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{{Actor infobox
 
|name= Helena Bonham Carter
 
|image=[[File:473-s267-Oscar_Nominations.standalone.prod_affiliate.74.jpg|250px]]
 
|born=[[26 May]], [[1960s|1966]]<br />
 
Golders Green, [[London]], [[England]], UK
 
|nationality=[[Great Britain|English]]
 
|residence=
 
|gender=Female
 
|eyes=
 
|hair=
 
|height=5'3" (1.60 m)<ref>[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000307/bio Biography at the Internet Movie Database]</ref>
 
|family=*Raymond Bonham Carter (father)
 
*Elena Bonham Carter (mother)
 
*former Prime Minister Herbert H. Asquith (great-grandfather)
 
*Crispin Bonham Carter (cousin)
 
*[[Wikipedia:Tim Burton|Tim Burton]] (2001 to present, engaged)
 
*Billy-Ray Burton (son)
 
*Nell Burton (daughter)
 
|alias=
 
|website=
 
|yearsactive=[[1983]] to present
 
|harrypotterrole=[[Bellatrix Lestrange]]
 
|notableroles=*''Fight Club'' (1999)
 
*''Sweeney Todd'' (2007)
 
*''Corpse Bride'' (2005)
 
*''Alice In Wonderland''(2010)
 
*''Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'' (2005)
 
*''Planet of the Apes'' (2001)
 
*''Hamlet'' (1990)
 
*''Merlin''
 
*''The Kings Speech''
 
|academyawards=
 
|emmyawards=
 
|tonyawards=}}
 
'''Helena Bonham Carter''' (born [[26 May]], 1966) is an [[England|English]] actress, known for playing [[Bellatrix Lestrange]] in the ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2|Part 2]]''. She replaced [[Helen McCrory]], who was originally going to play the role but could not because of her pregnancy. [[Helen McCrory|Helen]] is now playing [[Narcissa Malfoy]], Bellatrix's sister. Due to the similarity in appearance between Bellatrix and her sister [[Andromeda Tonks]], fans of the series set up an online petition to have Helena play Andromeda in the film adaptations of Deathly Hallows. However, Andromeda was cut from the films.
 
   
She played Hermione disguised as Bellatrix in the [[Gringotts Break-In|Gringotts Break-in scene]] in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]''. The voice for the transformed Bellatrix was done by [[Emma Watson|Emma Watson.]]
 
 
==Career==
 
[[File:Bellatrix_in_Gringotts.jpg|left|thumb|Helena playing [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] pretending to be [[Bellatrix Lestrange|Bellatrix]] during the [[Gringotts]] Break-in scene.]]
 
Bonham Carter has had no formal training in acting. She won a national writing contest in 1979 and used the money to pay for an entry into Spotlight, an actors' directory in England. She made her professional debut in a commercial at the age of 16 and also had a part in [[Wikipedia: A Pattern of Roses|A Pattern of Roses]], a minor television film. Her breakout performance was in the coveted role of Lucy Honeychurch in [[Wikipedia: A Room With a View (film)|A Room With a View]]. After that, she found herself frequently typecast in ingenue characters in period flicks. She has since developed a richly diverse career in Hollywood, starring in films such as [[Wikipedia: Fight Club (film)|Fight Club]], [[Wikipedia: Conversations With Other Women (film)|Conversations With Other Women]], [[Wikipedia: The Wings of the Dove (1997 film)|The Wings of the Dove]] (for which she was nominated for the [[Wikipedia: Academy Award For Best Actress|Academy Award For Best Actress]]), [[wikipedia: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007 film)|Sweeney Todd]], [[Wikipedia: Alice in Wonderland (2010 film)|Alice in Wonderland]] and [[Wikipedia: Planet of the Apes (2001 film)|Planet of the Apes]]. The latter three were directed by her partner [[Wikipedia: Tim Burton|Tim Burton]]. She was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the film The King's Speech.
 
 
==Comments on her character==
 
[[File:Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix Lestrange (Deathly Hallows).jpg|thumb|left|Helena Bonham Carter on the set of ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (film)|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]''.]]
 
