I was so sad to wake up to this news this morning. Many, MANY years ago I was on Yahoo message boards (remember those?) for Band of Brothers and Damien Lewis, and I remember when they met during Five Gold Rings at the Almeida Theatre. Many lucky members met them both after the show (apparently its a small theatre, and the cast would come out to the bar after the show and drink with the patrons). Helen was a beautiful person, and an amazing actress, both on stage and film, who was awarded and OBE for her work. Sadly taken far too soon. I feel very sad for Damien and their two children, who are still so very young to have lost their mum.
Great story, emtishell. Iím not surprised to read that about her - she seemed pretty down to earth.