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Helena Bonham Carter Biography

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Date of Birth 1966-05-26
Nationality British
Profession Actress
Place of Birth Golders Green, London
Boyfriend / Girlfriend Tim Burton

Helena Bonham Carter, is an English actress. She is known for her roles in films, such as The King's Speech, Fight Club and A Room with a View. She is equally known for her role of Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter series. In collaboration with director Tim Burton, she has worked in films like Big Fish, Planet of the Apes, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Corpse Bride, Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Dark Shadows. She is also known for the 2012 movies Great Expectations as Miss Havisham and Les Misérables as Madame Thénardier. She has been twice nominated for an Academy Award , once for her performances as Kate Croy in The Wings of the Dove and the second time as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother in The King's Speech. Furthermore, she has seven Golden Globe nominations, three Primetime Emmy Award nominations, an International Emmy Award for best actress, a BAFTA Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2012 New Year honors list for services to drama, and received the honur from the Queen at Buckingham Palace on 22 February 2012. In January 2014, she was appointed to Britain's new national Holocaust Commission as announced by British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Carter was born on 26 May, 1966, in Golders Green, London to Elena, a psychotherapist and Raymond Bonham Carter, who came from a prominent British political family, was a merchant banker and served as the alternative British director representing the Bank of England at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. during the 1960s. She has two brothers, Edward and Thomas. She attended South Hampstead High School, and completed her A-levels from Westminster School. She was denied admission to King's College, Cambridge, because college officials were afraid that she would leave during the course to pursue her acting career.

On winning a national writing contest in 1979, she used the money to pay for her entry into the actors' Spotlight directory. She made her professional acting début in a television adaptation of K. M. Peyton's A Pattern of Roses. Her film debut came with the role as the titular character in Lady Jane. Her breakthrough came with A Room with a View. The 90s decade came with shining stars for Helena as she gave notable performances in movies such as Twelfth Night, Wings of the Dove, Fight Club, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Big Fish, Alice in Wonderland, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and Corpse Bride. Among her later roles, Bonham Carter played Bellatrix Lestrange in the final four Harry Potter films (2007-2011), The King's Speech (2010), Les Misérables (2012), Great Expectations (2012), Dark Shadows (2012), The Lone Ranger (2013) and many others. In addition to that, Bonham Carter launched her own fashion line, "The Pantaloonies," with swimwear designer Samantha Sage, in May 2006. The duo are now working on Pantaloonies customised jeans.

Bonham Carter met director Tim Burton while filming Planet of the Apes and began her relationship with him in 2001. They live in two adjoining houses in Belsize Park, London. The couple welcomed their first child, a son, Billy Raymond Burton, on 4 October 2003. Their daughter Nell Burton was born on 15 December 2007 in Central London. Before Burton, she lived with Kenneth Branagh from 1994 to September 1999.

The talented English actress has a great acting skills. Not only that, she is also a proud owner of a curvaceous body and a beautiful face. She can be followed in her Twitter account and more information on her is available on her biography in the Wikipedia and IMDb website.