In an interview with ''Entertainment Weekly'', Bonham Carter said the following about playing Bellatrix Lestrange: ''"She's obviously as bonkers as they come. There's a bit of a child-like madness there... You know how kids can be like savages before they get civilised? There's that sadist quality. Y'know, like boys who like to pick apart an insect for the sake of it... She's a sadist. She's very sick. She's got problems. I think she's been in prison a bit too long. But I suspect even before prison she had problems. She's a racist, obsessed with blood purity... And she's in love with Voldemort, really."''<ref>[http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20044270_20044274_20046035,00.html EW.com interview: Helena Bonham Carter Gets Wicked]</ref>
 
 
Bonham Carter also had a role in determining Bellatrix's wardrobe for the film: ''"So I had the idea of the corset. She looks like a warrior. I mean, Bellatrix does mean warrior. And she's also a bit of a fatale. She's the right hand of Voldemort..."<ref>[http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20044270_20044274_20046035_2,00.html EW.com interview, page 2]</ref>''
 
 
Bonham Carter also has invited [[Emma Watson]] to her own home to discuss the character [[Hermione Granger]] and her mind set as Bonham Carter wanted to portray Hermione true to how Emma does when she takes [[Polyjuice Potion]] in the [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (film)|film adaptations]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' and Hermione transforms into Bellatrix.
 
 
==Personal life==
 
Bonham Carter's domestic partner is director [[Wikipedia:Tim Burton|Tim Burton]], with whom she has two children: Billy-Ray and Nell Burton. She was once involved with [[Kenneth Branagh]], who portrayed [[Gilderoy Lockhart]] in the [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|film version]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'', and whom she met while he was still married to [[Emma Thompson]], who plays [[Sybill Trelawney]] the ''Harry Potter'' [[Harry Potter films|films]]. Bonham Carter and Burton are good friends, and frequent colleagues, of actor Johnny Depp. Helena and Tim live in Belsize Park, London with their two kids in ajoining houses that connect through Helena's Drawing Room.
 
 
==Select filmography==
 
{|border="1" class="wikitable"
 
|-bgcolor="#cccccc"
 
!width="5%" align="center"|Year
 
!width="25%" align="center"|Film
 
!width="20%" align="center"|Role
 
!width="25%" align="center"|
 
Notes
 
|-
 
|2012
 
|
 
''[[Wikipedia:Les Misérables (2012 film)|Les Misérables]]''
 
|Madame Thénardier
 
|
 
|-
 
|
 
|Dark Shadows
 
|Dr. Julia Hoffman
 
|
 
Directed by Tim Burton
 
|-
 
|2011
 
|
 
''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]''
 
|[[Bellatrix Lestrange]]/ [[Hermione Granger]]
 
|
 
|-
 
|rowspan="4"|2010
 
|''[[Wikipedia:Toast (film)|Toast]]''
 
|Joan Potter
 
|Broadcasting Press Guild Award Nomination for Best Actress
 
|-
 
|''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]''
 
|[[Bellatrix Lestrange]]
 
|
 
|-
 
|''[[Wikipedia:The King's Speech (film)|The King's Speech]]''
 
|Queen Elizabeth
 
|
 
Academy Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actress
 
 
 
BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress
 
 
 
Golden Globe Nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
 
 
 
British Independent Film Award
 
|-
 
|''[[Wikipedia:Alice in Wonderland (2010 film)|Alice in Wonderland]]''
 
|Red Queen
 
|Directed by Tim Burton
 
|-
 
|rowspan="4"|2009
 
|''[[Wikipedia:The Gruffalo (film)|The Gruffalo]]''
 
|Voice of Mother Squirrel
 
|rowspan="2"|
 
TV movie
 
 
 
For Enid -
 
 
 
BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Actress
 
|-
 
|''[[Wikipedia:Enid (film)|Enid]]''
 
|Enid Blyton
 
|-
 
|''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''
 
|[[Bellatrix Lestrange]]
 
|
 
|-
 
|''[[Wikipedia:Terminator Salvation|Terminator Salvation]]''
 
|Dr. Serena Kogan
 
|
 
|-
 
|rowspan="2"|2007
 
|''[[Wikipedia:Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007 film)|Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street]]''
 
|Mrs. Lovett
 
|
 
Golden Globe Nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
 
 
 
Directed by Tim Burton
 
 
One of the four Harry Potter actors to play a significant role in Sweeney Todd, along with Alan, Timothy, and Jamie.
 
