Helen McCrory has passed away at the age of 52.
McCrory was known in part for her role as Polly Gray, the hard-nosed head of the Shelby family in Peaky Blinders. In the above scene from Season 5, we see Polly in full badass mode as she greets her son Michael without acknowledging his new bride, as her main concern is figuring out whether or not he betrayed the family. He's just returned from New York, hoping to come home, but she coolly tells him "You have no home until you tell me the truth."
In the scene below, from Season 4, Polly takes particular offense at the idea that she needs to "behave herself."
And in perhaps her most memorable scene, from Season 2, Polly confronts Chester Campbell, a man who had victimized her previously, and exacts her revenge through furious tears.
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TOPICS: Helen McCrory, Peaky Blinders