Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham Carter

Movie Actress

Helena Bonham Carter CBE is an English actress. Known for her roles in blockbusters and independent films, particularly period dramas, she has received various awards and nominations, including a British ...

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May 26, 1966
5′ 2″
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Helena Bonham Carter was born on May 26, 1966 in Golders Green, London, England. She is an English actress and activist who has appeared in some of the most acclaimed films of the past 25 years.

Bonham Carter attended Westminster School and studied at University College London for a degree in Old and Middle English. After graduating, she began her acting career by appearing in BBC television productions before making her feature film debut in Lady Jane (1986). Other notable early roles include Room with a View (1986), Howard's End (1992), and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994).

In 1997, Bonham Carter starred opposite Johnny Depp as Bellatrix Lestrange in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) and reprised her role for its two sequels. More recent credits include Les Misérables (2012), Cinderella (2015), Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016), Ocean's 8 (2018), The King's Speech (2010) for which she received an Academy Award nomination, and Darkest Hour (2017). 

Bonham Carter's work has earned her numerous awards including two BAFTA Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, four British Independent Film Awards, five Empire Awards, a Saturn Award and an Academy Award nomination. She is also active with numerous charities related to social justice issues such as poverty alleviation and environmental protection.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1966</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Helena Bonham Carter is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On May 26, 1966, Helena Bonham Carter was born in London, England.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1987</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Early Film Credit</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bonham Carter earns her first onscreen credit for the British film ‘A Pattern of Roses’.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1990</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Breakthrough Performance in 'Hamlet'</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bonham Carter stars in the 1990 film adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ as Ophelia, a performance that garnered her critical acclaim.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2001</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Academy Award Nomination</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">For her performance in the film ‘Planet of the Apes’, Bonham Carter receives an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. </p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2010</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joins the Harry Potter Franchise</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bonham Carter joins the cast of the Harry Potter franchise as Bellatrix Lestrange and appears in five films.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives CBE from Queen Elizabeth II</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bonham Carter is appointed Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives BAFTA Fellowship Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bonham Carter receives the prestigious BAFTA Fellowship Award for her contributions to film.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's a Talented Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Helena Bonham Carter is an incredibly talented actress. She has acted in some of the most iconic films of our time such as “Harry Potter” and “Alice in Wonderland”. Her acting range is impressive, from comedic roles to serious dramas.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's Bold and Creative</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Helena Bonham Carter has always been bold and creative with her choices when it comes to fashion, hairstyles, and makeup. She has experimented with different looks throughout her career, and she never shies away from taking risks.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's an Inspiration to Others</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Helena Bonham Carter is an inspiration to others because she has proven that success can be achieved despite facing great challenges. She has overcome personal struggles, including depression and anxiety, to become one of the most successful actresses of our time.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Has a Degree in Ancient History</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Helena Bonham Carter has an honors degree in ancient history from Cambridge University.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Fluent in French and Italian</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Helena Bonham Carter is fluent in French and Italian, having studied both languages at the University of Westminster.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> First Film Role at Age 16</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Helena Bonham Carter's first film role was playing Lucy Honeychurch in A Room with a View, when she was only 16 years old.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Nominated for Two Academy Awards</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Helena Bonham Carter has been nominated for two Academy Awards, for her roles in The King's Speech and The Wings of the Dove.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Played 11 Different Roles in Harry Potter</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Helena Bonham Carter played 11 different roles in the Harry Potter films, including Bellatrix Lestrange, Rita Skeeter, and Nymphadora Tonks.</p></div>


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