“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 her friends and family.
“She died as she lived. Fearlessly. God we love her and know how lucky we are to have had her in our lives.
“She blazed so brightly. Go no, Little One, into the air, and thank you,” he movingly wrote on Twitter.
The couple share two children together Manon 14, and Gulliver, 13.
Read the full interview in this week’s Radio Times – out now.