Helen McCrory , who died of cancer on Friday at age 52 , blazed during a multi-decade career in film, TV and onstage, with memorable roles including playing the lead in the Channel 4/Masterpiece Theatre miniseries Anna Karenina , portraying Narcissa Malfoy in three Harry Potter movies and most recently starring as Aunt Polly in Netflix and the BBC’s hit period gangster series Peaky Blinders . The London-born actress, whose first screen credit was in 1993 in the Brit TV comedy Full Stretch about a limo service (it lasted one season), more recently appeared in BBC/HBO series His Dark Materials , in which she voiced Lord Asriel’s dæmon Stelmaria, and political drama Roadkill alongside Hugh Laurie. She also starred as formidable QC Sonia Woodley in ITV/AMC’s limited series Quiz last year. Other memorable performances include 1995’s Streetlife , which earned her a BAFTA Cymru Award, and opposite John Hannah in the 1997 film The James Gang. She also … [Read more...] about Helen McCrory’s Film & TV Career: A Photo Gallery
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Helen McCrory , the award-winning Peaky Blinders actress who also appeared in His Dark Materials and the Harry Potter and James Bond film franchises, died today in London. She was 52. McCrory’s husband, the Billions actor Damian Lewis , announced her death on Twitter. He said she died peacefully at home after a “heroic battle” with cancer. Showbiz & Media Figures We’ve Lost In 2021 – Photo Gallery “She died as she lived. 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,” added Lewis. Below is his statement in full: pic.twitter.com/gSx8ib9PY9 — Damian Lewis (@lewis_damian) April 16, 2021 McCrory was a hugely accomplished and in-demand performer, with stellar credits across stage and screen. She is perhaps best known for playing Aunt Polly in BBC drama Peaky Blinders , keeping an unruly brood of Brummy gangsters in check with her … [Read more...] about Helen McCrory Dies: ‘Peaky Blinders’ & ‘Harry Potter’ Actress Was 52
This story is part of Covering Climate Now , a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. More and more people have come to understand the urgency of the climate crisis in recent years, and Americans have elected a president in Joe Biden who has pledged to make addressing climate the centerpiece of his administration, but there is much debate about exactly how we should go about confronting our collective climate challenge. In the run-up to Earth Day, Rolling Stone held a series of three debates, each focusing on a different contentious climate solution: solar geoengineering, carbon removal, and how quickly we can and should stop using natural gas. The climate crisis is caused by the burning of fossil fuels, which dumps billions of tons of CO2 into the atmosphere every year. The CO2 traps heat, causing our atmosphere to warm up fast. So doesn’t it make sense to figure out a way to remove some of that CO2 from the atmosphere? Related … [Read more...] about The Climate Debates: Can Carbon Removal Bring Us to Net Zero?
It’s only been five years since Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was repealed, finally allowing gays, lesbians and bisexual people to openly serve in the military . For most of our nation’s history, the military systematically excluded and discriminated against homosexual people. But despite attempts to ban gay service members and to stamp out all evidence of homosexuality in the armed forces, the military’s persecution didn’t keep same-sex desire in the closet. Instead, it actually helped create a gay minority identity in the U.S., as the military unwittingly brought visibility and connectedness to the homosexual community, which continues to influence gay culture in America. Related Chelsea Manning: The Latest Way U.S. Military Is Violating Her Rights Related Tom Petty's 50 Greatest Songs Denzel Washington's Movies Ranked, From Worst to Best According to historian Nathaniel Frank , “Ever since the Revolutionary War, men have been drummed out of the U.S. … [Read more...] about How Exclusion From the Military Strengthened Gay Identity in America
The first season of Amazon Studios ’ sprawling The Lord Of the Rings series will cost $465 million to produce. The figure was revealed Friday when New Zealand, where the series is shooting, announced that the rebate for the series from the country’s Screen Production Grant is being increased from 20% to 25% ($116 million). The season 1 budget of $465 million, confirmed by Deadline, is a massive number; Game of Thrones reportedly cost around $10 million an episode on average ($100 million a season), starting lower in the early seasons and climbing well above $10 million per episode in the final stretch. There are some caveats. Amazon is yet to reveal how many episodes Season 1 of The Lord Of the Rings consists of, so the cost per-episode is unclear. Additionally, like Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, which was shot back-to-back, the series required building expansive, elaborate sets and creating expensive costumes. The extra startup costs … [Read more...] about ‘The Lord Of the Rings’: Blockbuster Budget For Season 1 Is Revealed As New Zealand Ups Amazon Series’ Rebate