Helen McCrory’s death was a shock for every Peaky Blinders and Harry Potter fan. The actress was legendary. She starred in many projects and left her mark on the audience. Helen’s performance as “Polly Gray”. Polly Gray’s character was crucial and important. Polly’s character was an important part of the Birmingham gang. However, Helen’s death is sad news. Damian Lewis married Helen McCrory in 2007. He broke the news of his wife’s death in an emotional tweet.
“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,” he wrote in a Twitter post. She died as she lived, he continued. Fearlessly. God, we love her and know how lucky we are to have had her in our lives. She blazed so brightly. Go now, Little One, into the air, and thank you.”
Fans all around the world showed their respect for the late actress. But, fans are curious about what will happen to Polly in the show. In the last season, we saw Thomas and Polly had an argument. Michale’s new plan is going against Thomas Shelby. Poly also threatened to come after Thomas if anything happened to Michael. Fans were excited to see what would happen between Michael and Thomas.
Are they going to replace Polly Gray?
There is no doubt that without Polly the show will suffer. However, some people are curious if they will introduce a new actress to play the role. It is going to be tough to replace Helen. Recently, pictures from the set of “Peaky Blinders” were released, the cast was seen on the set. But, Helen McCrory was not seen on the set. The actress kept the news about her health condition private.
Replacing her with someone else can be quite risky. It is hard to imagine someone else playing Aunt Polly. However, some fans suggest that she will die in season 6 of the show. Earlier this year, there were rumors that Thomas Shelby might die in the season finale. There were fan theories that suggested Polly will kill Thomas as he slowly progresses towards madness.
But, now it seems like there are going to be some changes in the story. There is no news yet on what they are going to do with her character. The creators have shared their thoughts about the actress’s sudden death. The official handle of the show shared this statement;
“Helen’s performance as Polly Gray was inspirational, joyous, transgressive, hilarious, and incredibly moving. As a person, she was off-the-scale charismatic and deeply caring. We feel so privileged to have worked with her over the last decade. All our thoughts are with Damian and family.”
Aliza Fatima is a writer/author at The Panther Tech.