Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham Carter

Infobox Actor

caption = at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival promoting "Curse of the Wererabbit"
birthname = Helena Bonham Carter
birthdate = birth date and age|1966|5|26|
birthplace = Golders Green, London, England
yearsactive = 1983–present
occupation = Actress, Singer
parter = Tim Burton–2 Children
emmyawards = 2000 "Live From Baghdad"

awards = NBR Award for Best Actress
1997 "The Wings of the Dove"

Evening Standard British Film Awards

2008 "" shared with "Conversations with Other Women"

Empire Award

1991"Fight Club"

Cine Award

2003 "Henry VIII"

2004 ""

Critics' Choice Award

1997 "The Wings of the Dove"

"The Wings of the Dove"
domesticpartner=Tim Burton (2001 - present) 2 children

Helena Bonham Carter (born 26 May 1966) is an Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated English actress. She is best known for her portrayals of Lucy Honeychurch in the film "A Room with a View", Marla Singer in the film "Fight Club", Bellatrix Lestrange in "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix", her Oscar-nominated performance as Kate Croy in "The Wings of the Dove", her Golden Globe-nominated performance as Mrs. Lovett in "", as well as her other collaborations with her domestic partner, Tim Burton. Bonham Carter has recently signed on to star as the leading villain, Serena, alongside Christian Bale in "Terminator Salvation", and The Red Queen in her partner Tim Burton's 2010 film, "Alice in Wonderland".


Early life and family background

Bonham Carter was born in Golders Green, London. Her mother, Elena (née Propper de Callejón), is a psychotherapist. Her father, Raymond Bonham Carter, was a merchant banker and the alternate UK director representing the Bank of England at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. during the 1960s;cite news|last=Costa|first=Maddy|coauthors=|title='It's all gone widescreen'|pages=|publisher=Guardian Unlimited|date=2006-11-03|url=http://film.guardian.co.uk/interview/interviewpages/0,,1937548,00.html|accessdate=2007-07-13] [cite web|last=|first=|authorlink=|coauthors=|title=Helena Bonham Carter Biography (1966-)|publisher=FilmReference.com|date=2007|url=http://www.filmreference.com/film/39/Helena-Bonham-Carter.html|format=|accessdate=2007-07-13] [cite web|last=|first=|authorlink=|coauthors=|title=Helena Bonham Carter|publisher=Yahoo! Movies|date=|url=http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800018966/bio|format=|accessdate=2007-07-13] he came from a famous British political family, being the son of Maurice Bonham Carter and Violet Bonham Carter, Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury (whose father was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, H. H. Asquith). Bonham Carter's maternal grandfather, Eduardo Propper de Callejón, was of half Spanish and half Jewish ancestry, and served as a diplomat and former Minister-Counsellor at the Spanish Embassy in Washington, D.C. Bonham Carter's Jewish maternal grandmother, Hélène Fould-Springer, was the daughter of Baron Eugène Fould-Springer (a French-born banker who was a cousin of Achille Fould), and Mitzi Springer (whose father was the industrialist Baron Gustav Springer).cite news|last=Frazer|first=Jenni|coauthors=|title=How Helena’s grandfather was finally recognised as a true hero|pages=|publisher=The Jewish Chronicle|date=2009-02-08|url=http://www.thejc.com/home.aspx?ParentId=m11&SecId=11&AId=57933&ATypeId=1|accessdate=2008-02-08] cite news|last=Barber|first=Lynn|coauthors=|title=Helena Bonham Carter: 'Couldn't she just wear a babygro?'|pages=|publisher=Guardian Unlimited|date=1997-04-20|url=http://film.guardian.co.uk/Feature_Story/Observer/0,,44062,00.html|accessdate=2007-07-13] Hélène Fould-Springer's sister was the French philanthropist Liliane de Rothschild (1916–2003), the wife of Baron Élie de Rothschild, and her other sister, Therese, was the mother of British writer David Pryce-Jones.

