McCrory’s career started in 1993 and she worked steadily since. She rose to prominence in the US when she starred as Narcissa Malfoy in 2009’s Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and the two subsequent sequels.
McCrory was also well-known as Aunt Polly on the BBC show Peaky Blinders, in which she plays the matriarch of the Shelby family. She was a constant presence on the show, and really made Series 2 (and the show as a whole) into the behemoth it is today. The show paid their respects on Twitter:
McCrory is survived by her husband, Damian Lewis, and their two children; daughter Manon and son Gulliver.