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Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham Carter is an actress of great versatility, one of the UK's finest and most successful. Bonham Carter was born May 26, 1966 in Golders Green, London, England, the youngest of three children of Elena (née Propper de Callejón), a psychotherapist, and Raymond Bonham Carter, a merchant banker. She is the great-granddaughter of former Prime ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 40 wins & 73 nominations. See more awards »

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  55 Steps (pre-production)
Eleanor Reise
 2005 Corpse Bride
Corpse Bride (voice)
 2004 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
Beatrice Baudelaire (uncredited)
 2002 The Heart of Me
 2001 Novocaine
 2000 Carnivale
Milly (voice)
 1999 Women Talking Dirty
 1998 The Theory of Flight
Jane Hatchard
 1997 The Petticoat Expeditions
 1996 Portraits chinois
 1991 Where Angels Fear to Tread
Caroline Abbott
 1990 Hamlet
 1989 Francesco
 1988 La maschera
 1987 Maurice
Lady at Cricket Match (uncredited)
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Narrator of Audiobook "The Diary of Anne Frank" See more »

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15 Interviews | 13 Articles | 15 Pictorials | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Helena Bonham-Carter


5' 2" (1.57 m)

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[on undertaking the role of Elizabeth Taylor] My mother said, 'Don't do it. You're trespassing on other people's dreams'. And I said, 'Well, I know mom but the script's so good'. Good writing is very rare. And there are so many facets to her, that I couldn't say no to her personality. There was a hell of a lot to it. I had a massive file. Tim Burton was like, 'Jesus, it looks as if you're writing... See more »


Her grandmother, Violet Bonham Carter, was friends with Prime Minister Winston Churchill. In The King's Speech (2010), Helena acts opposite Churchill, as played by Timothy Spall. See more »


Unique offbeat style of dress with lots of black clothing See more »

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