Following the news of her death, tributes have been pouring in for the acclaimed actor.
Posting on Twitter, Richard Coles wrote: “Very sorry to hear of the death of Helen McCrory, such a brilliant actor; heartfelt condolences to Damian Lewis, their children, and all who loved her.”
Actor Ben Willbond added: “Heartbroken at the news that Helen McCrory has died. She was so so brilliant when she came to work on Bill.
“Funny, generous, some wicked stories. I was in awe. My heart goes out to Damian and their family. Rest in peace.”
Lawrence Fox penned: “How utterly heartbreaking. What a tremendous and mesmerising actor. So young. Awful.”