Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham Carter

  • Birthday: 1966-05-26
  • Place of birth: Golders Green, London, England, UK
  • Also know as: Helena Bonham-Carter

Biography

Helena Bonham Carter CBE (born 26 May 1966) is an English actress. Known for her roles in independent films and blockbusters, especially period dramas, she is the recipient of various accolades, including a British Academy Film Award and three Screen Actors Guild Awards, in addition to nominations for two Academy Awards, four British Academy Television Awards, nine Golden Globe Awards, and five Primetime Emmy Awards. Bonham Carter rose to prominence by playing Lucy Honeychurch in A Room with a View (1985) and the title character in Lady Jane (1986). Her early period roles saw her typecast as a virginal "English rose", a label she was uncomfortable with. She is best known for her eccentric fashion, dark aesthetic, and for often playing quirky women. For her role as Kate Croy in The Wings of the Dove (1997), Bonham Carter received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress, and for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother in The King's Speech (2010), she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her other films include Hamlet (1990), Howards End (1992), Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994), Mighty Aphrodite (1995), Fight Club (1999), Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005), the Harry Potter series (2007–2011) as Bellatrix Lestrange, Great Expectations (2012) as Miss Havisham, Les Misérables (2012), Cinderella (2015), Ocean's 8 (2018), and Enola Holmes (2020). Her collaborations with director Tim Burton, her former domestic partner, include Big Fish (2003), Corpse Bride (2005), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) as Mrs. Lovett, Alice in Wonderland (2010) as the Red Queen, and Dark Shadows (2012). For her role as children's author Enid Blyton in the BBC Four biographical film Enid (2009), she won the 2010 International Emmy Award for Best Actress and was nominated for the British Academy Television Award for Best Actress. Her other television films include Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald (1993), Live from Baghdad (2002), Toast (2010), and Burton & Taylor (2013). From 2019 to 2020, she portrayed Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon in seasons three and four of Netflix's The Crown.

Filmography

A Room with a View

1985

As Lucy Honeychurch

Lady Jane

1986

As Lady Jane Grey

The Heart of Me

2002

As Dinah

Enid

2009

As Enid Blyton

Twelfth Night

1996

As Olivia

The Wings of the Dove

1997

As Kate Croy

The Gruffalo's Child

2011

As Mother Squirrel (voice)

Margaret's Museum

1995

As Margaret MacNeil

Arms and the Man

1989

As Raina Petkoff

Women Talking Dirty

2001

As Cora

The Mask

1988

As Iris

Carnivale

2000

As Milly

The Theory of Flight

1999

As Jane Hatchard

Night Will Fall

2014

As Narrator

The Gruffalo

2009

As Mother Squirrel (voice)

55 Steps

2018

As Eleanor Riese

Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice

2019

As Narrator (voice)

The Revengers' Comedies

1998

As Karen Knightly

Corpse Bride

2005

As Corpse Bride (voice)

Novocaine

2001

As Susan

Sixty Six

2006

As Esther Rubens

Howards End

1992

As Helen Schlegel

Live from Baghdad

2002

As Ingrid Formanek

Francesco

1989

As Chiara

Getting It Right

1989

As Lady Minerva Munday

Great Expectations

2012

As Miss Havisham

A Therapy

2012

As Patient

Burton and Taylor

2013

As Elizabeth Taylor

Suffragette

2015

As Edith Ellyn

Shadow Play

1996

As Ada

Magnificent 7

2005

As Maggi Jackson

Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero

2018

As Margaret Conroy (voice)

Poles Apart

2017

As Nanuk

Wild Africa

2015

As Narrator

Football

2001

As Mum

Brown Bear's Wedding

1991

As White Bear (voice)

White Bear's Secret

1992

As White Bear (voice)

Clown

2020

As Narrator (voice)

Not Bloody Likely

0000

As Mrs. Patrick Campbell

Three Minutes: A Lengthening

2021

As Self - Narrator (voice)

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

2005

As Lady Campanula Tottington (voice)

Fight Club

1999

As Marla Singer

Planet of the Apes

2001

As Ari

Mighty Aphrodite

1995

As Amanda

Dark Shadows

2012

As Dr. Julia Hoffman

The King's Speech

2010

As Queen Elizabeth

Where Angels Fear to Tread

1991

As Caroline Abbott

Salting the Battlefield

2014

As Margot Tyrell

Rik Mayall Presents: Dancing Queen

1993

As Pandora / Julie

The Land of Sometimes

0000

As Little Twink

Terminator Salvation

2009

As Serena

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

2007

As Bellatrix Lestrange

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

2009

As Bellatrix Lestrange

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

1994

As Elizabeth

Alice in Wonderland

2010

As The Red Queen

A Hazard of Hearts

1987

As Serena Staverley

Enola Holmes

2020

As Eudoria Holmes

Dragonheart: Vengeance

2020

As Siveth (voice)

Big Fish

2003

As Younger & Older Jenny/The Witch

Toast

2010

As Mrs Potter

Turks & Caicos

2014

As Margot Tyrell

The Vision

1987

As Jo Marriner

Enola Holmes 2

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As Eudoria Holmes

Hamlet

1990

As Ophelia

Les Misérables

2012

As Madame Thénardier

The Lone Ranger

2013

As Red Harrington

Butter

1994

As Dorothy

Ocean's Eight

2018

As Rose Weil

Cinderella

2015

As Fairy Godmother

A Pattern of Roses

1983

As Netty (The Past)

Discovering Hamlet

2011

As Ophelia (Archival Footage)

Maurice

1987

As Lady at Cricket Match

The House

2022

As Jen (voice)

Hannibal Hopkins & Sir Anthony

2021

As Herself (archive footage)

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

2004

As Beatrice Baudelaire (uncredited)

Production

55 Steps

2018

As Executive Producer

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