Helena Bonham Carter
Actress, singer
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter, CBE is an English actress of film, stage, and television. She made her acting debut in a television adaptation of K. M. Peyton's A Pattern of Roses before winning her first film role as the titular character in Lady Jane.
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Helena Bonham Carter's personal information overview.
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11 Latina Actresses Who Would've Been Fantastic In The 'Ocean's 8' Reboot
Huffington Post - 22 days
Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures released a first look image of the “Ocean’s 8” all-female reboot on Monday, showing the film’s main ladies looking chic and suspicious in the New York City subway.  The “Ocean’s 8” cast seems to be exceptionally diverse for a film of its kind, with Mindy Kaling, Chinese-Korean-American rapper and comedian Awkwafina, Rihanna, Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett and Helena Bonham Carter cast in the eight leading roles for the all-female reboot slated for June 8, 2018.  With such a large main cast, the film had plenty of opportunities (eight, to be exact) to infuse the film with real diversity. And yet, there’s one major demographic not represented among the leading ladies: Latinas.  Latinos make up 17.6 percent of the U.S. population, according to 2015 Census numbers, and is Hollywood’s most important audience when it comes to profits. “Ocean’s 8” is a great example of Hollywood’s overall lac ...
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Felicity Jones to Receive BAFTA L.A.'s Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year (Exclusive)
Yahoo News - 5 months
Past recipients include James Corden, Emma Watson, Daniel Craig, Kate Winslet, Tilda Swinton, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Blunt, Michael Sheen and Rachel Weisz.
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Rihanna, Anne Hathaway expected to join female 'Ocean's Eight'
Reuters.com - 7 months
(Reuters) - Pop star Rihanna along with actresses Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter are in talks to join Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett in a female-driven spinoff of the "Ocean's Eleven" crime caper franchise, Hollywood trade publications reported on Wednesday.
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Helena Bonham Carter brings her brand of formal oddity to 'Alice Through the Looking Glass'
LATimes - 9 months
Helena Bonham Carter has never been afraid to let her freak flag fly, either on-screen or off. In Disney's return trip to Lewis Carroll's nonsensical Wonderland, "Alice Through the Looking Glass," opening Friday, the two-time Oscar nominee reprises her role as the bombastic, egomaniacal Red Queen,...
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Helena Bonham Carter brings her brand of formal oddity to 'Alice Through the Looking Glass'
LATimes - 9 months
Helena Bonham Carter has never been afraid to let her freak flag fly, either on-screen or off. In Disney's return trip to Lewis Carroll's nonsensical Wonderland, "Alice Through the Looking Glass," opening Friday, the two-time Oscar nominee reprises her role as the bombastic, egomaniacal Red Queen,...
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Helena Bonham Carter brings her brand of formal oddity to 'Alice Through the Looking Glass'
LATimes - 9 months
Helena Bonham Carter has never been afraid to let her freak flag fly, either on-screen or off. In Disney's return trip to Lewis Carroll's nonsensical Wonderland, "Alice Through the Looking Glass," opening Friday, the two-time Oscar nominee reprises her role as the bombastic, egomaniacal Red Queen,...
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Helena Bonham Carter brings her brand of formal oddity to 'Alice Through the Looking Glass'
LATimes - 9 months
Helena Bonham Carter has never been afraid to let her freak flag fly, either on-screen or off. In Disney's return trip to Lewis Carroll's nonsensical Wonderland, "Alice Through the Looking Glass," opening Friday, the two-time Oscar nominee reprises her role as the bombastic, egomaniacal Red Queen,...
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Helena Bonham Carter brings her brand of formal oddity to 'Alice Through the Looking Glass'
LATimes - 9 months
Helena Bonham Carter has never been afraid to let her freak flag fly, either on-screen or off. In Disney's return trip to Lewis Carroll's nonsensical Wonderland, "Alice Through the Looking Glass," opening Friday, the two-time Oscar nominee reprises her role as the bombastic, egomaniacal Red Queen,...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Helena Bonham Carter
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 49
    In June 2016 it was confirmed that Bonham Carter would star in the all-women's version of Ocean's Eleven, titled Ocean's Eight, alongside: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling and Elizabeth Banks.
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    In May 2016, Bonham Carter was one of hundreds of public figures who signed an open letter supporting the United Kingdom remaining a member of the European Union in the run-up to June's referendum on that issue.
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    In 2016, Bonham Carter reprised the role of the Red Queen in Alice Through the Looking Glass.
