The Daily Mail published a new interview yesterday featuring Helen talking about her career, family, marriage and the news Peaky Blinders season 3.
She’s the feisty star of Peaky Blinders with forthright views on nudity, politics and why actors aren’t role models. He’s the Homeland heart-throb with an OBE. So who’s boss in the McCrory-Lewis house? The actress reveals all to Event…
Helen McCrory is rather pleased her husband, Homeland and Wolf Hall star Damian Lewis OBE, has been objectified as a pin-up, with topless shots from US TV series Billions plastered over the papers and glossy magazines alongside other British hunks Tom Hiddleston and Aidan Turner.
‘It’s lovely. Every wife wants to be with someone everyone finds attractive. Just like every husband wants to feel their wife is attractive,’ she says, perched at the bar of a London members’ club in high black boots and a black high-necked fitted dress with a sexy split in the skirt.
I’d heard McCrory was tiny. But she never looks tiny on screen, especially as Polly Gray the mobster matriarch in award-winning Peaky Blinders, which returns to BBC2 next month.
There you don’t think about her size, just her mesmerising force, equally apparent in her rapturously praised lead in Medea at the National Theatre.
It’s given her an impressively varied career. She’s appeared in two Harry Potter films, starred opposite 007 as MP Clair Dowar in Skyfall, played Cherie Blair in two films, and she’ll take to the stage of the National again next month in Terence Rattigan’s The Deep Blue Sea.