|-
 
|''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''
 
|[[Bellatrix Lestrange]]
 
|
 
|-
 
|2006
 
|''[[Wikipedia:Sixty Six (film)|Sixty Six]]''
 
|Esther Rubens
 
|
 
|-
 
|rowspan="6"|2005
 
|''[[Wikipedia:Magnificent 7|Magnificent 7]]''
 
|Maggi Jackson
 
|TV movie
 
|-
 
|''[[Wikipedia:Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (video game)|Wallace &amp; Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit]]''
 
|Voice of Lady Tottington
 
|Video game
 
|-
 
|''[[Wikipedia:Corpse Bride|Corpse Bride]]''
 
|Voice of Emily (the Corpse Bride)
 
|Directed by Tim Burton
 
|-
 
|''[[Wikipedia:Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit|Wallace &amp; Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit]]''
 
|Voice of Lady Tottington
 
|
 
|-
 
|''[[Wikipedia:Conversations with Other Women|Conversations with Other Women]]''
 
|Woman
 
|
 
|-
 
|''[[Wikipedia:Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (film)|Charlie and the Chocolate Factory]]''
 
|Mrs. Bucket
 
|Directed by Tim Burton
 
|-
 
|2004
 
|''[[Wikipedia:Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events|Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events]]''
 
|Beatrice Baudelaire
 
|Uncredited cameo
 
|-
 
|rowspan="2"|2003
 
|''[[Wikipedia:Big Fish|Big Fish]]''
 
|Jenny - Young / Jenny - Senior / The Witch
 
|Directed by Tim Burton
 
|-
 
|''[[Wikipedia:Henry VIII (TV serial)|Henry VIII]]''
 
|Anne Boleyn
 
|rowspan="2"|
 
TV movie
 
 
 
For Live from Baghdad -
 
 
 
Golden Globe Nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TV
 
 
 
Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
 
|-
 
|rowspan="3"|2002
 
|''[[Wikipedia:Live from Baghdad (film)|Live from Baghdad]]''
 
|Ingrid Formanek
 
|-
 
|''[[Wikipedia:Till Human Voices Wake Us (film)|Till Human Voices Wake Us]]''
 
|Ruby
 
|
 
|-
 
|''[[Wikipedia:The Heart of Me|The Heart of Me]]''
 
|Dinah
 
|
 
|-
 
|rowspan="3"|2001
 
|''[[Wikipedia:Novocaine (film)|Novocaine]]''
 
|Susan Ivey
 
|
 
|-
 
|''[[Wikipedia:Planet of the Apes (2001 film)|Planet of the Apes]]''
 
|Ari
 
|Directed by Tim Burton
 
|-
 
|''Football''
 
|Mum
 
|Short film
 
|-
 
|2000
 
|''Carnivale''
 
|Voice of Milly
 
|
 
|-
 
|rowspan="3"|[[1999]]
 
|''[[Wikipedia:The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything (film)|The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything]]''
 
|Lily
 
|TV movie
 
|-
 
|''[[Wikipedia:Women Talking Dirty|Women Talking Dirty]]''
 
|Cora
 
|
 
|-
 
|''[[Wikipedia:Fight Club (film)|Fight Club]]''
 
|Marla Singer
 
|Co-starring with Edward Norrin and Brad Pitt.
 
|-
 
|rowspan="3"|[[1998]]
 
|''[[Wikipedia:The Theory of Flight|The Theory of Flight]]''
 
|Jane Hatchard
 
|
 
|-
 
|''[[Wikipedia:Sweet Revenge (1998 film)|Sweet Revenge]]''
 
|Karen Knightly
 
|
 
|-
 
|''[[Wikipedia:Merlin (film)|Merlin]]''
 
|Morgan le Fay
 
|
 
TV mini-series
 
 
 
Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
 
 
 
Golden Globe Nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture
 
|-
 
|rowspan="3"|[[1997]]
 
|''[[Wikipedia:Keep the Aspidistra Flying (film)|Keep the Aspidistra Flying]]''
 
|Rosemary
 
|
 
|-
 
|''[[Wikipedia:The Wings of the Dove (1997 film)|The Wings of the Dove]]''
 
|Kate Croy
 
|
 
Academy Award Nomination for Best Leading Actress
 
 
 
BAFTA Award Nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
 
 
 
Golden Globe Nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
 
|-
 
|''The Petticoat Expeditions''
 
|Narrator
 
|Voice role
 
|-
 
|rowspan="3"|[[1996]]
 
|''Portraits chinois''
 
|Ada
 
|
 
|-
 
|''[[Wikipedia:Twelfth Night: Or What You Will (1996 film)|Twelfth Night: Or What You Will]]''
 
|Olivia
 
|
 
|-
 
|''[[Wikipedia:The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century|The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century]]'' (TV series)
 
|Vera Brittain
 
|1 episode<br />''Explosion''
 
|-
 
|rowspan="3"|[[1995]]
 
|''[[Wikipedia:Jeremy Hardy Gives Good Sex|Jeremy Hardy Gives Good Sex]]''
 
