Damian Lewis hugs friends at wife Helen McCrory’s memorial service a year after legendary actress’s death
Posted by  badge Boss on May 22
Damian Lewis greeted attendees at the memorial, held for his late wife Helen McCrory (Picture: Splash)

Damian Lewis held a memorial service for his late wife, actress , , with the actor seen hugging friends in attendance.

Stars including Helena Bonham Carter, Matthew Macfadyen, and attended the celebration to pay their respects

A church service was held, before attendees celebrated McCrory’s life at the J Sheekey restaurant in Soho.

Homeland actor Damian, who was married to McCrory for for 14 years before her death, was seen holding a glass of fizz, and greeting attendees for the service, which he hosted.

Damian, donning a suit with a purple and white printed shirt and coordinating pocket square, looked in good spirits with other attendees as they celebrated the life of the legendary actress.

In April 2021 McCrory  after a battle with cancer.

Damian, who held the event, was seen hugging one attendee (Picture: SplashNews.com)
Helena Bonham Carter, who starred with McCrory in Harry Potter, was seen attending (Picture: SplashNews.com)

Her tragic death was confirmed by her husband Damian, 51, with  from fans and friends of the late star.

McCrory married Damian in 2007 after they met on the production of Five Gold Rings at London’s Almeida Theatre in 2003.

The pair share two children: a daughter, Manon, and a son, Gulliver.

Keeley Hawes and Matthew Macfadyen also paid their respects (Picture: SplashNews.com)
Damian and McCrory were married for 14 years before her death (Picture: WireImage)

The actress was known for her incredible work across TV and film, most prominently in Peaky Blinders as Aunt Polly, as Narcissa Malfoy, and in James Bond film Skyfall as MP Clair Dowar.

On stage, she was also incredibly accomplished, playing roles like Lady Macbeth in Macbeth at Shakespeare’s Globe, Olivia in Twelfth Night and Rosalind in As You Like It on the West End.

McCrory was known for roles including Aunt Polly in Peaky Blinders (Picture: BBC/Caryn Mandabach Productions Ltd 2019/Ben Blackall)
She also stunned as Narcissa Malfoy in Harry Potter (Picture: Warner Bros)

Damian has , including at a poetry night held in her honour in January this year.

The actor said: ‘This evening is dedicated to her and it’s perfect, because Helen loved the National Theatre.

‘One person whose thunder would absolutely not be stolen was Helen McCrory.’

At the time of her death, he announced the devastating news by saying: ‘I’m heartbroken to announce that after an heroic battle with cancer, the beautiful and mighty woman that is Helen McCrory has died peacefully at home, surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family,’ Damian wrote at the time.

‘She died as she lived. Fearlessly. God we love her and know how lucky we are to have had her in our lives. She blazed so brightly.

‘Go now, Little One, into the air, and thank you.’

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