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Bio

Helen McCrory (Cherie Blair) created the role of Cherie Blair in the Academy AwardŽ-nominated film "The Queen," playing opposite Michael Sheen, and received a London Critics Circle nomination for Best Supporting Actress.  She also starred in such British independent features as "The James Gang" and "Dad Savage." Her other film credits include "Enduring Love," "Charlotte Gray," "The Count of Monte Cristo," "Interview with the Vampire," Lasse Hallstrom's "Casanova," "Becoming Jane" and "Flashbacks of a Fool."  Most recently, McCrory played Narcissa Malfoy in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" and voiced the character of Mrs. Bean in "Fantastic Mr. Fox."

McCrory's TV work includes "Street Life," for which she won the Welsh BAFTA, along with the Monte Carlo Best Actress Award and the Royal Television Society Best Actress Award, "Lucky Jim," "Dead Gorgeous," "Split Second," "The Entertainer," "Charles II," for which she was nominated for an LA Television Critics Award, and the title role in "Anna Karenina." She also starred in Peter Morgan's "The Jury" and won the Critics Circle Best Actress Award for playing Barrister Rose in the Channel 4 series "North Square," having previously been nominated for "Fragile Heart," with the late Nigel Hawthorne, the year before. McCrory has been nominated by The Royal Television Society for numerous roles, and was most recently seen in the psychological thriller "Messiah."

Her extensive theatrical credits include "Rosmersholm," "As You Like It," "Blood Wedding," "The Seagull," "Keely and Po" and as Lady Macbeth in "Macbeth," for which she was named Most Promising Newcomer at the Shakespeare Globe Awards. McCrory has worked extensively at Sam Mendes' Donmar Warehouse, playing lead roles in "How I Learned to Drive" and "Old Times," and in Mendes' farewell double bill "Twelfth Night" and "Uncle Vanya." She was nominated for the Evening Standard Best Actress Award and the New York Drama Desk Awards.

The Special Relationship

HBO Films

Helen McCrory

as Cherie Blair