Manon McCrory Lewis is the teenage daughter of British actor Damian Lewis and his late wife, actress Helen McCrory. Father Damian is known for roles including US Army Major Richard Winters in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, US Marine Sergeant Major Nicholas Brody in Homeland, and Bobby Axelrod in Showtime’s Billions.
Manon’s mother, the late actress Helen, starred in films such as The Queen (2006), Special Relationship (2010), Charlotte Grey (2001), the last three Harry Potter films (2009, 2010, 2011), Hugo (2011), Skyfall (2012) and others.
Manon is the first child of Helena and her husband Damian. Find out all about the growing teenager in the article below; her life as a celebrity kid, whether she’s as popular as other members of Generation Z on TikTok and Instagram, and everything else.
Manon McCrory Lewis Bio, Ancestry
Manon was born by cesarean section in September 2006. McCrory told the Telegraph in October 2006 that Manon, like her father, was “very light and very calm” as an infant.
Manon is a Welsh name because her maternal grandmother was Welsh and her grandfather was a Glasgow diplomat. His paternal grandparents were also Welsh. Her great-grandfather and Damian’s maternal grandfather were Lieutenant Colonel Sir Ian Bowater, Lord Mayor of London.
Some of Manon’s ancestors were royal family doctors, naval shipbuilders,s and philanthropists. She also has partial Sephardic Jewish ancestry. His paternal grandmother (Damian’s mother) died in a car accident in 2001. Damien and Helen’s daughter Manon grew up near Sudbury in England.
Her Educational Background
Manon attended St Christopher’s School in Belsize Park, north London. Her father, Damian Lewis, supported a campaign in March 2013 to stop building work next to his daughter’s school.
Manon McCrory Lewis Has One Younger Brother
As mentioned, her brother Gulliver was born on 2 November 2007. At the time, Damian was playing Charlie Crews on Life. Gulliver is 14 months younger than her.
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Manon’s Mom, Helen’s Death
McCrory’s actress mum Helen died on 16 April 2021 after what her husband Damian called a “heroic battle” with cancer.
Damian later publicly announced the sad news of her passing, sharing an emotional tribute to his beloved wife on social media. The red-haired actor wrote:
“I’m heartbroken to announce that after a 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.”
On the anniversary of McCrory’s death in March 2022, a memorable funeral service was held at St Paul’s Church in London’s genteel Covent Garden.
Manon McCrory Lewis’s Mother, Helen McCrory’s Acting Career
Manon’s late actress mother, Helen, was best known as an actress for her role as Polly Grace in Peaky Blinders. Helen, who was part Welsh, had a distinguished career on stage and screen.
She played Narcissa Malfoy in the Harry Potter series, and Chloe Blair in two films – 2006’s The Queen and 2010’s A Special Relationship.
Other films include “Charlotte Gray,” “Hugo,” and “Skyfall. In 2017, the actress received an OBE in the 2017 Honours List for services to the dramatic arts.
Helen’s Last Message To Her Daughter, Manon, And Son, Gulliver
Sometime after the death of Manon and Gulliver’s mother, Helen, in April 2021, actor Damien shared a message from his wife Helen McCrory to their children before her death.
It turns out she was trying to help her children come to terms with her passing and told them “not to grieve”.
Quoting his wife’s letter, Damian revealed,
“She’s left our beautiful children, Manon and Gully, too early, but they have been prepared for life. They have in them the fearlessness, wit, curiosity, talent, and beauty of their mother.”
Lewis said his late wife encouraged him and their children to be brave and unafraid. Helen is said to have advised her children Manon and Gulliver not to be sad. She told them that she had lived the life she wanted to live as she prepared to leave.
Manon McCrory Lewis’s Parents, Helen McCrory, And Damian Lewis’ Relationship
Manon’s parents, actors Helen and Damian, had an 18-year affair after meeting when they starred together in Five Rings of Gold at the Almeida Theatre in London in 2003. Helen revealed in 2015 that it was Damian’s ability to amuse her that first attracted her to the Billions actor.
Damian and Helen tied the knot in a quiet Kensington and Chelsea registry office in 2007, among their closest friends and family.
As Helen was pregnant with Manon, the Skyfall actress and Damian initially decided to wait until after her birth to tie the knot. The British couple welcomed their first child, daughter Manon, in 2006 and son Gulliver the following year.
