Helen McCrory’s life has been celebrated at a star-studded memorial, one yr after her shock loss of life.
The 52-year-old actress handed away in 2021 after a secret battle with breast most cancers and stars together with Benedict Cumberbatch. Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, and Keeley Hawes got here collectively together with her husband Damian Lewis, 51, and youngsters Manon, 15 and Gulliver, 14, this week, to have a good time her life.
The memorial was held at St Paul’s Church in London’s Covent Garden and a household visitor informed the Daily Mail newspaper: “It was absolutely wonderful, and Damian was fantastic in arranging it despite his grief. Gully played the guitar and Manon read and all the other actors who acted with her, and of course the director of her first play in the National, was here.
“We knew that she had been unwell for a really very long time. Battled her manner by way of it, ‘Peaky Blinders’, different performs. She solely had one arm – the operation had minimize the nerve.
“And at the end of it she died at home with Damian and everybody around her just [arranging] everything, including this [the memorial].”
Another attendee added: “It was just the most beautiful memorial. It was very touching. Speechless.”
The service featured Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’ and the hymn ‘Guide me, O thou Great Redeemer’.
Manon delivered a studying, and Gulliver performed the guitar.
A studying on her ‘main males’, Maya Angelou’s poem, ‘Touched by an Angel’, Bob Dylan’s ‘To Be Alone with You’ and a movie referred to as ‘In Her Own Words’ had been all featured within the service.