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Memories of Talking Medea with Helen McCrory

Remembering Helen McCrory

by Edith Hall | July 3, 2021 | The Edithorial

In early 2014 I went downstairs to reception and saw a tiny figure, in a hat worthy of the Peaky Blinders, sunglasses, loose trousers and enveloping anorak. She recognised me, I assumed from my website, waved and smiled. We went up to my office. That was the first of several sessions, for me enthralling, in which we discussed Euripides’ Medea in remarkable detail. Helen McCrory put an incredible amount of intellect and hard work into that staggering, prize-winning performance.

She was interested in the research I’d done into criminal psychology and the profiles of women who kill their children. Certain patterns recur in these tragic cases. The women are often of high intelligence and well educated; this crime is by no means confined to the poor and deprived.

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Helen McCrory: A Tribute

Remembering an Inspiring Encounter with Helen McCrory

by Gustav Temple | Summer 2021 Issue | The Chap

I interviewed Helen McCrory in the summer of 2019, during the build up to the screening on the BBC of the fifth series of Peaky Blinders. The main interview was done over the phone, during the whirlwind press junket she was on with all the cast, which undoubtedly would have involved dozens of similar interviews. When you interview a big star like McCrory, there is a press officer breathing on the line, ready to step in and halt the conversation if something said isn’t to their liking. You have already been briefed, usually, only to ask questions about the show they are promoting and not to stray from the approved script.

The first thing I expected, from experience with such interviews with actors, was a lot of ‘darlings’, lofty talk about “the craft” and quotes from Shakespeare, added to a refusal to discuss anything that didn’t promote the current project. So it took me by surprise when Helen immediately showed interest in the interviewer.

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Fans of Peaky Blinders Hold Charity Walk in Memory of Helen McCrory

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Peaky Blinders Dedicates Season 6 to Helen McCrory

Remembering Colleague and Friend Helen McCrory

by Helenistic | helen-mccrory.com | May 28, 2021

Peaky Blinders Official Twitter let the fans know  today that they just finished filming the sixth and the final season of the series.

Cillian Murphy, who led the Peaky Blinders tributes to Helen in April, recently revealed how hard it has been filming the last scenes of Peaky Blinders without her in an interview with Men’s Health Magazine. Continue reading Peaky Blinders Dedicates Season 6 to Helen McCrory

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Playwright David Hare and Peaky Blinders Creator Steven Knight Pay Tribute to Helen

“She Lit Up the Screen”

by David Hare and Steven Knight | Radio Times | April 27, 2021

David Hare Section:

One Saturday night in 1995 I sat down to watch a Screen Two film on BBC2. Streetlife, written and directed by Karl Francis, was about a single mother in a caravan in Wales, struggling to provide for her young child.

Although the material was bleak – Jo kills her child because she despairs of her future – it was played with the most extraordinary humour and vitality by a young actor I’d never seen before. She wore a tiny mini skirt, sparked with brave life, and gave one of the most moving performances I’d ever seen on TV.

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