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January 13, 2017 | Posted by Debby | No Comments

Lionsgate finally released the official trailer for Helen’s upcoming movie “Their Finest“. Check it out below! Helen does not have a big appearance in the trailer, but DOES appear. Enjoy!

Their Finest“, directed by Lone Scherfig and starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy is set to open in the UK on 21 April 2017. Following a rapturous reception at the Toronto International Film Festival, its European premiere as the Mayor of London’s Gala at the BFI London Film Festival, the film is soon to have its US premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

It is based on Lissa Evans’ novel, ‘Their Finest Hour and a Half’, is a witty, romantic and moving portrayal of a young woman finding her way, and her voice, in the mayhem of war… and the movies.

January 13, 2017 | Posted by Debby | No Comments

Great news! Helen has been awarded an OBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list.

The annual list, which recognises the achievements of people across Britain, has honoured Helen with as an ‘Officer of the Order of the British Empire,’ for her services to drama.

It marks the second OBE honour in the McCrory family, her husband and fellow thespian Damian Lewis (star of Homeland) was also awarded one in 2014.

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October 3, 2016 | Posted by Debby | No Comments

SPOILER ALERT! DO NOT READ ON IF YOU DON’T LIKE SPOILERS.

It looks like “Peaky Blinders” Season 4 would have major changes on its return as most of the Shelby family ended in jail. In an interview with Helen McCrory, who plays the role of Aunt Polly, the 48-year-old star gave little teasers of what fans could expect on the show.

Aunt Polly To Take Charge Of The Peaky Blinders?

“She’d been running the business while they’d been away,” Helen McCrory said at the BBC One’s “The Andrew Marr Show,” via The Week UK. The English actress revealed that her character as Aunt Polly now has an eye to taking the power in “Peaky Blinders” Season 4 while the Shelby brothers are helpless. “As far as she’s concerned, they’re doing it really badly, they’re making mistakes, they’re going into other people’s turfs,” she added.

However, Aunt Polly has nothing but good intentions to make their family business move on the right track and make it bigger than before. She is dreaming of giving balance to the company and to the family to make the Peaky Blinders go further and known in the industry in “Peaky Blinders” Season 4. In the coming new installment, she explained that fans will soon witness why she has to be in charged.

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September 22, 2016 | Posted by Debby | No Comments

The Harry Potter star joins Helen McCrory, John Bishop and Robin Weigert in the legal conspiracy thriller.

Sir Michael Gambon will star alongside Helen McCrory in ITV’s new legal conspiracy thriller Fearless.
Gambon will play a Cambridge University professor in the new drama created by Homeland writer Patrick Harbinson.

Fearless follows McCrory’s dedicated solicitor Emma Banville as she works tirelessly to free a man she thinks was wrongly convicted of killing a schoolgirl in East Anglia.

However, as her investigation digs deeper, she begins to sense powerful forces, in the police and the intelligence services at home and abroad, who want to stop her uncovering the truth.

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September 6, 2016 | Posted by Debby | No Comments

Helen is featured in the upcoming The Protagonist magazine Aut/Win 2016 Issue. You can pre-order it for 9 on Boutique Mags. The website says, it offers

An exclusive editorial with the internationally acclaimed theatre and film actress shot at Dennis Severs’ House features in this issue. The detailed drawings on the cover are by Colin Verdi, taking inspiration from the aesthetic of the magazine, Helen McCrory and the world of stage and screen that she is part of.

I uploaded the magazine cover to the image archive. Click on the image or the link below to see a larger version.

August 19, 2016 | Posted by Debby | No Comments

LONDON (AP) — You might not think there’s much overlap between Amy Winehouse and the work of playwright Terence Rattigan, chronicler of upper-crust British stiff upper lips.

But the troubled diva is one of the influences behind Helen McCrory’s searing performance in Rattigan’s play “The Deep Blue Sea” as a well-off woman who leaves her husband to live — in sin and shame, since it’s the 1950s — with a younger man.

The sold-out National Theatre production, screened live in movie theaters around the world starting Sept. 1, is the latest sign of the renaissance of Rattigan, who was one of Britain’s most successful playwrights between the 1930s and the 1950s before falling out of fashion with the rise of a younger generation of “Angry Young Men.”

By the time he died in 1977, Rattigan was seen as safe and staid. But the subject matter of “The Deep Blue Sea” is pretty sensational. When the curtain rises, Hester Collyer has just tried to kill herself in front of her gas fire. She’s trapped between her dutiful High Court Judge husband and her feckless lover Freddie Page, a former World War II fighter pilot sinking into peacetime alcoholism.

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August 16, 2016 | Posted by Debby | No Comments

Big news, McCrories! ITV today (August 16) revealed that Helen would be leading the cast of new visceral political thriller, Fearless.

Taking on the role of Emma Blunt, Helen steps into the shoes of a solicitor ‘known for defending lost causes’.

She’s tasked with investigating the killing of a schoolgirl in East Anglia, trying to free the man she thinks was wrongly convicted of her murder. Digging deeper into the case however she senses powerful forces at work in the police and intelligence services, as well as those abroad, who do their best to stop her uncovering the truth.

The show is written by Homeland writer and executive producer Patrick Harbinson, with production coming from Mammoth Screen.

Helen said of her role:

“When I was at drama school I was inspired by Prime Suspect, watching as Britain led the way in creating strong female characters to lead their dramas. I’m thrilled to be leading ITV’s new drama – it’s a thriller that starts deceptively small, then begins crossing borders to different cultures and continents.

“I knew and admired Patrick Harbinson’s writing for Homeland, and Pete Travis and I have worked together before – that shorthand is so important on such a big project with ambitions running high. I can’t wait to start filming.”

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