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Tribute to Helen

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If you wish to make a donation, the McCrory-Lewis family has asked that donations be made to the Sir Hubert von Herkomer Arts Foundation here.

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Helen McCrory and Damian Lewis to Co-Host the Evening Standard Theatre Awards

The 65th Annual Evening Standard Theatre Awards

by Robert Dex | Evening Standard | October 7, 2019

The Good Fight star Cush Jumbo will present this year’s opening ceremony of the Evening Standard Theatre Awards.

She will join the newspaper’s proprietor, Evgeny Lebedev, and his regular co-host, American Vogue editor-in-chief Dame Anna Wintour, at West End’s London Coliseum on November 24. Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory will join Jumbo as co-hosts in recognizing some of the most exciting talents currently working in theatre.

Husband-and-wife acting stars Lewis and McCrory, who met when cast in a play together at the Almeida, are mainstays of the London stage. They are also known for hit TV shows Billions and Peaky Blinders.

Mr. Lebedev said: “For its 65th year, the Evening Standard Theatre Awards continues to recognize and celebrate London’s extraordinary talent from playwrights, directors and actors to everyone who works so hard behind the scenes.

“With the London Coliseum providing the new backdrop for the ceremony, it is a great pleasure that I will be hosting the event with Anna, Cush, Damian and Helen.”

Dame Anna said: “London’s theatre scene continues to thrive, and I am so thrilled to be co-hosting the Evening Standard Theatre Awards again with Evgeny, Cush, Damian and Helen celebrating the talent for their outstanding achievements in London theatre”.

The 65th Evening Standard Theatre Awards, sponsored by Michael Kors, take place on November 24. For more information, visit standard.co.uk/theatreawards #ESTheatreAwards

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Helen McCrory joins cast of His Dark Material

The Peaky Blinders and Harry Potter star will play Lord Asriel’s daemon Stelmaria

by Huw Fullerton | July 19, 2019 | Radio Times

Helen McCrory and a fictional snow leopard
Philip Pullman adaptation His Dark Materials already had a pretty starry cast including Lin-Manuel Miranda and James McAvoy, and now another familiar face has been added to the line-up – veteran character actor Helen McCrory, whose casting was announced in the wake of the new trailer launch at San Diego Comic-Con.McCrory (best known for playing Aunt Polly in the BBC’s Peaky Blinders and Narcissa Malfoy in the last three Harry Potter films) will voice Stelmaria, the snow leopard dæmon of James McAvoy’s Lord Asriel, and is the first big voice role revealed in a series full of non-human characters.Other notable characters in this vein include armoured bear/ panserbjørn Iorek Byrnison and other Dæmons (external human souls in animal form) including the unnamed golden monkey of Mrs Coulter, Lee Scoresby’s (Lin-Manuel Miranda) Arctic Hare dæmon Hester and many others.

Hopefully, we’ll have announcements soon concerning these other voice-only roles – but for now, it’s good to see a stellar cast get even more Stelmariar.

His Dark Materials comes to BBC1 in winter 2019

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The Old Vic: Meet the Bicentenary Ambassadors

Countdown to Old Vic’s 200th Birthday

Staff | February, 12, 2018 | oldvictheatre.com

As the countdown to our 200th birthday continues, we’re proud to announce our Bicentenary Ambassadors – friends from stage and screen who will lend their support to this momentous occasion by celebrating the past, present and future of our beloved theatre.

Actors, TV personalities, writers and many more including Nikki Amuka-Bird, Sheila Atim, John Boyega, Cate Blanchett AC, Kim Cattrall, Lily Cole, Alan Cumming OBE, Dame Judi Dench CH, DBE, Michelle Dockery, Rupert Everett, Martin Freeman, Tamsin Greig, David Harewood MBE, Sir Derek Jacobi CBE, Toby Jones, Cush Jumbo, Pearl Mackie, Sir Ian McKellen CH, CBE, Sir Ben Kingsley, Bill Nighy, Anika Noni Rose, Sir Mark Rylance, Andrew Scott, Sir Tom Stoppard OM, CBE, Stanley Tucci and Dame Julie Walters DBE, are joining the theatre in marking 200 years of creative adventure. This roll call of talent, emergent and established, demonstrates the role of The Old Vic as a crucible for both artistic pioneers and great entertainment over its 200 year history.

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