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  • 2015
    Age 48
    She played the Fairy Godmother in the 2015 live-action re-imagining of Walt Disney's Cinderella.
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  • 2013
    Age 46
    Also in 2013, Bonham Carter appeared as Elizabeth Taylor, alongside Dominic West as Richard Burton, in BBC4's Burton & Taylor which premiered at the 2013 Hamptons International Film Festival.
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    In 2013, she played Red Harrington, a peg-legged brothel madam, who assists Reid and Tonto in locating Cavendish, in the movie The Lone Ranger.
    More Details Hide Details Also that year, Bonham Carter narrated poetry for The Love Book App, an interactive anthology of love literature developed by Allie Byrne Esiri.
  • 2012
    Age 45
    On 17 May 2012, it was announced that Bonham Carter would be appearing in the 2013 adaptation of Reif Larsen's book The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet, entitled The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet.
    More Details Hide Details Her casting was announced alongside that of Kathy Bates, Kyle Catlett and Callum Keith Rennie, with Jean-Pierre Jeunet directing. She also appeared in a short film directed by Roman Polanski for the clothing brand Prada. The short was entitled A Therapy and she appeared as a therapy patient to Ben Kingsley's therapist.
    Bonham Carter co-starred in a film adaptation of the musical Les Misérables, released in 2012.
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    In April 2012, she appeared in Rufus Wainwright's music video for his single "Out of the Game", featured on the album of the same name.
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    In 2012, Bonham Carter appeared as Miss Havisham in Mike Newell's adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel, Great Expectations.
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  • 2011
    Age 44
    She received the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year from BAFTA LA in November 2011.
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  • 2010
    Age 43
    Bonham Carter is known for her unconventional and eccentric sense of fashion. Despite her often controversial fashion choices, Vanity Fair named her on its 2010 Best-Dressed List and she was selected by Marc Jacobs to be the face of his autumn/winter 2011 advertising campaign.
    More Details Hide Details She has cited Vivienne Westwood and Marie Antoinette as her main style influences. Paternal Bonham Carter's paternal grandparents were British Liberal politician Sir Maurice Bonham Carter and renowned politician and orator Violet, Lady Asquith. Helena is descended on her father's side from John Bonham Carter, Member of Parliament for Portsmouth. Helena's paternal great-grandfather was H. H. Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Prime Minister of Britain 1908–1916. She is the great-niece of Asquith's son, Anthony Asquith, legendary English director of such classics as Carrington V.C. and The Importance of Being Earnest, and a first cousin of the economist Adam Ridley and of politician Jane Bonham Carter. Bonham Carter is a distant cousin of actor Crispin Bonham-Carter. Other prominent distant relatives include Lothian Bonham Carter, who played first-class cricket for Hampshire, his son, Vice Admiral Stuart Bonham Carter, who served in the Royal Navy in both world wars, and pioneering English nurse Florence Nightingale.
    In 2010, she starred with Freddie Highmore in the Nigel Slater biopic Toast, which was filmed in the West Midlands and received a gala at the 2011 Berlin International Film Festival.
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    In 2010, Bonham Carter played Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon in the film The King's Speech.
    More Details Hide Details As of January 2011, she had received numerous plaudits for her performance, including nominations for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She won her first BAFTA Award, but lost the Academy Award to Melissa Leo for The Fighter. Bonham Carter signed to play author Enid Blyton in the BBC Four television biopic, Enid. It was the first depiction of Blyton's life on the screen, and Bonham Carter starred with Matthew Macfadyen and Denis Lawson. She received her first Television BAFTA Nomination for Best Actress, for Enid.
  • 2009
    Age 42
    In early 2009, Bonham Carter was named one of The Times’s top 10 British Actresses of all time.
    More Details Hide Details She appeared on the list with fellow actresses Julie Andrews, Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, and Audrey Hepburn.
  • 2008
    Age 41
    In August 2008, four of her relatives were killed in a safari bus crash in South Africa, and she was given indefinite leave from filming Terminator Salvation, returning later to complete filming.
    More Details Hide Details In early October 2008, it was reported that Bonham Carter had become a patron of the charity Action Duchenne, the national charity established to support parents and sufferers of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. In August 2014, Bonham Carter was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian opposing Scottish independence in the run-up to September's referendum on that issue.
  • 2007
    Age 40
    She won the Best Actress award in the 2007 Evening Standard British Film Awards for her performances in Sweeney Todd and Conversations With Other Women, along with another Best Actress award at the 2009 Empire Awards.
