The late star Helen McCrory is honored at a poetry occasion | leisure

Helen McCrory was honored at a poetry event after her death earlier this year.

The late “Peaky Blinders” star, who died of cancer in April at the age of 52, was honored at an event for the publication of the new anthology “A Poet For Every Day of the Year” by friend Allie Esiri.

Esiri dedicated the collection to Helen and she was honored on Tuesday evening (14.09.21) at a party in London’s Holland Park.

The author told the Daily Mail’s Eden Confidential column: “Helen loved poetry and was brilliant at reading it.

“I asked Damian [Lewis, McCrory’s actor husband] for his blessing on the event and he gave it. “

Other friends of Helen attended the party, including her Harry Potter co-star Helena Bonham Carter, Poldark actress Beatie Edney and former British Prime Minister David Cameron, who attended with his wife Samantha.

Damian announced in a statement in April the death of Helen, with whom he has 15-year-old Manon and 13-year-old Gulliver.

He said, “It breaks my heart to tell you that the beautiful and powerful Mrs. Helen McCrory has died peacefully at home after a heroic battle with cancer, surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family. She died as she lived. Fearless. God we loved her and we know how lucky we are to have her in our lives. She was beaming so brightly. Now, little one, get up in the air and thank yourself. “

Just days later, the “Homeland” star, who married Helen in 2007, said his late wife had told him to have “many girlfriends” after her death.

He shared some of Helen’s parting words and said, “She was absolutely heroic in her illness. Funny, of course – generous, brave without complaining and constantly reminding us all of how happy we were, how blessed we are. Your generosity has expanded to encourage the three of us to live.

“Live fully, take chances, experience adventures. Just a few weeks ago she said to us from her bed: ‘I want Daddy to have girlfriends, lots of them, you all have to love again, love is not possessive, but you .. “You know, Damian, at least try to get through the funeral without smooching anyone.” I already miss you.”

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