Helen Didn’t Allow Manon And Her Brother To Use Technologies
Helen once forbade Manon and her brother from using technology excessively because she feared they would not be able to express themselves. Apparently, McCrory did not allow her children to use computers all week during 2015 and only allowed them to use them for 10 minutes at weekends.
At the time, Manon was nine years old and Gulliver was eight. Their mother said that the reason she restricted their use of technology was that she wanted them to be less interested in looking at a computer screen and more interested in talking to people and their parents.
Helen also wanted them and Gulliver to actually experience putting ink in a pen, putting pen to paper, thinking about what they were going to say, and looking for the words they wanted to say. McCrory also feared that by using technology, her children would grow up in a society of instant gratification.
She said that she did not want her children to grow up wanting to be perfect beings in a perfect world. However, later in August 2019, Helen McCrory admitted that at the time she was struggling to stop her two children from spending too much time in front of screens.
Helen told Times2 that since her children have got a bit bigger, limiting their screen time has become more difficult – and “doesn’t go so well”. Part of the reason, McCrory said, was that her children really needed to use them to keep in touch with their friends.
Manon McCrory Lewis And Her Brother Almost Developed An American Accent
When she was alive, Helen worried that her children would develop an American accent because their father Damian played some roles.
The English-born actor and father of two had adopted the accent to star in the American TV series Homeland and Billions.
In February 2017, Damian revealed that his wife at the time was worried whether her husband would pass on the accent to their children.
Damian said at the time that although he had never put [the accent] in front of Manon and Gulliver, their one-time schooling in the US and its subsequent effect on their accent was something that worried Helen.
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Manon McCrory Lewis On Social Media
Although McCrory and Lewis’s daughter appears to have an Instagram account, she has set the account as private. This is thought to be because her mother had once expressed concern that her children might become Instagram addicts.
Manon is also on TikTok; she has over 8000 followers with over 100 thousand likes. On TikTok, she is known by the pseudonym manon. llllll. And in one of her TikTok, she has featured her father, the actor Damian.
Although it is not known exactly what the occasion was, Damian and his daughter Manon are “dressed up and dressed down” in this TikTok video, as they danced for 12 seconds for fun, presumably at a family wedding.
Manon’s Father, Damian Lewis’ Net Worth
Although Manon’s father played a selfish billionaire on Showtime’s Billions, the actor’s net worth is actually much less than his TV character’s wealth.
However, Lewis’s career has not suddenly slowed down since his departure during season 5 of Billions, and he has been a millionaire for years.
With more than a dozen stage, film, and TV credits to his name, it’s no surprise that Manon’s father is estimated to have a net worth of more than $25 million.
It is worth mentioning that he reportedly still earns millions of dollars a year from acting. So at the time he left Billions, Lewis was earning around $250 000 per episode.
The actor also owns two properties: a Victorian townhouse in the London borough of Tufnell Park and another, quieter property in Sudbury.
Manon McCrory Lewis Other Facts
- Manon has also taken ballet lessons, although it is not clear whether she is still practicing.
- When she was 10 years old, she took part in a march against former President Trump.
- Despite their father Lewis winning an Emmy for his role as Nicholas Brody in Homeland, Manon and her brother did not like the show or the character of Damian. Instead, they preferred their late mother McCrory as Narcissa Malfoy in Harry Potter.
Quick Facts About Manon McCrory
|Full Name||Manon Mccrory-Lewis|
|Profession||Digital Content Creator, Actress, Model, Artist|
|Famous For||Being the daughter of Damian Lewis and Helen Mccrory|
|Date of Birth||6th September 2006|
|Age (as of 2022)||15 years (2022)|
|School||Dwight School London|
|Educational Qualification||High School Student.|
|Father Name||Mr. Damian Lewis|
|Mother Name||Mrs. Helen Mccrory|
|Sibling||Brother – n/a.
|Home Town||London, England|
|Current Address||London, England|
Daughter – n/a.
|Hobbies||Dancing, Watching Movies|
|Web Series Name||n/a|
|Movies List||Papercut (2018),
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021),
|TV Show List||n/a|
|Music Videos/ Songs||n/a|
|Net Worth||$25 Million|