THE LONE RANGER
HELENA BONHAM CARTER (Red Harrington), 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 the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
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 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."
In 2011, Bonham Carter appeared as the evil Bellatrix Lestrange in the blockbuster "Harry Potter and the Deathly
Hallows: Part 2," reprising the role she played in "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," "Harry Potter
and the Half-Blood Prince" and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1." More recently Bonham Carter
appeared in Tom Hooper's Academy Award -nominated, big-screen adaptation of the musical "Les Miserables,"
playing the duplicitous Madame Thenardier.
In 2012, Bonham Carter was honored with a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, bestowed by Queen
Elizabeth. She also received a BFI Fellowship. In January 2013, the London Critics Circle honored her with its
highest honor, the Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film.
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. Early film work also includes Franco Zeffirelli's "Hamlet" opposite
Mel Gibson; "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein," directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh; Woody Allen's "Mighty
Aphrodite"; and "Twelfth Night," reuniting her with Trevor Nunn.
She went on to star in David Fincher's "Fight Club" with Brad Pitt and Edward Norton; the Tim Burton-directed
films "Big Fish," "Planet of the Apes" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"; and the actioner "Terminator
Salvation," directed by McG. In addition, she has starred in such independent features as "Novocaine," "The
Heart of Me," "Till Human Voices Wake Us" and "Conversations with Other Women." She also lent her voice
to the animated features "Carnivale"; Tim Burton's "Corpse Bride," in the title role; and the Oscar -winning
"Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit."
On the small screen, Bonham Carter earned both Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations for her
performances in the telefilm "Live from Baghdad" and the miniseries "Merlin," and a Golden Globe nomination
33for her portrayal of Marina Oswald in the miniseries "Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald." She also starred
as Anne Boleyn in the British miniseries "Henry VIII," and as the mother of seven children, including four autistic
sons, in the BBC telefilm "Magnificent 7." More recently, she starred as Mrs. Potter in the adaptation of Nigel
Slater's autobiography "Toast" and in the BBC biopic "Enid," playing renowned children's storyteller Enid Blyton.
Bonham Carter's stage credits include productions of "The Woman in White," "The Chalk Garden," "The House
of Bernarda Alba" and "Trelawny of the Wells," to name a few.
Bonham Carter recently portrayed Elizabeth Taylor in "Burton and Taylor" for BBC America.
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