    More Details Hide Details Bonham Carter also appeared in the fourth Terminator film entitled Terminator Salvation, playing a small but pivotal role. Bonham Carter joined the cast of Tim Burton's 2010 film, Alice in Wonderland as The Red Queen. She appears alongside Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Crispin Glover and Harry Potter co-star Alan Rickman. Her role was an amalgamation of The Queen of Hearts and The Red Queen.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2006
    Age 39
    In May 2006, Bonham Carter launched her own fashion line, "The Pantaloonies", with swimwear designer Samantha Sage.
    More Details Hide Details Their first collection, called Bloomin' Bloomers, is a Victorian style selection of camisoles, mob caps, and bloomers. The duo are now working on Pantaloonies customised jeans, which Bonham Carter describes as "a kind of scrapbook on the bum". Bonham Carter played Bellatrix Lestrange in the final four Harry Potter films (2007–2011). While filming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, she accidentally ruptured the eardrum of Matthew Lewis (playing Neville Longbottom) when she stuck her wand in his ear. Bonham Carter received positive reviews as Bellatrix, described as a "shining but underused talent". She played Mrs. Lovett, Sweeney Todd's (Johnny Depp) amorous accomplice in the film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's Broadway musical, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, directed by Tim Burton. Bonham Carter received a nomination for the Golden Globe for Best Actress for her performance.
    Bonham Carter was a member of the 2006 Cannes Film Festival jury that unanimously selected The Wind That Shakes the Barley as best film.
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  • 2001
    Age 34
    In 2001, Bonham Carter began a relationship with American director Tim Burton, whom she met while filming Planet of the Apes.
    More Details Hide Details Burton subsequently took to casting her in his films, including Big Fish, Corpse Bride, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Alice in Wonderland and Dark Shadows. Bonham Carter and Burton lived in two adjoining houses in Belsize Park, London. Bonham Carter owned one of the houses, Burton later purchased the other and they connected the two. In 2006, they bought the Mill House in Sutton Courtenay, England. It was previously leased by her grandmother, Violet Bonham Carter, and owned by her great-grandfather, former British prime minister Herbert Asquith. Bonham Carter and Burton have two children together: son Billy Raymond Burton (born October 2003) and daughter Nell Burton (born December 2007). Bonham Carter has stated that her daughter Nell is named after all the "Helens" in her family. Bonham Carter told The Daily Telegraph and several other interviewers of her struggles with infertility and the difficulties she had during her pregnancies. She noted that before the conception of her daughter, she and Burton had been trying for a baby for two years and although they conceived naturally, they were considering IVF. On 23 December 2014, Bonham Carter and Burton announced that they had "separated amicably" earlier that year.
    In August 2001, she was featured in Maxim.
    More Details Hide Details She played her second Queen of England when she was cast as Anne Boleyn in the ITV1 mini-series Henry VIII; however, her role was restricted, as she was pregnant with her first child at the time of filming.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1996
    Age 29
    Bonham Carter speaks French fluently, and starred in a 1996 French film Portraits chinois.
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    She played Olivia in Trevor Nunn's film version of Twelfth Night in 1996.
    More Details Hide Details One of the high points of her early career was her performance as the scheming Kate Croy in the 1997 film adaption of The Wings of the Dove which was highly acclaimed internationally and netted her first Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. She has since expanded her range, with her more recent films being Fight Club, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, and her then-partner Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride, Big Fish, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and Alice in Wonderland.
  • 1994
    Age 27
    In 1994, Bonham Carter reportedly began a relationship with Kenneth Branagh whilst he was still married to Emma Thompson. After five years together, the relationship came to an end in 1999.
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    In 1994, Bonham Carter appeared in a dream sequence during the second series of the British sitcom Absolutely Fabulous, as Edina Monsoon's daughter Saffron, who was normally played by Julia Sawalha.
    More Details Hide Details Throughout the series, references were made to Saffron's resemblance to Bonham Carter. Her early films led to her being typecast as a "corset queen", and "English rose", playing pre- and early 20th century characters, particularly in Merchant-Ivory films.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1986
    Age 19
    Bonham Carter also appeared in episodes of Miami Vice as Don Johnson's love interest during the 1986–87 season and then, in 1987 opposite Dirk Bogarde in The Vision, Stewart Granger in A Hazard of Hearts and John Gielgud in Getting It Right.
    More Details Hide Details Bonham Carter was originally cast in the role of Bess McNeill in Breaking the Waves, but backed out during production due to "the character's painful psychic and physical exposure", according to Roger Ebert. The role went to Emily Watson, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1966
    Born
    Born on May 26, 1966.
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