Bonham Carter has two brothers, Edward and Thomas, and is a distant cousin of fellow actor Crispin Bonham-Carter, who played Mr. Bingley in the 1995 BBC production of Pride and Prejudice. Bonham Carter was educated at the South Hampstead High School, a girls' independent school in Hampstead, London and later at Westminster School, a co-educational independent school near the Palace of Westminster. Bonham Carter was denied admission to King's College, Cambridge University, not because of her grades or her test scores, but because school officials were afraid that she would leave mid-term to pursue her acting career. Because of Cambridge's rejection, Bonham Carter decided to concentrate fully on acting.


for the role. [cite web|url=http://www.deep-focus.com/flicker/breaking.html|title=Breaking the Waves|accessdate=2008-10-07|date=2004-01-07|work=Deep Focus]

These early films led to her being typecast as a "corset queen", and "English rose", playing pre- and early 20th century characters, particularly in Merchant-Ivory films. She expanded her range,; her more recent films are "Fight Club", "", and Tim Burton's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", "Corpse Bride", "Big Fish", and "Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street". She also speaks French fluently, starring in a 1996 French film "Portraits chinois". In August 2001, she was featured in "Maxim". Bonham Carter was a member of the jury at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival that unanimously selected "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" as the best film. [cite web|url=http://gofrance.about.com/od/cannesfilmfestival/a/cannes2006jury.htm|title=Cannes Film Festival 2006 Official Juries|accessdate=2008-10-07|date=2008-10-07|work=Go France]

". It is said that she will play a small but pivotal role, but will be the lead villain of the film. [cite web|url=http://screenrant.com/terminator-4-helena-bonham-carter-niall-2837/|title=Terminator 4 Gets Helena Bonham Carter! |accessdate=|date=2008-07-01|publisher=ScreenRant]

In May 2006, Bonham Carter launched her own fashion line, "The Pantaloonies," with swimwear designer Samantha Sage. Their first collection, called Bloomin' Bloomers, is a Victorian style selection of camisoles, mop caps and bloomers. The duo are now working on Pantaloonies customized jeans which Bonham Carter describes as "a kind of scrapbook on the bum". Bonham Carter also planned to return to the West End with an appearance in "Rubenstein's Kiss"; however, the play was delayed because of her busy schedule. The production, also set to star Gary Kemp of Spandau Ballet fame, was due to open in November 2004 but has now been postponed. [cite web|url=http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/celebrity/article707405.ece|title=English eccentric|accessdate=2008-10-07|date=2006-04-22|work=Times Online]

In September 2006, Wild Target director, Jonathan Lynn, confirmed in an email to a [http://mrs-lovett.org/ fansite] , that Bonham Carter had in fact had to drop out of his film due to filming difficulties. He then went on to say that she had joined the cast of partner Tim Burton's 2010 film, "Alice in Wonderland". [cite web|url=http://mrs-lovett.org/index.php?subaction=showcomments&id=1222106285&archive=&start_from=&ucat=&|title=Helena Bonham Carter in "Alice in Wonderland"|accessdate=|date=2008-09-22|publisher=Mrs-Lovett.org] Bonham Carter's role has now been confirmed, and it is Red Queen. [cite web|url=http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/homepagenews/Burton-brings-Hollywood-Cornwall/article-359753-detail/article.html|title=Burton brings Hollywood to Cornwall|accessdate=2008-09-29|date=2008-09-29|work=This is Cornwall] Bonham Carter will be appearing alongside various big names such as Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Matt Lucas and Christopher Lee. Bonham Carter and Hathaway will be playing the two dualing sisters, the Red and White Queens, respectively. Bonham Carter's role consists of two merged roles, the Queen of Hearts, and the Red Queen. [cite web|url=http://www.joblo.com/index.php?id=23340|title=Bonham Carter and Hathaway Join "Alice in Wonderland"|accessdate=2008-10-07|date=2008-10-07|work=JoBlo.com] [cite web|url=http://www.thehollywoodnews.com/artman2/publish/movie_news/Anne-Hathaway-in-Wonderland-12071008.php|title=Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway in "Wonderland"|accessdate=2008-10-07|date=2008-10-07|work=The Hollywood News] [cite web|url=http://www.cinematical.com/2008/10/07/hathaway-and-bonham-carter-join-alice-in-wonderland/|title=Hathaway and Bonham Carter Join 'Alice in Wonderland'|accessdate=2008-10-07|date=2008-10-07|work=Cinematical]

