Helen McCrory is an English actress, famous for her notable roles in several film and TV series since the 1990s. She is well-known for the portrayal of Narcissa Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies. As of 2020, she plays the role of Polly Gary is BBC’s crime series, Peaky Blinders.
The 51 years old actress, Helen also performed in many famous TV series such as Penny Dreadful (2014-15), Fearless (2017), Have I Got News For You (2019), etc. She must have gathered an impressive net worth from her long career. She surely enjoys a lavish life with her two kids. So, who is her husband?
Let’s discuss her biography in the lower sections. Stay tuned.
Life Before Fame
Helen Elizabeth McCrory was born on 17 August 1968 in Paddington, London. Her parents, Anne Morgans (mother) is originally from Welsh, and her father, Iain McCory is from Glasgow, Scotland. Helen raised along with her two younger siblings, Catherine McCrory and Jon McCrory. Helen went to Queenswood School, Hertfordshire and also lived in Italy for a year. Later, she returned to London and began studying acting at the Drama Centre in London.
McCrory’s father was a diplomat which caused his posting in various places around the world. That gave Helen and her other siblings to see around the world. She once told The Times how her siblings found it unsettling, at the same time, McCrory found it very exciting. She stated:
I’m sure some kids would have found that unsettling, but I thought it was wonderfully exciting. And it taught me a valuable lesson… different cultures do things in different ways, and there is no such thing as normal.
Without any doubt, Helen had a very fantastic childhood when she received chances to explore different cultures and values.
Rise to Fame
Helen McCrory began her career in the theaters from the1990’s play ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ and has appeared in numerous TV series, movies, and stage plays. She portrayed the role of Narcissa Malfoy in the last three Harry Potter films. Since 2013, Helen has been potraying the part of Polly Gray in the BBC’s crime series starring Cillian Murphy, Natasha O’Keeffe, Finn Cole, and many others.
Watch an interview with Helena on the premiere of ‘Peaky Blinders.’
Moreover, she also portrayed the character of Cherie Blair in The Queen and The Special Relationship. The talented actress has also appeared on many big-screen as well as small screen projects that include HugoFearless for which she had to chase a man in the street.
Married To Damian Lewis
Helen McCrory has been married for 12 years to the fellow actor, Damian Lewis. The couple wedded on 4 July 2007. Her husband, Damian is also an actor who is known for his role in ‘Homeland.’ The couple has two children. Their daughter, Manon was born on 8th September 2006, and their son, Gulliver was born on 2nd November 2007.
The couple worked together in the movie ‘Five Gold Rings’ in 2004. Helen and Damian are very supportive of each other in many stages of life. Helen also admits that she is very proud of her husband. She once told in an interview with Brampton Guardian,
I’m so proud of him. As we know, just because you’re talented doesn’t mean you’re going to be successful. So I’m really, really proud of him and really pleased for him. And he wears it well.
Damian also revealed in the same interview that, Helen fears if her children will develop American accents. So, they like to spend very little time in the States. Damian said,
My wife has a horror that the children will start talking American if we spend too much time out there.
The family of four is spending a happy life together. Helen also shares a loyal bond with her spouse. So far, there are no rumors of their separation or divorce. Besides, Helen is out of controversies at present.
Net Worth – $5 Million
Helen McCrory holds an estimated net worth of $5 Million as of 2020. She collected her fortune through her profession as an actress.
Moreover, her husband, Damian Lewis also holds an estimated net worth of $14 Million according to Celebrity Net Worth. The couple along with their children resides in Tufnell Park, England, in a Victorian house. They spent around a million-dollar for the purchase and renovation of the house.
Moreover, Helen is reported to earn $300,000 for her appearance in Peaky Blinders as Aunt Polly. Movies that she starred in like Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince made a box office collection of over $934 million, and other last two from the Harry Potter franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt.1 and Pt.2 made over $960 Million and $1.342 Billion respectively. James Bond movie, ‘Skyfall’ that she starred in, collected over $1 Billion on the box office. Therefore, she is spending a luxurious life with her spouse and children as of 2020.