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Carey Mulligan Dedicates Her Independent Spirit Award to Helen McCrory

 ‘I Have Looked up to Her’

by Meredith Nardino | Us Weekly | April 23, 2021

An unforgettable talent. Carey Mulligan paid tribute to late Harry Potter star Helen McCrory after taking home a big win at the 2021 Independent Spirit Awards on Thursday, April 22.

“I just want to dedicate this award to a true independent spirit and actress that I have looked up to and will continue to look up to for the rest of my career: Helen McCrory,” Mulligan, 35, said as she accepted Best Female Lead on Thursday for her work in Promising Young Woman. “Thank you to her for everything she gave us.”

Her thoughtful message to McCrory came nearly one week after the Peaky Blinders star’s husband, Damian Lewis, confirmed that she passed away “peacefully at home, surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family” at 52 after battling cancer.

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