Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham Carter



Place of birth:

Golders Green, London, England, UK:


Helena Bonham Carter CBE (born 26 May 1966) is an English actress. Known for her roles in independent films and blockbusters, especially period dramas, she is the recipient of various accolades, including a British Academy Film Award and three Screen Actors Guild Awards, in addition to nominations for two Academy Awards, four British Academy Television Awards, nine Golden Globe Awards, and five Primetime Emmy Awards. Bonham Carter rose to prominence by playing Lucy Honeychurch in A Room with a View (1985) and the title character in Lady Jane (1986). Her early period roles saw her typecast as a virginal "English rose", a label she was uncomfortable with. She is best known for her eccentric fashion, dark aesthetic, and for often playing quirky women. For her role as Kate Croy in The Wings of the Dove (1997), Bonham Carter received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress, and for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother in The King's Speech (2010), she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her other films include Hamlet (1990), Howards End (1992), Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994), Mighty Aphrodite (1995), Fight Club (1999), Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005), the Harry Potter series (2007–2011) as Bellatrix Lestrange, Great Expectations (2012) as Miss Havisham, Les Misérables (2012), Cinderella (2015), Ocean's 8 (2018), and Enola Holmes (2020). Her collaborations with director Tim Burton, her former domestic partner, include Big Fish (2003), Corpse Bride (2005), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) as Mrs. Lovett, Alice in Wonderland (2010) as the Red Queen, and Dark Shadows (2012). For her role as children's author Enid Blyton in the BBC Four biographical film Enid (2009), she won the 2010 International Emmy Award for Best Actress and was nominated for the British Academy Television Award for Best Actress. Her other television films include Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald (1993), Live from Baghdad (2002), Toast (2010), and Burton & Taylor (2013). From 2019 to 2020, she portrayed Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon in seasons three and four of Netflix's The Crown.


The House (2022)
as Jen (voice)
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts (2022)
as Self
Three Minutes: A Lengthening (2021)
as Self - Narrator (voice)
Hannibal Hopkins & Sir Anthony (2021)
as Herself (archive footage)
The Gruffalo and Me: The Remarkable Julia Donaldson (2020)
as reader
Clown (2020)
as Narrator (voice)
Cinderella: A Comic Relief Pantomime for Christmas (2020)
as Lady Devilla
Wife, Witch, Poisoner, Whore (2020)
as Narrator
Enola Holmes (2020)
as Eudoria Holmes
Dragonheart: Vengeance (2020)
as Siveth (voice)
E.M. Forster: His Longest Journey (2019)
as Herself
Tintoretto - Un ribelle a Venezia (2019)
as Narrator (voice)
Ocean's Eight (2018)
as Rose Weil
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (2018)
as Margaret Conroy (voice)
55 Steps (2018)
as Eleanor Riese
Poles Apart (2017)
as Nanuk
Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)
as Red Queen
Suffragette (2015)
as Edith Ellyn
Cinderella (2015)
as Fairy Godmother
Wild Africa (2015)
as Narrator
Night Will Fall (2014)
as Narrator
Le train où vont les choses (2014)
as Self
Salting the Battlefield (2014)
as Margot Tyrell
Turks & Caicos (2014)
as Margot Tyrell
The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2013)
as Dr. Clair
Burton and Taylor (2013)
as Elizabeth Taylor
The Lone Ranger (2013)
as Red Harrington
Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck (2013)
as Self
Les Misérables (2012)
as Madame Thénardier
Great Expectations (2012)
as Miss Havisham
Dark Shadows: The Collinses - Every Family Has Its Demons (2012)
as Herself
A Therapy (2012)
as Patient
Dark Shadows (2012)
as Dr. Julia Hoffman
The Price of Kings: Shimon Peres (2012)
as Narrator
The Price of Kings: Yasser Arafat (2012)
as Narrator
The Gruffalo's Child (2011)
as Mother Squirrel (voice)
Discovering Hamlet (2011)
as Ophelia (Archival Footage)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
as Bellatrix Lestrange
Toast (2010)
as Mrs Potter
The King's Speech (2010)
as Queen Elizabeth
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
as Bellatrix Lestrange
Alice in Wonderland: Finding Alice (2010)
as Herself
Alice in Wonderland: The Mad Hatter (2010)
as Herself
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
as The Red Queen
The Gruffalo (2009)
as Mother Squirrel (voice)
Enid (2009)
as Enid Blyton
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
as Bellatrix Lestrange
Terminator Salvation (2009)
as Serena
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - Burton + Carter + Depp = Todd (2008)
as Herself
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
as Bellatrix Lestrange
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
as Mrs. Lovett
Sixty Six (2006)
as Esther Rubens
Conversations with Other Women (2006)
as Woman
Magnificent 7 (2005)
as Maggi Jackson
Corpse Bride (2005)
as Corpse Bride (voice)
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
as Lady Campanula Tottington (voice)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
as Mrs. Bucket
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
as Beatrice Baudelaire (uncredited)
Big Fish (2003)
as Younger & Older Jenny/The Witch
Live from Baghdad (2002)
as Ingrid Formanek
Till Human Voices Wake Us (2002)
as Ruby
The Heart of Me (2002)
as Dinah
Women Talking Dirty (2001)
as Cora
Novocaine (2001)
as Susan
Planet of the Apes (2001)
as Ari
Football (2001)
as Mum
Carnivale (2000)
as Milly
Fight Club (1999)
as Marla Singer
The Theory of Flight (1999)
as Jane Hatchard
The Revengers' Comedies (1998)
as Karen Knightly
Keep the Aspidistra Flying (1997)
as Rosemary
The Wings of the Dove (1997)
as Kate Croy
Twelfth Night (1996)
as Olivia
Portraits chinois (1996)
as Ada
Margaret's Museum (1995)
as Margaret MacNeil
Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
as Amanda
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)
as Elizabeth
A Dark Adapted Eye (1994)
Butter (1994)
as Dorothy
Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald (1993)
as Marina Oswald
Rik Mayall Presents: Dancing Queen (1993)
as Pandora / Julie
White Bear's Secret (1992)
as White Bear (voice)
Howards End (1992)
as Helen Schlegel
Brown Bear's Wedding (1991)
as White Bear (voice)
Where Angels Fear to Tread (1991)
as Caroline Abbott
Hamlet (1990)
as Ophelia
Beatrix: The Early Life of Beatrix Potter (1990)
as Beatrix Potter
Getting It Right (1989)
as Lady Minerva Munday
Arms and the Man (1989)
as Raina Petkoff
Francesco (1989)
as Chiara
La maschera (1988)
as Iris
A Hazard of Hearts (1987)
as Serena Staverley
The Vision (1987)
as Jo Marriner
Maurice (1987)
as Lady at Cricket Match
Lady Jane (1986)
as Lady Jane Grey
A Room with a View (1985)
as Lucy Honeychurch
A Pattern of Roses (1983)
as Netty (The Past)
Not Bloody Likely ()
as Mrs. Patrick Campbell
The Merchant Ivory Family - An Oral History ()
as Herself
The Land of Sometimes ()
as Little Twink
Enola Holmes 2 ()
as Eudoria Holmes
55 Steps (2018)
Executive Producer