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Helena Bonham Carter

1966-05-26 Golders Green, London, England, UK

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Helena Bonham Carter CBE (born May 26, 1966) is an English actress. Known for her roles in independent films and blockbusters, especially period dramas, she is the recipient of various accolades, including a British Academy Film Award and three Screen Actors Guild Awards, in addition to nominations for two Academy Awards, four British Academy Television Awards, nine Golden Globe Awards, and five Primetime Emmy Awards. Bonham Carter rose to prominence by playing Lucy Honeychurch in A Room with a View (1985) and the title character in Lady Jane (1986). Her early period roles saw her typecast as a virginal "English rose", a label she was uncomfortable with. She is best known for her eccentric fashion, dark aesthetic, and for often playing quirky women. For her role as Kate Croy in The Wings of the Dove (1997), Bonham Carter received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress, and for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother in The King's Speech (2010), she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her other films include Hamlet (1990), Howards End (1992), Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994), Mighty Aphrodite (1995), Fight Club (1999), Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005), the Harry Potter series (2007–2011) as Bellatrix Lestrange, Great Expectations (2012) as Miss Havisham, Les Misérables (2012), Cinderella (2015), Ocean's 8 (2018), and Enola Holmes (2020). Her collaborations with director Tim Burton, her former domestic partner, include Big Fish (2003), Corpse Bride (2005), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) as Mrs. Lovett, Alice in Wonderland (2010) as the Red Queen, and Dark Shadows (2012). For her role as children's author Enid Blyton in the BBC Four biographical film Enid (2009), she won the 2010 International Emmy Award for Best Actress and was nominated for the British Academy Television Award for Best Actress. Her other television films include Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald (1993), Live from Baghdad (2002), Toast (2010), and Burton & Taylor (2013). From 2019 to 2020, she portrayed Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon in seasons three and four of Netflix's The Crown.