|Herself
 
|Voice role
 
|-
 
|''[[Wikipedia:Margaret's Museum|Margaret's Museum]]''
 
|Margaret MacNeil
 
|
 
|-
 
|''[[Wikipedia:Mighty Aphrodite|Mighty Aphrodite]]''
 
|Amanda Weinrib
 
|
 
|-
 
|rowspan="4"|[[1994]]
 
|''[[Wikipedia:Frankenstein (1994 film)|Mary Shelley's Frankenstein]]''
 
|Elizabeth
 
|
 
|-
 
|''[[Wikipedia:Absolutely Fabulous|Absolutely Fabulous]]'' (TV series)
 
|Dream Saffron
 
|1 episode<br />''Hospital''
 
|-
 
|''Butter''
 
|Dorothy
 
|Short film
 
|-
 
|''A Dark Adapted Eye''
 
|Faith Severn (adult)
 
|rowspan="3"|
 
TV movie
 
 
 
For Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald -
 
 
 
Golden Globe Nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TV
 
|-
 
|rowspan="2"|[[1993]]
 
|''[[Wikipedia:Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald|Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald]]''
 
|Marina Oswald
 
|-
 
|''[[Wikipedia:Dancing Queen (film)|Dancing Queen]]''
 
|Pandora/Julie
 
|-
 
|[[1992]]
 
|''[[Wikipedia:Howards End (film)|Howards End]]''
 
|Helen Schlegel
 
|BAFTA Award nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
 
|-
 
|rowspan="3"|[[1991]]
 
|''Brown Bear's Wedding''
 
|Voice of White Bear
 
|TV movie
 
|-
 
|''[[Wikipedia:Where Angels Fear to Tread (film)|Where Angels Fear to Tread]]''
 
|Caroline Abbott
 
|
 
|-
 
|''[[Wikipedia:Jackanory|Jackanory]]'' (TV series)
 
|Reader
 
|5 episodes
 
|-
 
|[[1990]]
 
|''[[Wikipedia:Hamlet (1990 film)|Hamlet]]''
 
|Ophelia
 
|
 
|-
 
|rowspan="3"|[[1989]]
 
|''[[Wikipedia:Getting It Right (film)|Getting It Right]]''
 
|Lady Minerva Munday
 
|
 
|-
 
|''Theatre Night'' (TV series)
 
|Raina Petkoff
 
|1 episode<br />''[[Wikipedia:Arms and the Man|Arms and the Man]]''
 
|-
 
|''[[Wikipedia:Francesco (film)|Francesco]]''
 
|Chiara Offreduccio
 
|
 
|-
 
|rowspan="2"|[[1988]]
 
|''Six Minutes with Ludwig''
 
|The Star
 
|Short film
 
|-
 
|''[[Wikipedia:The Mask (1988 film)|The Mask]]''
 
|Iris
 
|
 
|-
 
|rowspan="4"|[[1987]]
 
|''[[Wikipedia:A Hazard of Hearts|A Hazard of Hearts]]''
 
|Serena Staverley
 
|TV movie
 
|-
 
|''[[Wikipedia:The Vision (TV movie)|The Vision]]''
 
|Jo Marriner
 
|TV movie
 
|-
 
|''[[Wikipedia:Maurice (film)|Maurice]]''
 
|Lady at Cricket Match
 
|Cameo role
 
|-
 
|''[[Wikipedia:Miami Vice|Miami Vice]]'' (TV series)
 
|Dr. Theresa Lyons
 
|2 episodes<br />''Theresa''<br />''The Savage''
 
|-
 
|[[1986]]
 
|''[[Wikipedia:Lady Jane (film)|Lady Jane]]''
 
|Lady Jane Grey
 
|
 
|-
 
|[[1985]]
 
|''[[Wikipedia:A Room with a View (film)|A Room with a View]]''
 
|Lucy Honeychurch
 
|
 
|-
 
|[[1983]]
 
|''[[Wikipedia:A Pattern of Roses|A Pattern of Roses]]''
 
|Netty Bellinger
 
|TV movie
 
|}
 
 
==External Links==
 
*[http://www.tribulation.net.ms Tribulation Online] A Helena Bonham Carter/Bella Lestrange fansite
 
*[http://www.helena-world.com Helena World] A Helena Bonham Carter fansite
 
*[http://www.triviatribute.com/helenabonhamcarter.html Helena Bonham Carter at TriviaTribute.com]
 
*[[Wikipedia:Helena Bonham Carter|Helena Bonham Carter on Wikipedia]]
 
 
==Notes and references==
 
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