Helena Bonham Carter, a two-time Academy Award® nominee, earned her latest Oscar® nod for her performance in 2010′s true-life drama The King’s Speech, directed by Tom Hooper. Her portrayal of Elizabeth, the wife of King George VI, also brought her Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award® nominations, and won BAFTA and British Independent Film Awards. Additionally, the stars of The King’s Speech won a SAG Award® for Outstanding Motion Picture Cast.
She was honored with her first Oscar® nod, as well as Golden Globe, BAFTA Award and SAG Award® nominations for her work in the 1997 romantic period drama The Wings of the Dove, based on the novel by Henry James. For her performance in that film, she also won Best Actress Awards from a number of critics’ organizations, including the Los Angeles Film Critics, Broadcast Film Critics, National Board of Review and London Film Critics’ Circle.
Bonham Carter also garnered a Golden Globe nomination and won an Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actress for her performance as Mrs. Lovett in Tim Burton‘s 2009 screen adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, opposite Johnny Depp in the title role. In 2010, she re-teamed with Burton and Depp for the fantastical adventure hit Alice in Wonderland. Read more