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Helen McCrory Biography

Birth Name:
Helen Elizabeth McCrory
Birth Place:
Paddington, London, England

Fast Facts

  • Lived in Norway, Nigeria, Cameroon, Zanzibar and France while growing up
  • One of her first roles was as a New Orleans prostitute in Neil Jordan's Interview With the Vampire (1994)
  • Founded the production company The Public with Michael Sheen
  • Best-known for playing Cherie Blair in the 2006 drama The Queen and for her award-winning role as Rose Fitzgerald in the British TV series North Square
  • Due to pregnancy, she was unable to take the role of Bellatrix Lestrange in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) and was replaced by Helena Bonham Carter; she was later cast as Bellatrix's sister Narcissa Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
  • Awarded an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen's New Year Honours List in 2017


  • 2006London Film Critics Association-Best Supporting British Actress: nominated


  • John McCrory -- Brother
  • Manon Lewis -- Daughter
  • Ian McCrory -- Father
  • Anne McCrory -- Mother
  • Catherine -- Sister
  • Gulliver Lewis -- Son