Tom Felton has just took to social media to honour the late Helen McCrory.
The pair played the mother-son duo in the “Harry Potter” movies – where Felton portrayed Draco Malfoy, while McCrory was Narcissa Malfoy. She had died yesterday, following a battle with cancer.
The 33-year-old actor wrote, “So sad to say farewell so suddenly – I never took the chance to tell her, but she helped shape me as a person so much – on & off screen. She was always relentlessly herself- razor sharp wit – silver tongued – kind & warm hearted – she suffered no fools yet had time for everyone – thank you for lighting the way forward & holding my hand when I needed it xx.”
Lead actor Daniel Radcliffe called the late “Peaky Blinders” star one of the “coolest” people he had ever met. “I truly couldn’t believe this news when I heard it. Helen was one of the most incredible actors I got to work with on the ‘Harry Potter’ films,” his statement read. “She was effortlessly commanding and captivating as an actor, as well as being kind, generous and incredibly good fun as a person.”
“Also, as it happens, she’s one of the absolute coolest people I’ve ever met, in that I can’t ever imagine her being flustered or nervous, she always seemed totally assured of who she was and what she was doing,” Radcliffe, 31, added. “She was a supreme talent and a wonderful person and will be very greatly missed.”
I’m devastated to learn of the death of Helen McCrory, an extraordinary actress and a wonderful woman who’s left us far too soon. My deepest condolences to her family, especially her husband and children. Simply heartbreaking news.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) April 16, 2021
“Harry Potter” creator and author J.K. Rowling also shared sweet sentiments about McCrory, tweeting, “I’m devastated to learn of the death of Helen McCrory, an extraordinary actress and a wonderful woman who’s left us far too soon. My deepest condolences to her family, especially her husband and children. Simply heartbreaking news.”
They weren’t alone. Many other Hollywood colleagues and fans also took to Twitter to honour her. Take a look:
Every time I met you, I was a little nervous. But you were always so gracious to me. Your body of work is testament to the phenomenal actor you were. You always shined gracefully on and off screen. You’ll be missed. Love and thoughts to Damien and family #HelenMcCrory pic.twitter.com/vGuVKJKfAH
— Luke Evans (@TheRealLukevans) April 17, 2021
— Virginia Trioli (@LaTrioli) April 16, 2021
Deeply saddened by the news of Helen McCrory. Every performance she gave was iconic. RIP. ? pic.twitter.com/N59SdpGa9T
— Carrie Hope Fletcher (@CarrieHFletcher) April 16, 2021
I’m so, so saddened by the loss of Helen McCrory. What a wonderful, unique person and what a fantastic Actor. We have been robbed. My thoughts are with her husband Damian and their children.
— TOBY STEPHENS (@TobyStephensInV) April 17, 2021
Husband Damian Lewis stated that she died peacefully at home. The couple – who tied the knot in 2007 – have 2 children together, 14-year-old daughter Mannon and 13-year-old son Gulliver.