Who is Helen McCrory?

Helen McCrory is a British actress who is famous for playing the iconic role of Aunty Polly (or Polly Gray) from the British period crime drama television series, ‘Peaky Blinders’. She is also well-known for playing the role of Cherie Blair in the 2006 biographical drama movie, ‘The Queen’ and the 2010 British-American political movie, ‘The Special Relationship’.

Quick Infos
Full NameHelen Elizabeth McCrory
Date of Birth17 August, 1968
Birth placePaddington, London
Parent(s)Ann Morgans and Iain McCrory
Spouse(s)Damian Lewis
Net Worth$5 million

Age and Bio

Helen McCrory’s full name is Helen Elizabeth McCrory. She was born on 17 August 1968 in Paddington, London to mother, Ann Morgans, and to father, Iain McCrory who was a diplomat. She was born and raised alongside two younger siblings, younger sister Catherine McCrory and younger brother Jon McCrory. Besides this, she is currently 52 years old with the zodiac sign of Leo.

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Nationality and Physical Stats

Helen McCrory holds an English nationality and belongs of Welsh and Scottish descent. She was raised as a Christian but now she claims to be influenced a lot by Christianity however she does not practice it as her religion. Besides this, she stands at a height of 5 feet and 4 inches (1.63m/163cms) tall and weighs around 55kgs (121lbs). She has a slim body figure with a pair of dark brown-colored eyes with dark brown colored hair.


Helen McCrory studied at the Queenswood School in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, and completed her school. Later, she got enrolled in the Drama Centre in London.

Kids and Husband

Helen McCrory was rumored to have been involved with actor James Murray and Rufus Sewell before. She later started dating actor Damian Lewis in the year 2005 and has been together ever since. The couple got married in the year 2007 and was blessed with a daughter, Manon in 2006 and a son, Gulliver in 2007.


Helen McCrory is active on social media platforms. Her Instagram account (@helenmccroryofficall) has over 33 thousand followers and her Facebook page (Helen McCrory) has over 5 thousand likes and followers but none of the accounts has been verified yet.



Helen McCrory gave her debut performance when she played a small role of a whore in ‘Interview with the Vampire’ and Lola in ‘Undercovered’ in the year 1994. Later, she went on to star in movies like ‘The James Gang’ in 1997, ‘Dad Savage’ in 1998, ‘Hotel Splendide’ in 2000, ‘Charlotte Gray’ in 2001, ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ and ‘Deep Down’ in 2002, ‘Does God Play Football’ in 2003, ‘Enduring Love’ in 2004, ‘Casanova’ in 2005, ‘Normal for Norfolk’ and ‘The Queen’ in 2006, ‘Becoming Jane’ in 2007, ‘Flashbacks of a Fool’ in 2008, ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ and ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ in 2009, ‘’

Also, ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 1’ in 2010, ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 2’ and ‘Hugo’ in 2011, ‘Flying Blind’, ‘Skyfall’ and ‘The Cable Club (Soho)’ in 2012, ‘A Little Chaos’ in 2014, ‘The Woman in Black: Angel of Death’ and ‘Bill’ in 2015, ‘Their Finest’ in 2016 and ‘Loving Vincent’ in 2017 where Saoirse Ronan voiced the film.

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TV Shows

Helen McCrory made her debut on television when she played the role of Vicki Goodall for an episode of ‘Full Stretch’ and the role of Jean Rice for an episode of ‘Performance’ in the year 1993. Likewise, she has appeared for an episode each in series like ‘Screen Two’ in 1995, ‘Doctor Who’ in 2010, ‘Phineas and Ferb’ in 2011, ‘Inside No. 9’ in 2014, and ‘Have I Got News for You’ in 2019. She has also had recurring roles in series like ‘The Fragile Heart’ (1996), ‘Trial and Retribution’ (1997), ‘Anna Karenina’ (2000), ‘North Square’ (2000), ‘In a Land of Plenty’ (2001), ‘The Jury’ (2002), ‘Dickens’ (2002), ‘Life’ (2009), ‘Leaving’ (2012), ‘Peaky Blinders’ (2013-Present), ‘Penny Dreadful’ (2014-2015), ‘Fearless’ (2017), ‘MotherFatherSon’ (2019) and ‘Quiz’ (2020).

Moreover, she has also appeared in numerous television movies like ‘Dirty Old Town’ in 1995 where she played the role of Claire, ‘Witness Against Hitler’ in 1996 where she played the role of Freya von Moltke, ‘Spoonface Steinberg’ and ‘Stand and Deliver’ where she played the roles of a mother and Christina respectively, ‘His Dark Materials’ in 2019 where she played the voice role of Stelmaria, ‘Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This’ in 2014 where she portrayed the role of Mary Kay and ‘We’ll Take Manhattan’ in 2012 where she played the role of Lady Clare Rendlesham.


Helen McCrory has won numerous awards throughout her acting career. She won the Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards’ Best Actress award for her work in ‘Blood Wedding’ in the year 1991, Shakespeare Globe Awards’ Richard Burton Award for Most Promising Newcomer award for her work in ‘Macbeth’, Monte-Carlo Television Festival, Royal Television Society and BAFTA Cymru’s Best Actress award for her work in ‘Streetlife’.

Likewise, she has also won the London Film Critics’ Circle and Broadcasting Press Guild Awards’ Best Actress award for her work in ‘North Square’ in the year 2001. She has also won one Biarritz International Festival of Audiovisual Programming award for her work in ‘Peaky Blinders’ in 2014 and won the Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for her work in ‘Medea’ in 2014-2015.

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Net Worth

As of the year 2020, Helen McCrory has an approximate net worth of $5 million.