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Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham Carter


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Birth Date :

May 26, 1966

Birth Place :

Golders Green, London, England

Claim to fame :

As Lucy Honeychurch in "A Room with a View" (1985)


Having no formal acting training, Helena Bonham Carter made her professional acting debut at the age of 16 in a television commercial and in a minor TV film "A Pattern of Roses". She subsequently secured her first leading role in a film in the 1986 "Lady Jane" as the title character. In fact, her breakthrough role was that of Lucy Honeychurch in "A Room with a View", which was filmed after "Lady Jane", but released a year earlier. After that she filmed roles in such films, as "A Hazard of Hearts", "The Mask", "Dancing Queen", and "Twelfth Night: Or What You Will".

Carter rose to international stardom with her portrayal of Kate Croy in the 1997 "The Wings of the Dove", through which she earned her first Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. She had since lent her famous figure to numerous notable film features, including "Planet of the Apes", "Big Fish", "Conversations with Other Women", and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory". She, moreover, also starred as Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter film series; "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix", "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince", "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1", and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2".

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Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton Split After 13 Years Together

December 23, 2014 21:08:20 GMT

Actress , 48, and director Tim Burton, 56, have called it quits. The couple parted ways after two children and 13 years together. When and why they split is not disclosed, but the breakup is described as an amicable one.

Emma Thompson Forgives Helena Bonham Carter for Her Affair With Kenneth Branagh

November 12, 2013 06:46:57 GMT

didn't hold a grudge against for her affair with then-husband . The actress who is now happily married to actor Greg Wise said, "Helena and I made our peace years and years ago."

Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton Make First Public Appearance Together Following Cheating Report

October 08, 2013 07:43:01 GMT

and Tim Burton held hands as they made their first public appearance after the filmmaker was reported kissing a blond woman. Carter and Burton was photographed together as they appeared as special guests at a performance of Danny Elfman's music from "The Nightmare Before Christmas" on Monday night, October 7.

Helena Bonham Carter: Tim Burton Cheating Report Is 'Nonsense'

October 05, 2013 04:14:08 GMT

Tim Burton's longtime partner says allegation that the director cheated on her is "nonsense." The New York Post previously shared a grainy photo of a man who looks like the "" director kissing a mystery blond.

Helena Bonham Carter Gets Explosive in 'Burton and Taylor' First Trailer

September 19, 2013 06:42:08 GMT

BBC America has released a trailer for its own movie, sharing footage from "". As hinted by the title, the TV movie highlights the legendary couple with and playing Liz and Richard Burton respectively.

'Cinderella' Finds Her Fairy Godmother in Helena Bonham Carter

June 21, 2013 02:15:47 GMT

lands a role as a fairy godmother of "", The Hollywood Reporter learns. In the live-action movie directed by , the character will get more screen time than in Disney's 1950 animated film. She will appear as an old beggar who watches over Cinderella before revealing her true identity to the orphaned girl.

Video: Zooey Deschanel Performs the National Anthem at the World Series

October 24, 2011 05:35:13 GMT

proves that she can sing. Before the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers faced off at Game 4 of the 2011 World Series on Sunday, October 23 night, the leading lady of FOX's new series "" stepped onto the field to perform the National Anthem.

Gary Oldman and Helena Bonham Carter Eyed to Star in 'Akira'

October 24, 2011 04:37:02 GMT

As soon as it gets a greenlight from Warner Bros. Pictures, "" moves forward with its casting. After it was reported that is the front-runner to play protagonist Kaneda, it is now said that and are also offered roles in the anime-adapted movie.

'Harry Potter' Stars to Appear on Larry King-Hosted One-Hour Special

June 29, 2011 08:20:12 GMT

"Harry Potter" movie series is set to take its final bow this summer and CNN will celebrate it by presenting an interview with the main cast. , , , , and Robbie Coltrane will sit down with in "CNN Presents: A Larry King Special - Harry Potter: The Final Chapter".

'Harry Potter' Stars Up for 'Great Expectations'

April 23, 2011 04:21:11 GMT

and will allegedly team up once again in "". The two "Harry Potter" stars are up to take the roles of Abel Magwitch and Miss Havisham respectively in the film adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel.

2011 BAFTA Awards Winners Led by 'The King's Speech'

February 14, 2011 03:30:24 GMT

"" continued its reign over the movie industry's awards season by taking home seven trophies at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards (BAFTAs) on Sunday, February 13.

Helena Bonham Carter Won Early BAFTAs

February 14, 2011 02:11:04 GMT

was one of the early winners at Sunday, February 13's British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards (BAFTAs), walking away with the Best Supporting Actress title for her performance in "".

Michael Jackson's Dermatologist Is Bankrupt

January 26, 2011 03:42:34 GMT

's former dermatologist Dr. Arnold Klein has filed for bankruptcy after racking up huge debts. The skin doctor filed a petition with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Los Angeles last week, according to TMZ.com.

Ice-T's Teenage Son Arrested for Alleged Public Indecency

January 26, 2011 03:05:44 GMT

Rapper/actor 's teenage son has been arrested on suspicion of public indecency. Ice Marrow, Jr., the 19-year-old son of the "" star, was detained by officers of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) in California in the early hours of Monday morning, January 24.

