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.
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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...
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.
Often plays eccentric characters