Helen McCrory

Takethedogalong replied on 16/04/2021 20:23

Posted on 16/04/2021 20:23

Dreadfully sad news about Helen McCrory passing away today, and so very young. A very gifted actress, she has left a wonderful screen legacy, but it must be heartbreaking for her family and friends.

Rest in Peace Aunt Polly😢

WayTwoGo replied on 16/04/2021 21:38

Posted on 16/04/2021 21:38

Yes, very sad. She was on top form as Hester Collyer in The Deep Blue Sea at The National. And her portrayal of Cherie Blair in The Queen is spot on.

(I do not catch the allusion to Aunt Polly though.)

I felt much the same when Ronald Pickup died recently ... talent lost. Unless captured on film of course.)

Takethedogalong replied on 16/04/2021 22:04

Posted on 16/04/2021 22:04

Yes, very good stage actress as well.
Sorry, I should have mentioned Peaky Blinders. She is, was, one of the best things about the series, one minute a hugely tragic figure, next a vengeful hell queen who let’s no one stand in her way! 

WayTwoGo replied on 16/04/2021 22:15

Posted on 16/04/2021 22:15

Thanks for the explanations. I have never watched Peaky Blinders though. I don't watch TV very much. News and HIGNFY and that's about it. (Oh, and Pointless, with a cup of tea and cake, or a glass of sherry, or a G&T .. depends...)

Takethedogalong replied on 16/04/2021 22:37

Posted on 16/04/2021 22:37

I was a late comer to PB. Decided to buy first series via Apple. I was hooked, the acting, the sets, the storylines, the characters. HC was the female lead, stunning acting, you are left wondering whether to love her, or hate her. An unforgettable performance. 

ABM replied on 17/04/2021 17:24

Posted on 17/04/2021 17:24

The lady was the only good thing about the Malfoy Family { Harry P !! }

WayTwoGo replied on 18/04/2021 12:23

Posted on 16/04/2021 22:04 by Takethedogalong

Yes, very good stage actress as well.
Sorry, I should have mentioned Peaky Blinders. She is, was, one of the best things about the series, one minute a hugely tragic figure, next a vengeful hell queen who let’s no one stand in her way! 

Posted on 18/04/2021 12:23

I have just noticed that Euripides' Medea is available to watch on the National Theatre At Home programme. Helen McCrory played the eponymous tragic heroine and the hard-to-please reviewer, M Billington in the Guardian, gave the production 4 /5 stars.

One to watch when I get back home (away in the van at the moment).