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Helen McCrory and Damian Lewis Are Blessed with a 13-Year Marriage — Look inside Their Family

Oyin Balogun
Mar 01, 2021
06:00 A.M.
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Hollywood celebrity couple, Helen McCrory and Damian Lewis have been happily married for over a decade. Together with their two children, the pair have built an amazing family. Here’s a glimpse into their blissful life.


Helen McCrory is most famous for her role as Polly in the hit television show, “Peaky Blinders.” However, outside of her successful career, the actress enjoys a blissful marriage to fellow actor Damian Lewis.

With over ten years of marriage, McCrory and Lewis have become one of Hollywood’s favorite couples; here’s a look into the pair’s beautiful love story and their family life.

Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory arrive at the Charles Finch & CHANEL Pre-BAFTA Party at 5 Hertford Street on February 1, 2020 | Photo: Getty Images



McCrory and Lewis reportedly first met in 2003 when they acted as co-stars in "Five Gold Rings," a theatre production at London Almeida Theatre.

Talking about the couple’s romance, the director of “Five Gold Rings” recalled the couple’s love blossoming during rehearsals and described it as extraordinary.

When asked what attracted her to the actor, McCrory revealed that he made her laugh a lot and added that he can still get her reeling with laughter, even after all these times.



In 2007, McCrory and Lewis tied the knot in a simple ceremony at the Kensington and Chelsea office. The intimate event was in front of the couple’s family and friends.

McCrory explained that her marriage to Lewis is thriving because she married someone she likes and loves.

McCrory and Lewis’s wedding was followed up by a lovely and short honeymoon that reportedly lasted only one night. By the next morning, they started life as a married couple.



Before tying the knot, Lewis and McCrory had already gotten a headstart on being parents. The couple welcomed their first child, daughter, Manon in 2006.

While speaking in 2006, McCrory described their newborn daughter as very calm and beautiful. She continued and added that motherhood was life-changing.

In addition to Manon, the couple is also parents to son Gulliver. The family of four reportedly live in London, where they have resided for a while now.


While parenthood is undoubtedly challenging, the couple has managed to hold it down to the best of their ability. Sometimes, this requires coming together to make big decisions.

In 2018, Lewis revealed that after welcoming their kids, he and McCrory decided to keep working so they could have enough money to provide and cater for them.

The actor added that although he heard of parents who take time off work to raise their kids, he and McCrory decided it would be best if they keep working.


Despite the decision to continue working, Lewis and McCrory have tried to be as present in their kids’ lives as possible. This means adapting strict parenting methods sometimes.

In 2019, McCrory revealed that she banned Manon and Gulliver from using phones or iPads. This was in a bid to reduce the pair’s time on screen and the internet.


According to the actress, she would like to raise children who are more interested in human conversations rather than staying on the phone.

Parenthood might have its ups and down but for McCrory and Lewis, raising grounded children is important. Despite their busy schedule, these two sure make parenting look easy!



Despite the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, McCrory and Lewis have remained true to themselves. With a nearly 14-year-old marriage, the duo has proven that theirs is a love written in the stars.

In 2016, McCrory opened up about her marriage to Lewis while sharing some of the secrets to her and the actor’s long-lasting relationship.


McCrory explained that her marriage to Lewis is thriving because she married someone she likes and loves. The actress admitted to feeling lucky and explained that it was important for couples to like and enjoy each other’s company.

With 13 years of marriage and two children between them, Lewis and McCrory have come a long way. No doubt that the couple continues to inspire many with their love story!