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Helena Bonham Carter


Helena Bonham Carter, the youngest of three children of Raymond Bonham Carter, a merchant banker, and Elena Bonham Carter (née Propper de Callejón), a psychotherapist, was born in Golders Green, London, England on May 26, 1966. She is the great-granddaughter of former Prime Minister Herbert H. Asquith and her blue-blooded family tree also contains... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 39 wins & 63 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Suffragette (post-production)
Edith New
 2012 A Therapy (Short)
Patient
 2005 Corpse Bride
Corpse Bride (voice)
 2004 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
Beatrice Baudelaire (uncredited)
 2002 The Heart of Me
Dinah
 2001 Football (Short)
Mum (as Helena Bonham-Carter)
 2001 Novocaine
Susan
 2000 Carnivale
Milly (voice)
 1999 Women Talking Dirty
Cora
 1998 The Theory of Flight
Jane Hatchard
 1997 The Petticoat Expeditions
Narrator
 1996 Portraits chinois
Ada
 1991 Where Angels Fear to Tread
Caroline Abbott
 1990 Hamlet
Ophelia
 1989 Francesco
Chiara
 1988 La maschera
Iris
 1987 Maurice
Lady at Cricket Match (uncredited)
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Narrator of the Audiobook "A Dog So Small" by Philippa Pearce See more »

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15 Interviews | 12 Articles | 15 Pictorials | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Helena Bonham-Carter

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Personal Quote:

[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 »

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Underwent extensive vocal lessons and studied baking in preparation for her role in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007). See more »

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Often works with director Tim Burton, Timothy Spall and Johnny Depp See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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