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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. Through her father, she is the ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 42 wins & 80 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The King's Speech
The King's Speech Queen Elizabeth
(2010)
Fight Club
Fight Club Marla Singer
(1999)
Alice in Wonderland
(2010)

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  55 Steps (post-production)
Eleanor Riese
  Ocean's Ocho (pre-production) (rumored)
 2005 Corpse Bride
Corpse Bride (voice)
 2004 A Series of Unfortunate Events
Beatrice Baudelaire (uncredited)
 2002 The Heart of Me
Dinah
 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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Other Works:

She acted in Arthur Wing Pinero's play, "Trelawny of the Wells," at the Comedy Theatre in London, England with Michael Hordern, Jason Connery, Peter Bayliss, Margaret Courtenay, Edward Duke, Kelly Hunter, Joe Melia, Oliver Parker, Ronnie Stevens, and Sarah Brightman in the cast. Toby Robertson was director. See more »

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16 Interviews | 13 Articles | 15 Pictorials | 10 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 »

Trivia:

In 1992, she was starring in "Trelawny of the Wells" on stage, when the Independent theatre critic Paul Taylor said that he would have been able to have appreciated her performance more from a restricted-viewing seat. Bonham Carter calmly wrote him a letter suggesting that the next time he came to see her he ought to let her know, so she might ensure that was the case. See more »

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Star Sign:

Gemini

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