In many of the history of cinema, women have always been portrayed as side characters or someone weak. Most of the cases, they were just used for the sole purpose of objectifying. But it is not the case with Helen McCrory or should we say, Polly Gray.
Famous for her role as Polly Gray in the British hit series, Peaky Blinders, Gray is fierce and smart. Her character has been loved by many people, us alike. Hence, it would be rude not to talk about this amazing woman and personality. Let’s get to it, shall we?
Let’s start with some facts first.
Helen McCrory: Quick Facts
|Full Name||Helen Elizabeth McCrory|
|Date of Birth||August 17, 1968|
|Place of Birth||Paddington, London, England|
|Height||5 feet 3 inches(163 cm)|
|Weight||58 kgs(128 lbs)|
|Body Measurements||34-24-35 inches|
|Net Worth||$5 million|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
How Old Is Helen McCrory?- Age, Height, and Measurements
The beautiful and bold actress, Helen McCrory, was born on August 17, 1968, which means she is 51 years old as of now. Not to mention, the British-born actress was born under the star sign of Leo. Also, the people of this sign are meant to possess leadership and a free-spirited personality.
Likewise, Peaky Blinders actress stands tall at the height of 5 feet 3 inches(163 cm) and weighs around 58 kgs(128 lbs). Along with that, McCrory has a stunning slim figure measuring 34-24-35 inches.
It is incredible how she maintains her health and body even in her early 50s. Apart from that, she has brown eyes and long light brown hair.
Early Life and Education
The fierce Polly Gray from Peaky Blinders was born in the city of Paddington, London, England. Helen is the daughter of Iain McCrory, a diplomat from Glasgow, Scotland, and Anne Welsh.
Also, Helen is the eldest of three children, meaning she grew up in a family of five. Likewise, McCrory is British by nationality and is of British-Scottish ethnicity.
As for her education, the beautiful Helen attended Queensland School near Hatfield, Hertfordshire, and then spent a year in Italy. After the return, Helen went to the Drama Centre in London.
Career and Movies: Peaky Blinders
Degree holder in acting, Helen started her acting career on stage during 1990. Her first role was of Gwendolen Fairfax in Oscar Wilde‘s play, The Importance of Being Earnest. That same year, McCrory made appearances in some other productions, including Macbeth, Pride and Prejudice, and so on.
Finally, in 1993, the actress finally made her on-screen debut from the television series, Full Stretch. Likewise, her first silver screen role was of Lola in the 1994 movie, Uncovered.
And from then on, it was just uphill for the young actress. She kept working in numerous movies and television shows throughout her career.
Some of her remarkable roles can be seen in movies like Casanova(2005), Becoming Jane(2007), Harry Potter(2009, 2010), Skyfall(2012), A Little Chaos(2014), Their Finest(2016), Loving Vincent(2017), and some more.
Similarly, Helen has shown her presence in small screen as well, appearing in television shows like Anna Karenina(2000), Dickens(2002), Sherlock Holmes(2004), Doctor Who(2010), Inside No. 9(2014), Penny Dreadful(2014-2015), Fearless(2017), Have I Got News For You(2019), and much more.
However, Helen is best known for her character of Polly Gray from the series, Peaky Blinders. McCrory has been active since the airing of the series in 2014. Other than that, Helen also portrayed the role of Narcissa Malfoy in the final three Harry Potter movies.
Who Is Helen McCrory’s Husband?- Personal Life and Children
Romance and love is just something that comes along the way. Some embrace it while others refuse to own it. In the case of Helen, she embraced the love with open arms.
If you did not get that then bad but don’t worry, it merely means, Helen is in love. Yes, she is in love with her husband, Damian Lewis, an English actor and producer famous for his role in hit series, Homeland.
Well, the two probably dated for a while before tying the knot, but it is not for us to know about it. On the other hand, the beautiful couple tied the knot on July 4, 2007. and has been together ever since.
They have not been involved in any marital issues and so on. See, is it that hard to stay out of trouble? Certainly not! Moreover, the couple has two beautiful children, a daughter named Manon, born on September 8, 2006, and a son named Gulliver, born on November 2, 2007.
Also, the happy family of four has been living a blissful life in Suffolk, North London.
Net Worth and Income
As of 2020, the British actress has an estimated net worth of $5 million. Not to mention, the actress earned the amount from her successful career in the entertainment world.
Her net worth also increased thanks to her fame from the success of the series like Peaky Blinders, Harry Potter movies, and many more. However, the exact amount and assets owned by her are still unknown.
But aside from earning a hefty amount, Helen also put them in charitable places and works. While the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic is increasing and putting the world economy in halt, Helen and her husband Lewis, supported Feed NHS, a scheme to distribute food from great restaurants to NHS staff.
As of now, they have raised over 1 million pounds for the noble purpose.
Social Media Presence
Instagram- 1.3k Followers
Twitter– 188 Followers