Helen McCrory (born 17 August 1968) is an English actress. She portrayed Cherie Blair in both the 2006 film The Queen and the 2010 film The Special Relationship. She also portrayed Narcissa Malfoy in the final three installments of the Harry Potter movies.
 Early life
Helen McCrory was born in London, England to Ian McCrory, a diplomat, and to Anne McCrory. She is the eldest of three children, consisting of a younger sister, Catherine, and a younger brother, Jon. She was educated at Queenswood, a boarding school in Hertfordshire, before spending a year living in Italy. Once she returned, McCrory then began studying acting at Drama Centre London, part of the University of the Arts, London.
In 2002, McCrory was nominated for a London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress (for playing Elena in Chekhov's Uncle Vanya at the Donmar Warehouse). She was later nominated for a 2006 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for her role as Rosalind in As You Like It, in London's West End. In April, 2008, she made a "compelling" Rebecca West in a production of Ibsen's Rosmersholm at the Almeida Theatre, London.
Her television work includes Lucky Jim (2003); Charles II: The Power and The Passion (2003), as Barbara Villiers, Countess of Castlemaine; and the title roles in the ITV miniseries Anna Karenina (2000) and Carla (2003). McCrory has appeared in supporting roles in films, including Interview with the Vampire (1994); Dad Savage (1998); Charlotte Gray (2001); The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) and Casanova (2005). In The Queen (2006) she played Cherie Blair, a role she will reprise in Peter Morgan's follow up, The Special Relationship.
She was in Bayley Walsh's Flashbacks of a Fool, with Daniel Craig, and a modernised TV adaptation of Frankenstein's Monster simply called Frankenstein. McCrory's first pregnancy forced her to pull out of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), in which she had been cast as Bellatrix Lestrange. (She was replaced by Helena Bonham Carter.) However, McCrory later played Bellatrix's sister Narcissa Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, released in July 2009. McCrory also reprised her role in the final movies, parts one and two of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. She also played Rosanna Calvierri in the episode "The Vampires of Venice" of the BBC television show, Doctor Who.
 Personal life
On 4 July 2007, McCrory married actor Damian Lewis; together they have a daughter, Manon (born 8 September 2006), and a son, Gulliver (born 2 November 2007). They live in Tufnell Park and Los Angeles. She is an Honorary Patron of the London children's charity Scene & Heard 
|1993||Full Stretch||Vicki Goodall||One Episode - Risky Business|
|Performance||Jean Rice||One Episode - The Entertainer|
|1994||Interview with the Vampire||2nd Whore||aka Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles|
|Uncovered||Lola||aka La Tabla de Flandes|
|1995||Streetlife||Jo||Won BAFTA Award for Best Actress|
|1996||The Fragile Heart||Nicola Pascoe|
|Witness Against Hitler||Freya von Moltke|
|1997||The James Gang||Bernadette James|
|Trial & Retribution||Anita Harris|
|Stand and Deliver||Christina|
|1999||Split Second||Angie Anderson||aka The Cyclist|
|2000||Anna Karenina||Anna Karenina||TV Mini-Series|
|Hotel Splendide||Lorna Bull|
|North Square||Rose Fitzgerald|| Eight Episodes - Episode (#1.1-#1.8)|
Won Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Actress
|2001||In a Land of Plenty||Mary Freeman||TV Mini-Series|
|Charlotte Gray||Francoise||aka Die Liebe der Charlotte Gray|
|2002||The Count of Monte Cristo||Valentina Villefort||aka Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo|
|The Jury||Rose Davies||TV Mini-Series|
|Dead Gorgeous||Antonia Ashton|
|Uncle Vanya||Yelena||Stage Production|
|2003||Does God Play Football||Sarah Ward|
|Lucky Jim||Margaret Peel|
|Charles II: The Power & the Passion||Barbara Villiers||Nominated Golden Satellite Award|
|2004||Enduring Love||Mrs. Logan|
|Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking||Mrs. Vandeleur|
|Old Times||Anna||Stage Production|
|2005||Messiah: The Harrowing||Dr. Rachel Price|
|Casanova||Casanova's Mother||aka Femur|
|2006||Normal for Norfolk||Clare|
|The Queen||Cherie Blair||Nominated ALFS Award|
|As You Like It||Rosalind||Stage Production|
|2007||Becoming Jane||Mrs. Radcliffe|
|Frankenstein||Dr. Victoria Frankenstein|
|2008||Flashbacks of a Fool||Peggy Tickell|
|2009||Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince||Narcissa Malfoy|
|Fantastic Mr. Fox||Mrs. Bean||(voice)|
|Life||Mickey Rayborn’s security specialist Amanda Puryer||Television series|
|2010||Doctor Who||Rosanna Calvierri||One Episode - The Vampires of Venice|
|The Special Relationship||Cherie Blair|
|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1||Narcissa Malfoy|
|2011||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2||Narcissa Malfoy||Post-production|
|Hugo Cabret||Mama Jeanne||Post-production|
- ↑ Spencer, Charles (2008-05-27). "Rosmersholm: passions lost in the gloom". London: The Daily Telegraph. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2008/05/27/btros127.xml. Retrieved 2010-05-04.
- ↑ Bamigboye, Baz (2009-01-16). "Why Gordon's so camera shy". Daily Mail (London). http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1118387/BAZ-BAMIGBOYE-Gordon-Ramsey-Sting-Trudie-Brad-Pitt-Penelope-Cruz-Kate-Winslet-more.html.
- ↑ Adler, Shawn (2007-11-12). 'Harry Potter' Cast Grows: Helen McCrory Joins 'Half-Blood Prince'. MTV. http://www.mtv.com/movies/news/articles/1574000/story.jhtml. Retrieved 2008-04-02.
- ↑ "EXCLUSIVE: Narcissa cast in Potter 6". Newsround. 2007-11-09. http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_7080000/newsid_7087000/7087093.stm. Retrieved 2007-11-09.
- ↑ The Mirror article
- ↑ "Who We Are". Scene & Heard. http://sceneandheard.org/about_whoweare.html. Retrieved 13 May 2011.