Helen McCrory's devoted husband Damian Lewis gazed adoringly at wife in her final TV appearance before tragic death

HELEN McCrory's devoted husband Damian Lewis gazed lovingly at his wife in her final TV appearance before her death.

Helen was seriously ill back in March when she was interviewed on Good Morning Britain about her work with the Prince's Trust.

Damian, 50, had joined her on live television as she urged young people to use the charity's resources.

And one moment stood out from the interview – when Damian turned to look at Helen and didn't look away.

As Helen talked to GMB hosts Kate Garraway and Ben Shephard, Damian took a few deep breaths and calmly watched his wife speak.

Very few people had any idea what she was going through at the time, but at one point presenter Kate asked her: "Are you alright Helen? You sound a bit croaky, have you got a sore throat?"

The actress jokingly replied: "No, I’ve got children! Thank you for asking."

"You've been shouting at them!" Kate replied.

Soon after, Damian took over and spoke on behalf of the pair.

The Hollywood actress tragically died aged 52 following a battle with cancer, with her devoted husband of 14 years announcing the news on Twitter today.

Helen was most famous for playing Narcissa Malfoy in Harry Potter, Cherie Blair in The Queen, and Aunt Polly in Peaky Blinders.

Earlier her devastated husband said that his wife had passed away peacefully surrounded by her family.

Homeland star Damian shared on Twitter: "I'm heartbroken to announce that after an 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.

"She died as she lived. Fearlessly. God we loved 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."

The star was born in Paddington in 1968 and spent a year living in Italy before returning to study acting at the Drama Centre in London.

She began her career in theatre where she was praised for her roles in Trelawny of the 'Wells' and Uncle Vanya.

Helen then appeared in a string of films – including Interview with the Vampire in 1994 and The Queen in 2006 where she played Cherie Blair.

In 2007, she tied the knot with Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star Damian Lewis at Kensington and Chelsea Registry Office.

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