Damian Lewis has been a widower for just over a year – after 14 years of marriage, his wife Helen McCrory died of breast cancer on April 18, 2021. Married in 2007 and have two children, Manon and Gulliver. Best known for her roles as Narcissa Malfoy in Harry Potter and Polly Gray in Peaky Blinders, McCrory was primarily a stage actress early in her career but continued to balance stage roles after finding her feet in film and television.
Lewis wrote her a tribute for the Sunday Times shortly after her death, calling her “a royal house in her own right”. McCrory died shortly after Prince Philip, and while news of him was slightly overshadowed, many fans still paid their respects to the legendary actor. “Her nickname to many was Dame Helen (sorry Dame Helen) and while now we’ll never know if that would have become a reality, I secretly think we do,” Lewis said of his late wife. In his announcement posted to Twitter, he said: “She died as she lived. Fearless.”
A little over a year later, Lewis seems to have found love again with another talented performer.
Damian Lewis and Alison Mosshart debut their relationship
Fourteen months after Helen McCrory’s death, Damian Lewis confirmed he is dating Alison Mosshart. Mosshart is best known for her band, The Kills, as well as The Dead Weather, her supergroup with The White Stripes frontman Jack White. Lewis and Mosshart have performed several times in recent weeks, most notably at The House of KOKO, a club in London. Despite beginning his first relationship since McCrory’s death, the Billions star continues to wear his wedding ring. Mosshart’s mother Vivian told the Daily Mail: “They have mutual friends. I don’t know exactly how they met, but I’m okay with that. If she’s happy, we’re happy. gladly.”
McCrory previously offered Lewis advice on his future love life, including how long he should wait before dating again, with her signature sense of humor. In Lewis’ 2021 tribute for the Sunday Times, he said: “Just a few weeks ago she said to us from her bed, ‘I want Daddy to have girlfriends, a lot of them, you all have to love back, love isn’t possessive, but you know, Damian, at least try to get through the funeral without kissing anyone.”
Over a year after said funeral, it sounds like McCrory is more than okay with Lewis looking for love and happiness again.