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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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 2016 Love, Nina (TV Mini-Series) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.5 ... Georgia
- Episode #1.4 ... Georgia
- Episode #1.2 ... Georgia
- Episode #1.3 ... Georgia
- Episode #1.1 ... Georgia
 2015 Codes of Conduct (TV Series) (post-production)
Esther Kaufmann
- Episode #1.6 ... Esther Kaufmann
- Episode #1.5 ... Esther Kaufmann
- Episode #1.4 ... Esther Kaufmann
- Episode #1.3 ... Esther Kaufmann
- Episode #1.2 ... Esther Kaufmann
  55 Steps (pre-production)
Eleanor Reise
 2014 Masterpiece Contemporary (TV Series)
- Worricker: Turks & Caicos (2014) ... Margot
 2014 Superheroes Unite for BBC Children in Need (TV Movie)
Captain Costume (voice)
 2014 Turks & Caicos (TV Movie)
Margot Tyrrell
 2012 A Therapy (Short)
 2011 The Gruffalo's Child (TV Short)
Mother Squirrel (voice)
 2010 Toast (TV Movie)
Mrs. Potter
 2009 The Gruffalo (TV Short)
Mother Squirrel (voice)
 2009 Enid (TV Movie)
Enid Blyton
 2009 Enid: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Enid Blyton (uncredited)
 2005 Magnificent 7 (TV Movie)
Maggi Jackson
 2005 Corpse Bride
Corpse Bride (voice)
 2004 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
Beatrice Baudelaire (uncredited)
 2003 Henry VIII (TV Movie)
Anne Boleyn
 2002 The Heart of Me
 2001 Football (Short)
Mum (as Helena Bonham-Carter)
 2001 Novocaine
 2000 Carnivale
Milly (voice)
 1999 Women Talking Dirty
 1998 The Theory of Flight
Jane Hatchard
 1998 Merlin (TV Mini-Series)
Morgan Le Fey
- Part 3 (1998) ... Morgan Le Fey
- Part 2 (1998) ... Morgan Le Fey
- Part 1 (1998) ... Morgan Le Fey
 1997 The Petticoat Expeditions
 1996 Portraits chinois
 1996 1914-1918 (TV Mini-Series)
Vera Brittain
- Slaughter (1996) ... Vera Brittain (voice)
- Explosion (1996) ... Vera Brittain (voice)
 1994 Butter (TV Short)
 1994 Absolutely Fabulous (TV Series)
Dream Saffron
- Hospital (1994) ... Dream Saffron
 1994 A Dark Adapted Eye (TV Movie)
Faith Severn (adult)
 1993 Dancing Queen (TV Movie)
Pandora / Julie (as Helena Bonham-Carter)
 1992 White Bear's Secret (TV Movie)
White Bear (voice, as Helena Bonham-Carter)
 1991 Brown Bear's Wedding (TV Movie)
White Bear (voice, as Helena Bonham-Carter)
 1991 Where Angels Fear to Tread
Caroline Abbott
 1990 Hamlet
 1989 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Raina Petkoff
 1989 Francesco
 1988 Six Minutes with Ludwig (Short)
The Star
 1988 La maschera
 1987 A Hazard of Hearts (TV Movie)
Serena Staverley
 1987 Screen Two (TV Series)
Jo Marriner
- The Vision (1987) ... Jo Marriner
 1987 Maurice
Lady at Cricket Match (uncredited)
 1987 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Dr. Theresa Lyons
- Theresa (1987) ... Dr. Theresa Lyons
- The Savage (1987) ... Dr. Theresa Lyons
 1983 A Pattern of Roses (TV Movie)
Netty, The Past (introducing)
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Narrator of the Audiobook "Remember Me" See more »

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

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Very early on you figure out that you put your self-esteem in the hands of strangers. There's a different commodity. There's the Helena Bonham Carter that everyone thinks they know, who really has nothing to do with me. But you just have to let that go. See more »


In 2005, her voice appeared in two stop-motion animated films. They were Corpse Bride (2005) and The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005). Both films were nominated for the Academy award for best animated film. The award went to Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. See more »


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