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‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Peaky Blinders’ star Helen McCory dies due to cancer

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British film, television and stage actress Helen McCrory has died aged 52 from cancer, her husband and fellow actor Damian Lewis said on Thursday. McCrory “died peacefully at home surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family”, Lewis wrote on Twitter, calling his late wife “beautiful and mighty”.

“We love her and know how lucky we are to have had her in our lives. She blazed so brightly,” the actor added, explaining she had died “after a heroic battle with cancer”.McCrory was best known as a star of the hit BBC crime drama ‘Peaky Blinders’ and for the role of Narcissa Malfoy in the “Harry Potter” films, as the mother of the boy wizard’s school-aged rival.

She played Cherie Blair, the wife of former British prime minister Tony Blair, twice in both the “The Queen” (2006) and “The Special Relationship” (2010), and played fictional British interior minister Clair Dowar in the James Bond film “Skyfall” (2012).

Born in Paddington in west London in 1968 to a Welsh mother and Scottish-born father, McCrory was the eldest of three children. She attended school in southeast England and spent a year living in Italy before studying acting at London’s Drama Centre.

A lengthy acting career followed, which saw her play a multitude of roles on the small and big screen, as well as on stage. McCrory and Lewis, who starred in the US TV series Homeland, married in 2007. The pair met performing in the Shakespeare play “Much Ado About Nothing” as comedic protagonists Beatrice and Benedick.

 

In 2011, she told the Independent newspaper she had eschewed celebrity but was honoured to have played such interesting roles. An actor’s job, she said, was to “reassure the audience that life, as muddled and as wonderful as it is, is worth living”.

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Actor Salman Khan movie Radhe is now the worst in terms of rating

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Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai has become one of Salman Khan’s lowest rated films on IMDb. On day 1 of its release in theaters in international markets and on ZEE5’s pay per view platform ZEEPlex and DTH operators, the film’s rating on IMDb was 2.4. Now, the ratings of this Bollywood actioner is 2.1.

Salman Khan‘s Radhe is one of the biggest films to release this year, even as India struggles with the second wave of Covid-19. Fans were awaiting the film’s release as it could be watched from the safety of their homes. However, the movie has not been received well by the actor’s fans, film buffs and critics. Indian Express’s Shubhra Gupta gave Radhe half a star, calling it “a mindless, moronic mess of a film.”

Ignoring the critics, Salman Khan and the film’s team have been celebrating Radhe’s success.

On Friday, the makers announced that Radhe has managed to garner 4.2 million views across platforms on Day 1. Sharing the news on Instagram, Salman thanked his fans and wrote, “Wishing ev1 a v Happy Eid. Thank u all for the wonderful return gift by making Radhe the most watched film on day 1. The film industry would not survive without your love n support. Thank u (sic).”

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