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Born May 26, 1966, English actress Helena Bonham Carter has had no formal training, but that hasn't stopped her from becoming an accomplished star! Known for roles including the Harry Potter films and The King's Speech, here is a look at Helena Bonham Carter's incredible career in pictures!
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Helena Bonham Carter would begin to catch the eye of directors and audiences alike with her 1985 breakthrough film A Room with a View. Playing the character of "Lucy Honeychurch" in this classic romantic British film, Helena would win the hearts of many!
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1986's Lady Jane with Helena Bonham Carter in the title role was actually filmed before A Room with a View, but released two months after. The film would continue to propel Helena's blossoming career, and the best was still to come for the young actress.
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One of the last highlights of Helena Bonham Carter's early career would come in 1997 with British romantic drama The Wings of the Dove. The role earned Carter her first Golden Globe nomination and her first Academy Award nomination, thrusting her into the international spotlight!
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Helena Bonham Carter would significantly expand her options by taking on the role of death-obsessed "Marla Singer" in 1999 American classic Fight Club. Delivering a one-of-a-kind performance and proving her adaptability would only lead to more prominent roles for Helena.
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Perhaps Helena Bonham's biggest and most well-known role is that of "Bellatrix Lestrange" in the popular Harry Potter film series. Helena was received warmly by critics and fans alike, making it hard not to love her wicked character!
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Taking on yet another twisted and dark role, Helena Bonham Carter was outstanding as "Mrs. Lovett" in 2007's Sweeney Todd: The Demon of Fleet Street. Her performance even earned her the Best Actress Award at the 2007 Evening Standard British Film Awards!
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Taking on the role of "Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon" in 2010's The King's Speech was one of the best career decisions Helena Bonham Carter would make. The role has become one of her most famous and applauded, earning her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
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Helena Bonham Carter has truly mastered the characters you love to hate, and 2010's Alice in Wonderland remake is no exception! Taking on the role of the "The Queen of Hearts" would mark her sixth collaboration with famed director Tim Burton!
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By 2009, Helena Bonham Carter had been named The Times's top 10 British Actresses of all time, joining the ranks of Julie Andrews, Judi Dench, and Audrey Hepburn! One of our favorite Helena Bonham Carter roles came in 2012 film Les Misérables as the antagonist "Madame Thénardier".