In Loving Memory: Irish Artist Pays Tribute to Helen McCrory with Heartfelt Mural
The loss of a member of the expansive Harry Potter series is always hard. The news of Helen McCrory’s passing broke when her husband announced that she had lost her battle with cancer on Twitter. Not only did the wizarding community mourn the loss of great talent, but fans were also sympathetic and quick to send condolences.
Helen McCrory was known for playing Narcissa Malfoy in later Harry Potter movies. She also portrayed Polly Gray in Peaky Blinders since its beginnings in 2013.
Chelsea Jacobs, an artist from Dublin, Ireland, painted a mural of McCrory to pay tribute to the actress. The painting sits near Grand Canal Dock in Dublin. It features McCrory’s likeness as she appears in the show Peaky Blinders. Words painted around the edge of the mural read, “I’m having trouble myself these days and I’m twice the man you are. RIP Helen McCrory.“
Jacobs posted her mural to Twitter with her homage to the actress.
“McCrory plays her part with the ferocity of a pit bull, the heart of a lion and the grace of a swan."
Mural tribute to the late & great @HelenMcCrory_ an amazing actor on stage, screen and an amazing human in life. There will never be another you.
Rest in Power, Grand Dame pic.twitter.com/34ckupkA9V
— chels (@chelsearjacobs) April 26, 2021
McCrory was also known for her roles as Stelmaria in His Dark Materials, Madame Kali in Penny Dreadful, and Clair Dowar MP in Skyfall, among many others. She is survived by her husband, Damian Lewis, and their two kids, Manon and Gulliver.