James Franco Made Sex Tape When He Was Teen

January 26, 2011 02:55:27 GMT

gained a newfound respect for professional porn stars after he tried and failed to make his own saucy sex tape at the age of 19. The "" star admits he filmed his raunchy bedroom antics as a teenager but was less than impressed when he watched back the footage.

'Son of No One' Receives Lukewarm Response at Sundance Film Fest

January 26, 2011 02:53:08 GMT

The first screening of 's new movie "" was marred by a number of walkouts at a preview for Hollywood executives on Monday, January 24. The gritty crime drama, starring Pacino, , and , received a lukewarm response from the audience at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Sophie Monk Engaged to 'Male Version' of Herself

January 26, 2011 02:48:47 GMT

Australian actress/singer is engaged to marry her businessman boyfriend. The 31 year old's longtime pal Jimmy Esebag, who is 20 years her senior, proposed during a recent night out at her favorite Los Angeles restaurant.

'The King's Speech' Tops Oscar Nominations 2011

January 25, 2011 15:25:59 GMT

"" has landed top nods, including Best Picture and acting honors for , and , as well as a Best Director mention for Tom Hooper. Also nominated for Best Picture are "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "" and "".

Helena Bonham Carter Wants to Age Naturally Like Judi Dench

January 22, 2011 03:42:10 GMT

British actress will never go under the knife to halt the aging process - because she's convinced her career will go downhill if she has "work done". The "" star has never resorted to cosmetic procedures and she has every intention of keeping it that way because she's convinced her "natural looks" appeal to movie directors.

Helena Bonham Carter: Colin Firth Will Win Oscar

December 16, 2010 04:08:01 GMT

is convinced her "" co-star is heading for glory at the upcoming Academy Awards, insisting the actor will be nominated for an Oscar and he "will win".

Helena Bonham Carter Laughs at Vanity Fair for Naming Her Best Dressed

November 29, 2010 06:31:41 GMT

burst into laughter when she learned she had been named as one of Vanity Fair magazine's best dressed celebrities - because editors lauded the British actress for the same outfits critics had previously savaged her for.

Helena Bonham Carter to Receive Richard Harris Award at BIFAs

November 18, 2010 03:12:47 GMT

will be honored with the top prize at the 13th annual British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) next month, December to mark her contribution to the movie industry. The "" star will receive the prestigious Richard Harris Award at the annual ceremony on December 5.

Red Band Trailer for 'I Love You Phillip Morris' Comes Out

October 22, 2010 08:34:32 GMT

A red band trailer for "" has been made available for viewing pleasure to remind people of the upcoming U.S. release. Consolidated Pictures Group will distribute it in limited U.S. theaters on December 3 after they scrapped initial plans to drop it in April reportedly because of public's reaction to the film's sexual content.

'The King's Speech' Premiered at London Film Festival

October 22, 2010 07:35:56 GMT

After making its way from one to another film festival in the U.S., "" has finally landed in England. The movie took part at the 54th BFI London Film Festival, being premiered at Odeon Leicester Square on Thursday, October 21.

British Stars Dominate International Emmys Nominations

October 05, 2010 05:00:24 GMT

Actors and will be flying the flag for the U.K. at the International Emmy Awards after helping Britain land a total of nine nominations. The "" star has been hailed in the best actress category for her TV portrayal of iconic children's writer Enid Blyton in "Enid", while Hoskins is up for best actor for his role in BBC drama "The Street".

Helena Bonham Carter Got Pregnant Because of Singing

June 01, 2010 09:07:33 GMT

British actress is tentative about taking on another musical role because she's convinced her role in husband Tim Burton's "" sent her hormones into a spin, and she became pregnant. The "Howards End" star loved hitting the high notes as Mrs. Lovett in the movie musical and only wishes she had more time to perfect her singing skills.

Helena Bonham Carter and Julie Walters Nominated at BAFTA Awards

May 11, 2010 03:59:33 GMT

"Harry Potter" stars and will battle it out at this year's British Academy (BAFTA) Television Awards after they both received nominations in the Best Actress category. Bonham Carter's turn as beloved author Enid Blyton in "Enid" earned her the honor, while Walters received a double nod in the category - she has been nominated for her role in "Mo", which saw her play British Labor Party politician Mo Mowlam, and drama "A Short Stay in Switzerland".

Helena Bonham Carter Receives Newspaper's Apology

March 08, 2010 03:01:38 GMT

has received an official apology from a U.K. newspaper for making "unfounded" comments about her home set-up with partner Tim Burton. In an article published in The Independent on February 27 titled "One big happy family three separate houses", writer Amy Jenkins claimed the "Planet of the Apes" actress lived in a separate house next door to longterm partner Burton.

Four Go Home, 'American Idol' Top 20 Revealed

February 26, 2010 03:09:31 GMT

Some shocking turns came up on "" result show. While Tim Urban and Haley Vaughn who did bad on the performance night get to stay in the competition, judges' favorites Joe Munoz and Ashley Rodriguez went home.

'Alice in Wonderland' Held Royal World Premiere in U.K.

February 26, 2010 02:28:06 GMT

"" has London, U.K. as its first stop to hold a promotional appearance and screening. The so-called "royal world premiere" saw the attendance of not only celebrities from the entertainment world but also from the Royal Family. Prince Charles came to the event accompanied by his wife Camilla.