TV
Horizon

Horizon

6.8
1964
There are amazing science stories, mysteries and worlds you've never seen before.

Unknown Year.

2 Movies
Split Second

Split Second

A split-second decision made in a fit of rage drives attorney and family man Michael Anderson to desperate measures.
Peaky Blinders: A peek behind the curtain

Peaky Blinders: A peek behind the curtain

Peaky Blinders season 3 is the subject of a documentary.
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