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Manon McCrory-Lewis: All about Helen McCrory’s Daughter with Damian Lewis

Busayo Ogunjimi
Jul 11, 2022
03:45 A.M.
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Manon McCrory-Lewis, the late actress Helen McCrory's Daughter with Damian Lewis, is now a talented painter with thousands of followers on her social media accounts. Here's everything about the beautiful teenager.

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The news of Helen McCrory's death sent shockwaves through the entertainment. The talented actress and mother dominated the movie scene for years, bringing joy and smiles to fans' faces.

The great Aunt Polly, as most "Peaky Blinders" fans called her, died at the age of 52 after a battle with cancer. Her husband, actor Damian Lewis announced the heartbreaking news on his Twitter page on April 16, 2021.

Actress Helen McCrory attends 'The Prince's Trust' and TKMaxx with Homesense Awards at London Palladium on March 6, 2018, in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

Actress Helen McCrory attends 'The Prince's Trust' and TKMaxx with Homesense Awards at London Palladium on March 6, 2018, in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

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"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," Damian wrote in his statement,

The actor added that his beloved wife died as she lived "Fearlessly." He then acknowledged how lucky the family was to have had her in their lives because she blazed brightly.

Damian and Helen first met when they performed together in Five Gold Rings at London's Almeida Theatre. Afterward, the pair grew close, and according to Helen, Damian's sense of humor drew her to him.

Helen McCrory, Dame Anna Wintour and Damian Lewis attend the Erdem show during London Fashion Week at the National Portrait Gallery on February 18, 2019, in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

Helen McCrory, Dame Anna Wintour and Damian Lewis attend the Erdem show during London Fashion Week at the National Portrait Gallery on February 18, 2019, in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

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Before meeting Damian, Helen focused solely on her career and made no time for romance. However, meeting the actor when she did was pure chance due to her time-consuming life as an actress.

After dating for a while, the couple welcomed their daughter Manon in 2006 and son Gulliver in 2007. The lovebirds exchanged marital vows in a registry office ceremony in July 2007.

Helen McCrory and Damian Lewis during 2006 Laurence Olivier Awards - Outside Arrivals at London Hilton in London, Great Britain. | Source: Getty Images

Helen McCrory and Damian Lewis during 2006 Laurence Olivier Awards - Outside Arrivals at London Hilton in London, Great Britain. | Source: Getty Images

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WHO IS MANON MCCRORY-LEWIS?

When Damian and Helen got engaged, the latter was already pregnant with the couple's first child. The actress revealed it was strange being pregnant because she could not work and had to stay home. The pregnancy even forced them to postpone their wedding immediately after Helen found out she was pregnant.

The actress did not want her baby bump to disturb the wedding because she would rather look skinny and not fat. Nevertheless, after a while, Helen changed her mind again. The actress decided to go on with the wedding although she was five months pregnant.

The couple eventually welcomed their first child Manon McCrory-Lewis on September 8, 2006. However, the childbirth was not as smooth because Helen had to undergo a cesarean section. Thankfully everything worked perfectly for both mother and child, who weighed just under 7lbs at birth.

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Speaking after welcoming her daughter Helen revealed Manon was very easy and calm, unlike her and Damian. The actress then joked they might be getting a DNA test to find out why. After Manon, Damian and Helen also welcomed their son Gulliver.

So in 2015, while chatting about parenting them, the actress revealed she banned her kids from using computers during the week. However, during weekends, they get ten minutes each day. Helen feared technology would hinder her kids from being able to express themselves.

The actress disclosed she wanted her kids to be less interested in staring at computers. Instead, she wanted them to be more interested in speaking with her about their feelings. Also, the couple agreed during their marriage that both of them would not accept work at the same time.

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The couple wanted at least one parent to be always there at home to care for their kids. The couple's first child Manon McCrory-Lewis spent most of her childhood away from the limelight. Helen and Damian kept their family private; however, Manon occasionally appeared at functions and events with her parents.

Now a grownup, Manon is quite an active social media user. She has an Instagram account and a TikTok with thousands of followers. Manon primarily shows off her painting works in both mediums.

In one of her TikTok videos, the teenager also showed off her crocheting skills while asking fans for tips. However, one eye-raising post on her Instagram showed Manon has taken up smoking.

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HELEN MCCRORY GAVE HER CHILDREN A HEARTBREAKING ADVICE BEFORE HER DEATH.

had most people quickly searching for something to wipe their tears. The father of two spilled all his emotions talking about his beloved departed wife.

Damian Lewis's obituary to his wife, Helen, lauded her as royalty to him and the family and the movie industry. He also touched on her advice to their kids before her death. Helen told them:

"Don't be sad, because even though I'm about to snuff it, I've lived the life I wanted to."

Gulliver Lewis, Damian Lewis and Manon McCrory-Lewis attend the European Premiere of "Mary Poppins Returns" at Royal Albert Hall on December 12, 2018 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

Gulliver Lewis, Damian Lewis and Manon McCrory-Lewis attend the European Premiere of "Mary Poppins Returns" at Royal Albert Hall on December 12, 2018 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

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According to the actor, Helen understood anger because she experienced it. She often encouraged her kids not to be afraid of emotion; instead, she told them it is a positive feeling when used correctly. Damian confessed:

"She could be magnificently angry, imperious, dismissive. Gloriously. But also happy. Always. Some people believe happiness is a right, some people find happiness difficult. It's an elusive emotion. Helen believed you choose happiness."

Before her death, the actress encouraged Damian to continue living and having new relationships. The actor has done exactly that and is currently in a relationship with Alison Mosshart. The pair recently appeared together at The House of KOKO summer party in Leeds, United Kingdom.

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