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Peaky Blinders Season 6 Resumes Filming Following Helen McCrory's Death

Peaky Blinders Season 6 Resumes Filming Following Helen McCrory's Death

Director Anthony Byrne posted the show's clapperboard which features a sketch of Helen.

Gregory Robinson

Gregory Robinson

The cast and crew of Peaky Blinders have shared a touching tribute to Helen McCrory as filming resumed on the series following her death.

Director Anthony Byrne shared a photograph of the crew's clapperboard which has been decorated with an illustration of Helen as Shelby matriarch Polly Gray.

Director Anthony Byrne posted the unique tribute to Helen McCrory on Instagram (
Anthony Byrne/ Instagram)

"Today was beautiful and strange and sad and surreal," Byrne wrote. "We found ourselves in the most beautiful environment. The sun beating down on us and it felt ok. It was incredible but not surprising to read the many tributes and articles dedicated to Helen over the weekend."

He added: "This is our A camera board and Polly Gray is always in front of our cameras... This board was designed by @lo_marie_s a super talented tattoo artist in Manchester. It has meant a huge amount to me and the crew on Peaky to have an image of Helen on set with us every day."

Screen legend Helen died last week aged 52 following a secret battle with cancer.

Helen with her husband Damian Lewis (

The actor and mother-of-two, also known for her roles in Skyfall and the Harry Potter movies, passed away following a "heroic" battle with the disease, her husband Damian Lewis announced last week.

Damian said in a statement: "I'm heartbroken to announce that after a heroic battle with cancer, the beautiful and mighty woman that is Helen McCrory has died peacefully as home, surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family."

Helen had not publicly shared the news of her cancer diagnosis, and even appeared on Good Morning Britain to discuss her work for the charity The Prince's Trust weeks before her tragic death.

Helen with Peaker Blinders co-star Cillian Murphy (

Helen's beloved Peaky Blinders character Polly Gray was expected to appear in season 6. It is not yet known how the actor's death will impact the storyline for the upcoming season.

Season 5 saw Polly take a greater role within Shelby Company Limited and she returns home to sit on the Board of Directors following the Wall St. Crash. Viewers also saw the developing relationship between Aberama Gold and Polly.

Helen and The Tudors star Damian, who lived north London and Suffolk, married in 2007 and share two children, 14-year-old Manon and Gulliver, 13.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

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