Damian Lewis has remembered his late wife Helen McCrory at a poetry reading event dedicated to the Peaky Blinders star.

The actor said the event at the National Theatre in London was "perfect" due to the late star's love for the venue.

During the event on Tuesday evening, a clip of McCrory reading poetry was played on screen, the Daily Mail reported.

Lewis joined Allie Esiri for the A Poet For Every Day Of The Year event alongside other special guests including Simon Russell Beale, Lesley Sharp and Fay Ripley.

"This evening is dedicated to her and it’s perfect, because Helen loved the National Theatre," he said.

Helen McCrory

"One person whose thunder would absolutely not be stolen was Helen McCrory".

The actress who was also known for her roles in the James Bond and Harry Potter franchises died from cancer in April.

"Heartbroken" Lewis shared at the time she had died peacefully at home and paid tribute to his "beautiful and mighty" wife.

Source: Press Association