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Helen McCrory’s 2016 interview on how she became involved with Marie Curie

Helen McCrory, the stage and screen star known for her roles in the Harry Potter films and the BBC series Peaky Blinders, has died from cancer aged 52, her husband has said.

Actor Damian Lewis, who married McCrory in 2007, shared a statement on Twitter that said she had died peacefully at home after “a heroic battle with cancer”.

Speaking on ITV’s Lorraine in 2016 the actor appealed for donations to the charity Marie Curie, which offers end-of-life care to terminally ill people, after she saw the help offered to a friend.

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