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A Poetic Tribute for Helen McCrory

Allie Esiri Dedicates “A Poet for Every Day of the Year” to Helen

by Richard Eden | Daily Mail | September 14, 2021 & by Robbie William | Londoner’s Diary | September 15, 2021

Helen McCrory, who died in April aged 52 after a secret cancer battle, was honoured last night, September 13, 2021, at a party in London’s Holland Park.

The event marked the publication of a book by her close friend Allie Esiri, who has dedicated anthology A Poet For Every Day Of The Year to her.

‘Helen loved poetry and was brilliant at reading it,’ Esiri tells me. ‘I asked Damian [Lewis, McCrory’s actor husband] for his blessing for the event and he gave it.’

Other friends of McCrory at the party were her Harry Potter co-star Helena Bonham Carter, David and Samantha Cameron, and Poldark star Beatie Edney.

Helena Bonham Carter gave a reading in honour of the late Helen McCrory at last night’s launch of Allie Esiri’s A Poet For Every Day Of The Year anthology in Daunt Books Holland Park. “We both called each other Helly Belly,” the actress told the audience of her friend.

Helena Carter reading a book in front of a bookshelf: Helena Bonham Carter attends the launch of new poetry anthology “A Poet For Every Day Of The Year” by Allie Esiri (Dave Benett)

 

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