Personal life

Bonham Carter was in a relationship with actor Kenneth Branagh (with whom she appeared in several films) from 1994 (while he was married to actress Emma Thompson) to the summer of 1999. She then briefly dated actors Rufus Sewell and Steve Martin. [cite news|last=WENN|first=|coauthors=|title=Steve Martin Dumped By Helena Bonham Carter
pages=|publisher=IMDB News|date=2000-08-14|url=http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000188/news|accessdate=2007-07-13
] In October 2001, she began her current relationship with director Tim Burton (while he was "engaged" to Lisa Marie), whom she met while filming "Planet of the Apes". She has appeared in all of his subsequent films. They live in Belsize Park, London, in adjoining houses with a connecting hallway, each part decorated and styled to suit their own personalities, because they felt they couldn't live 'together' but didn't want to live apart.

They purchased the house when she became pregnant with the couple's first child, son Billy Ray Burton, who was born on 4 October 2003. At age 41, she gave birth to her second child, a daughter named Nell Burton, on 15 December 2007 in Central London. [cite web|url=http://www.celebrity-babies.com/2007/12/tim-burton-and.html|title=Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter take son Billy Ray for a walk|accessdate=2007-12-27|date=2007-12-27|publisher=Celebrity-babies.com] She says she named her daughter Nell after all the "Helens" in her family lineage. [cite web|url=http://www.jewishjournal.com/hollywood_jew/article/helena_bonham_carter_jewish_mother_20080730|title=Helena Bonham Carter Releases Daughter's Name |accessdate=|date=2008-07-30|publisher=Jewish Journal] [cite web|url=http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20217444,00.html|title=Helena Bonham Carter Reveals Her 7-Month-Old's Name|accessdate=2008-08-07|date=2008-08-07|publisher=People.com] In August 2008, four of her relatives were killed in a safari bus crash in South Africa, [cite web|url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/celebritynews/2605341/Helena-Bonham-Carters-relatives-killed-in-safari-crash.html|title=Helena Bonham Carter's relatives killed in safari crash |accessdate=|date=2008-08-23|publisher=The Telegraph] she was given indefinite leave from filming "Terminator Salvation", and returned later on to complete the rest of her filming. [cite web|url=http://filmonic.com/terminator-salvation-halts-bonham-carter|title=Terminator Salvation Halts For Bonham Carter |accessdate=|date=2008-08-24|publisher=Filmonic]

In 2008, both Bonham Carter and Burton put their American apartments up for sale. The apartments are located in the Greenwich Village area, in New York City. The couple sold them for a collective $8.75 million. [cite web|url=http://www.imdb.com/news/ni0550921/|title=Burton + Bonham Carter Sell New York Homes|accessdate=2008-08-14|date=2007-12-27|publisher=WENN] In early October, it was released that Bonham Carter had become a patron of [http://www.actionduchenne.org Action Duchenne] , the national charity established to support parents and sufferers of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Bonham Carter released the statement "As a patron of Action Duchenne, I would like to urge as many people as possible to find out about the work of the charity and the devastating effects of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Treatments and a cure seem tantalisingly close but they will not appear without further support and funding. Please join Action Duchenne in helping to make muscle wasting history." [cite web|url=http://london.jollypeople.com/helena-bonham-carter-action-duchenne/|title=Helena Bonham Carter, New Action Duchenne Patron |accessdate=|date=2008-10-02|publisher=Jolly People]



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*ymovies name|1800018966
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