Damian Lewis Pens Heartfelt Tribute to Late Wife Helen McCrory: 'She's Been a Meteor in Our Life'
The Billions star, 50, honored McCrory -- who was best known for her roles as Narcissa Malfoy in the Harry Potter films and Polly Gray in Peaky Blinders -- in an emotional tribute written for The Sunday Times, in which he reflected on his "brilliant" wife's life. "Many people have spoken about her career and many more will, so that's where I'll leave it, because it strikes me that two things are happening this weekend: an outpouring of grief and shock, and a celebration of Helen McCrory the actress from fans everywhere, and of Helen the person," Lewis said of the actress. "And that's who I want to talk about." "Helen was an even more brilliant person than she was an actress," the actor continued. "She was a people person, sure. 'I'm much more interested in who I'm with than where I am,' she would say, and innately wanted to share. But she also lived by the principle of kindness and generosity. That you put these things out into the world to make it better, to make people feel better." Lewis went on to speak on how McCrory always "spread happiness," writing, "Even when dying in her last few days, when talking to our wonderful carers, she repeatedly said, 'thank you so much' in her half delirious state." RELATED: Helen McCrory, Harry Potter Star, Dies at 52 After 'Heroic Battle with Cancer,' Says Husband Damian Lewis "I've never known anyone able to enjoy life as much," Lewis said. "Her ability to be in the present and enjoy the moment was inspirational. Nor was she interested in navel-gazing.