Damian’s sweet Helen gets a poetic tribute
PEAKY Blinders star Helen McCrory, who died in April aged 52 after a secret cancer battle, was honoured last night at a party in London’s Holland Park.
The event marked the publication of a book by her close friend Allie Esiri, who has dedicated anthology A Poet For Every Day Of The Year to her.
‘Helen loved poetry and was brilliant at reading it,’ Esiri tells me. ‘I asked Damian [Lewis, McCrory’s actor husband] for his blessing for the event and he gave it.’
Other friends of McCrory at the party were her Harry Potter costar Helena Bonham Carter, David and Samantha Cameron, and Poldark star Beatie Edney.