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British actress HELENA BONHAM CARTER (Mother Bucket) has lent her talents to a wide array of diverse feature films such as David Fincher's provocative Fight Club, Tim Burton's new version of The Planet of the Apes and the dark comedy Novocaine, directed by David Atkins.
She recently starred in Hans Canosa's Conversations with Other Women. She also appeared in Burton's Big Fish in which she played two roles, Jenny and The Witch; Michael Petroni's Till Human Voices Wake Us; and the HBO film Live from Baghdad, directed by Mick Jackson, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award. Other recent films include Thaddeus O'Sullivan's The Heart of Me.
For her performance in Ian Softley's Wings of the Dove, she received a Best Actress nomination for an Academy Award, as well as a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She received a Canadian Genie Award for Best Actress for Mort Ransen's Margaret's Museum and was also Emmy-nominated for her role in Steve Barron's mini series Merlin.
On the last day of filming her screen debut in Trevor Nunn's Lady Jane, James Ivory offered her the ingenue lead in A Room with a View. It was the first of a series of roles in E.M. Forster adaptations that would bring her international acclaim and was followed by Charles Sturridge's Where Angels Fear to Tread and James Ivory's Howard's End. She played Ophelia in Franco Zeffirelli's Hamlet, opposite Mel Gibson, and portrayed Elizabeth in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, directed by Kenneth Branagh. She subsequently appeared as Woody Allen's wife in Mighty Aphrodite.
Bonham Carter's television appearances include Dancing Queen, Fatal Deception, A Dark Adapted Eye, Merlin and Henri VIII. Her stage credits include Woman in White, The Chalk Garden, House of Bernarda Alba and Trelawny of the Wells.
She is currently providing the voice for Lady Tottington in Nick Parker's animated feature film Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and the voice of the Corpse Bride in Tim Burton's new stop-motion animation feature Corpse Bride.
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