RIP Helen McCrory.

breakstuffbreakstuff Frets: 8612
edited April 16 in Tributes

Just read this, and it completely shocked me. Had no idea she was ill. One of my favourite acters. She will be sadly missed.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-56770593

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  • thecolourboxthecolourbox Frets: 6768
    Sad news indeed, especially at that age. Peaky Blinders is one of my favourites and will not be the same without her - not that it was the only thing she was known for, but the only thing I've seen her in (although apparently was the voice of Daemon in His Dark Materials as well, which I like a lot).

    May she rest in peace
    I want to be forgotten, and I don't want to be reminded
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  • AlexCAlexC Frets: 2392
    edited April 16
    WTF! I met her and Damian on several occasions. God - what a fucking tragedy. That’s really knocked me back.
    RIP Helen
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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 12428
    I’d just seen this. Sad news indeed, wonderful in Peaky Blinders and I remember her as Malfoy’s mother. Loads of film, TV and theatre credits, OBE for services to drama. 
    RIP. 
    You know those people, you’ve seen them about. 
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 1499
    A real shock. So young. A superb actress.

    It's not a competition.
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  • equalsqlequalsql Frets: 4492
    Yep, a real shock. I had to read the announcement twice to be really sure. She was such a brilliant actress, a real favourite of mine as she bought such gravity to all the roles she played. Terribly sad news. :'(
    (pronounced: equal-sequel)   "I suffered for my art.. now it's your turn"
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  • rze99rze99 Frets: 1109
    shocked. She was fantastic. RIP.
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  • ToneControlToneControl Frets: 9766
    very sad, I was just remembering a few days ago how she had managed a good accent for Peaky Blinders, unlike some others. She was very good (not just with accents), very intense when necessary
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  • WazmeisterWazmeister Frets: 7210
    I must say this one really made me feel sad... I'll miss our Polly...
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  • maw4neumaw4neu Frets: 356
    Gutted . . . Sad day :-(
    Id just like to point out that, despite all the video and DNA evidence, it genuinely wasn't me, your Honour  ! 

    Feedback : https://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/58125/
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  • thecolourboxthecolourbox Frets: 6768
    very sad, I was just remembering a few days ago how she had managed a good accent for Peaky Blinders, unlike some others. She was very good (not just with accents), very intense when necessary
    I'm from the Black Country but live in Brum, and I've always thought all the West Midlands accents in the show were excellent to be honest. There was one point where I heard a new character speak and I said to the Mrs, "Aha! They've got that one wrong as he has a Black Country accent instead not a Brummy one." Only for Tommy to refer to him as one of "the Black Country Boys" a few minutes later.

    But yes, she played a brilliant role as Aunt Polly, she will be missed.
    I want to be forgotten, and I don't want to be reminded
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  • monkey42monkey42 Frets: 297
    Much too young to go. Excellent actress. RIP
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  • Philly_QPhilly_Q Frets: 11197
    Looking at her film and TV history, I've actually seen almost nothing she was in but I knew who she was and I was quite shocked to hear she'd died at such a young age.  RIP.
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  • dazzajldazzajl Frets: 2841
    She was never anything less than magnificent and truly captivating on screen. A giant of her art 
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  • merlinmerlin Frets: 4190
    I met her and worked with her on two shows at the National Theatre. She was a real breath of the freshest and funniest air available. What a sad loss to the world.  :/
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