HELENA BONHAM CARTER has starred in a wide variety of film and television
projects both in the United States and in her native England. Recent credits include: OCEAN’S 8, ST. STUBBY: AN AMERICAN HERO, CINDERELLA, SUFFRAGETTE, LES MISÉRABLES, THE LONE RANGER, GREAT EXPECTATIONS, DARK SHADOWS, ALICE IN WONDERLAND: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS and HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2, reprising the role of the evil Bellatrix Lestrange, which she first played in the three previous Harry Potter films. She appears as Princess Margaret in Netflix’s THE CROWN, as Eudoria in ENOLA HOLMES, and is heard in THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE. (Continue Reading)
Bonham Carter earned Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations for her role in THE KING’S SPEECH opposite Colin Firth. She was previously honored with Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations and won an Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actress for her performance as Mrs. Lovett in Tim Burton’s screen adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET starring Johnny Depp in the title role. She also received Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA 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. That performance also brought her Best Actress awards from several critics’ organizations, including the Los Angeles Film Critics, Broadcast Film Critics, National Board of Review and London Film Critics Circle.
Bonham Carter made her feature film debut in 1986 in the title role of Trevor Nunn’s historical biopic LADY JANE. She had barely wrapped production on that film when director James Ivory offered her the lead in A ROOM WITH A VIEW, based on the book by E.M. Forster. She went on to receive acclaim in two more screen adaptations of Forster novels: Charles Sturridge’s WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD and James Ivory’s HOWARDS END, for which she earned her first BAFTA Award nomination. Bonham Carter’s early film work includes: Franco Zeffirelli’s HAMLET, opposite Mel Gibson; MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN, and TWELFTH NIGHT. She went on to star in David Fincher’s FIGHT CLUB, with Brad Pitt and Edward Norton, as well as BIG FISH, PLANET OF THE APES and CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY.
On the small screen, she earned Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations for her performances in the telefilms BURTON AND TAYLOR as Elizabeth Taylor, LIVE FROM BAGHDAD, the miniseries MERLIN, and a Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of Marina Oswald in the miniseries FATAL DECEPTION: MRS. LEE HARVEY OSWALD. She also starred in David Hare’s British telefilms TURKS & CAICOS/SALTING THE BATTLEFIELD, in the British miniseries LOVE, NINA about author Nina Stibbe’s letters to her sister, and in HENRY VIII as Anne Boleyn. Additional starring credits include the BBC telefilms TOAST alongside Freddie Highmore, MAGNIFICENT 7, as the mother of seven children, including four autistic children.