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The star of 'Peaky Blinders' and three 'Harry Potter' films lost her battle with cancer, her husband, Damian Lewis, reported.

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- Helen McCrory, the English stage and screen star known for her roles in the "Harry Potter" films and "Peaky Blinders" has died. She was 52.

Her husband, Damian Lewis, broke the news on Friday. He wrote in a Twitter post, "I'm heartbroken to announce that after a heroic battle with cancer, the beautiful and mighty woman that is Helen McCrory has died peacefully at home, surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family. She died as she lived. Fearlessly. God we love her and know how lucky we are to have and-- had her in our lives. She blazed so brightly. Go now, Little One, into the air, and thank you."

A regular across stage TV and film since the 1990s, McCrory first made a name for herself in theater. Following her role in "Casanova" in 2005, her film career hit a high note with her role in "The Queen" in 2006, which saw her earn a Best Supporting Actress nomination from the London Critics' Circle. McCrory also appeared in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," as well as "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," Parts 1 and 2.

In 2013, she was cast in arguably her most famous TV role in "Peaky Blinders," appearing across all five seasons so far.

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- Her other list of credits across the years include 1994's "Uncovered," 1997's "The James Gang," 2007's "Frankenstein," 2008's "Flashbacks of a Fool," 2012's "Flying Blind," 2012's "Skyfall," 2014's "A Little Chaos," 2014's "The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death," and 2015's "Bill," as well as roles in "Penny Dreadful" and the 2020 miniseries "Quiz."

For more on the life and career of Helen McCrory, go to thr.com. For "The Hollywood Reporter News," I'm Tiffany Taylor.