The Velveteen Rabbit Wise Horse (voice) 2023-11-21
One Life Babi Winton 2023-12-21
Merchant Ivory Self 2023-11-11
imagine… Russell T Davies: The Doctor and Me Self 2023-12-18
The Real Nolly Self - Narrator (voice) 2023-02-02
Charles III: The Coronation Year Narrator 2023-12-26
Enola Holmes 2 Eudoria Holmes 2022-11-30
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts Self 2022-01-01
Three Minutes: A Lengthening Self - Narrator (voice) 2022-12-02
Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends Self 2022-05-03
The House Jen (voice) 2022-01-14
Hannibal Hopkins et Sir Anthony Self (archive footage) 2021-03-26
Dragonheart: Vengeance Siveth (voice) 2020-02-04
Cinderella: A Comic Relief Pantomime for Christmas Lady Devilla 2020-12-24
Enola Holmes Eudoria Holmes 2020-09-23
The Gruffalo and Me: The Remarkable Julia Donaldson reader 2020-12-25
Clown Narrator (voice) 2020-12-25
Tintoretto - Un ribelle a Venezia Narrator (voice) 2019-02-25
Children In Need 2019: Got It Covered Self 2019-10-30
E. M. Forster: His Longest Journey Self 2019-10-19
Reimagining The Met Gala Self 2018-09-11
Ocean's Eight Rose Weil 2018-06-07
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero Margaret Conroy (voice) 2018-04-13
55 Steps Eleanor Riese 2018-03-01
Ocean's Team 3.0 Self 2018-09-11
Poles Apart Nanuk 2017-06-28
Alice Through the Looking Glass Red Queen 2016-05-25
Cinderella Fairy Godmother 2015-03-06
Wild Africa Narrator 2015-01-01
Suffragette Edith Ellyn 2015-10-16
Salting the Battlefield Margot Tyrell 2014-03-27
Turks & Caicos Margot Tyrell 2014-03-20
Le train où vont les choses Self 2014-06-06
Night Will Fall Narrator (voice) 2014-06-07
The Lone Ranger Red Harrington 2013-07-03
Burton and Taylor Elizabeth Taylor 2013-07-22
Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck Self 2013-04-28
The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet Dr. Clair 2013-10-16
A Therapy Patient 2012-05-22
Dark Shadows: The Collinses - Every Family Has Its Demons Self 2012-10-09
The Price of Kings: Shimon Peres Narrator 2012-04-30
Les Misérables Madame Thénardier 2012-12-18
Dark Shadows Dr. Julia Hoffman 2012-05-09
The Price of Kings: Yasser Arafat Narrator 2012-03-19
Great Expectations Miss Havisham 2012-11-30
The Gruffalo's Child Mother Squirrel (voice) 2011-12-25
When Harry Left Hogwarts Self 2011-11-11
Discovering Hamlet Ophelia (archive footage) 2011-11-01
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Bellatrix Lestrange 2011-07-12
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Bellatrix Lestrange 2010-11-17
Toast Mrs Potter 2010-12-30
Alice in Wonderland: The Mad Hatter Self 2010-06-01
Alice in Wonderland: Finding Alice Self 2010-06-01
Alice in Wonderland The Red Queen 2010-03-03
The King's Speech Queen Elizabeth 2010-11-26
The Gruffalo Mother Squirrel (voice) 2009-12-25
Terminator Salvation Serena 2009-05-20
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Bellatrix Lestrange 2009-07-15
Enid Enid Blyton 2009-11-16
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - Burton + Carter + Depp = Todd Self 2008-04-01
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Mrs. Lovett 2007-12-20
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Bellatrix Lestrange 2007-07-08
Sixty Six Esther Rubens 2006-11-03
Conversations with Other Women Woman 2006-06-07
Magnificent 7 Maggi Jackson 2005-12-13
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Mrs. Bucket 2005-07-13
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Lady Campanula Tottington (voice) 2005-09-04
Corpse Bride Corpse Bride (voice) 2005-09-12
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Beatrice Baudelaire (uncredited) 2004-12-16
The Heart of Me Dinah 2004-02-10
Big Fish Jenny (young & senior) / The Witch 2003-12-25
Live from Baghdad Ingrid Formanek 2002-12-07
Till Human Voices Wake Us Ruby 2002-09-12
Football Mum 2001-01-01
Planet of the Apes Ari 2001-07-25
Novocaine Susan 2001-11-23
Women Talking Dirty Cora 2001-12-07
Carnivale Milly (voice) 2000-02-09
Fight Club Marla Singer 1999-10-15
The Theory of Flight Jane Hatchard 1999-01-22
The Revengers' Comedies Karen Knightly 1998-06-09
The Wings of the Dove Kate Croy 1997-09-04
Keep the Aspidistra Flying Rosemary 1997-11-20
Twelfth Night Olivia 1996-10-25
Portraits chinois Ada 1996-09-12
Margaret's Museum Margaret MacNeil 1995-09-13
Mighty Aphrodite Amanda 1995-09-13
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Elizabeth 1994-11-04
Butter Dorothy 1994-01-01
A Dark Adapted Eye 1994-01-02
Rik Mayall Presents: Dancing Queen Pandora / Julie 1993-06-03
Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald Marina Oswald 1993-11-15
White Bear's Secret White Bear (voice) 1992-04-19
Howards End Helen Schlegel 1992-03-13
Mel Gibson Goes Back to School Ophelia (archive footage) 1991-01-01
Where Angels Fear to Tread Caroline Abbott 1991-06-21
Brown Bear's Wedding White Bear (voice) 1991-12-25
Hamlet Ophelia 1990-12-19
Beatrix: The Early Life of Beatrix Potter Beatrix Potter 1990-06-08
Getting It Right Minerva Munday 1989-05-05
Francesco Chiara 1989-03-22
Arms and the Man Raina Petkoff 1989-04-16
La maschera Iris 1988-05-10
Maurice Young Lady at Cricket Match 1987-09-18
A Hazard of Hearts Serena Staverley 1987-12-27
The Vision Jo Marriner 1987-11-25
A Room with a View Lucy Honeychurch 1986-03-07
Lady Jane Lady Jane Grey 1986-02-07
A Pattern of Roses Netty (The Past) 1983-12-29
Four Letters of Love Margaret Gore
Not Bloody Likely Mrs. Patrick Campbell
The Well of Saint Nobody
James Ivory: In Search of Love and Beauty Self
The Land of Sometimes Little Twink
The Offing Dulcie Piper