Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham Carter

Highest Rated: 100% A Room With a View (1986)

Lowest Rated: 25% Till Human Voices Wake Us (2002)

Birthday: May 26, 1966

Birthplace: London, England, UK

Helena Bonham Carter was born in London, descending from a British political family. While she never studied acting anywhere, she had a knack for performance and made her debut as a professional actress as a teenager in commercials and bit parts. Her first main roles were "A Room with a View" (1985) and "Lady Jane" (1986). She also appeared in a few episodes of "Miami Vice" (NBC 1984-1990). She played Ophelia in the Mel Gibson-starring "Hamlet" (1990) and then followed that up with roles in "Howards End" (1992) and "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein" (1994). The latter of which is where she met Kenneth Branagh, who she would date for the rest of the decade. She earned her first major award nominations with her performance in "The Wings of the Dove" (1997), which was the start of her gaining more notoriety internationally. Bonham Carter also had a notable turn in David Fincher's "Fight Club" (1999). In 2001, she began to date Tim Burton after working with him in "Planet of the Apes" (2001). That led to a wealth of projects that the two worked on together, including "Big Fish" (2003), "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (2005), "Corpse Bride" (2005), and "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" (2007). Starting with "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" (2007), Bonham Carter portrayed noted Potter villain Bellatrix Lestrange for the final four films of the series. In the midst of her wizarding time, she also co-starred in the Best Picture winner "The King's Speech" (2010), earning another Oscar nomination in the process. A few years later, she portrayed Elizabeth Taylor in the acclaimed "Burton & Tayler" (BBC 2013). Bonham Carter in the 2010s involved her beginning to not work with Burton as often, as the pair split in 2014. She played the Fairy Godmother in the live-action Disney remake "Cinderella" (2015) and starred in the female-centric heist caper "Ocean's 8" (2018). 2019 was the start of Bonham Carter being a regular on Netflix shows, including a voiceover role in "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance" (Netflix 2019) and taking over the role of Princess Margaret in "The Crown" (Netflix 2016- ).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 51% Dragonheart: Vengeance Siveth (Voice) - 2020
91% 71% Enola Holmes Mrs. Holmes (Character) - 2020
89% 92% Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero Margaret Conroy (Voice) $3.1M 2018
69% 45% Ocean's 8 Rose Weil (Character) $139.4M 2018
50% 85% 55 Steps Eleanor Riese (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2017
29% 48% Alice Through the Looking Glass Red Queen (Character) $77M 2016
73% 68% Suffragette Edith Ellyn (Character) $4.7M 2015
84% 78% Cinderella Fairy Godmother (Character) $201.2M 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Turks & Caicos Margot Tyrrell (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 47% Salting the Battlefield Margot Tyrrell (Character) - 2014
100% 93% Night Will Fall Narrator - 2014
100% 61% Burton and Taylor Elizabeth Taylor (Character) - 2013
76% 70% The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet Dr. Clair (Character) $176.1K 2013
30% 51% The Lone Ranger Red (Character) $89.3M 2013
69% 79% Les Misérables Madame Thénardier (Character) $148.8M 2012
68% 49% Great Expectations Miss Havisham (Character) $203.9K 2012
36% 46% Dark Shadows Dr. Julia Hoffman (Character) $79.7M 2012
96% 89% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Bellatrix Lestrange (Character) $381M 2011
62% 52% Toast Mrs Potter (Character) - 2010
94% 92% The King's Speech Queen Elizabeth (Character) $138.8M 2010
77% 85% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Bellatrix Lestrange (Character) $295M 2010
51% 55% Alice in Wonderland The Red Queen (Character) $334.2M 2010
33% 54% Terminator Salvation Dr. Serena Kogen (Character) $125.3M 2009
No Score Yet 54% Enid Enid Blyton (Character) - 2009
84% 78% Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Bellatrix Lestrange (Character) $302M 2009
No Score Yet 79% The Gruffalo Mother Squirrel (Voice) - 2009
86% 81% Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Mrs. Lovett (Character) $52.9M 2007
78% 81% Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Bellatrix Lestrange (Character) $292M 2007
65% 66% Sixty Six Esther (Character) $224.5K 2006
84% 77% Tim Burton's Corpse Bride The Corpse Bride (Voice) $53.4M 2005
No Score Yet 82% Magnificent 7 Maggi (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 100% Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Lady Campanula Tottington (Voice) $56M 2005
74% 76% Conversations With Other Women Woman (Character) $379.1K 2005
83% 51% Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Mrs. Bucket (Character) $206.5M 2005
75% 89% Big Fish Jenny/The Witch (Character) $66.3M 2003
48% 60% The Heart of Me Dinah (Character) $196.1K 2002
88% 84% Live From Baghdad Ingrid Formaneck (Character) - 2002
25% 66% Till Human Voices Wake Us Ruby (Character) $120.1K 2002
44% 27% Planet of the Apes Ari (Character) $180M 2001
38% 38% Novocaine Susan (Character) $2M 2001
No Score Yet 71% Carnivale Milly (Voice) - 1999
79% 96% Fight Club Marla Singer (Character) $37M 1999
No Score Yet 78% Women Talking Dirty Unknown (Character) - 1999
50% 57% The Theory of Flight Jane Hatchard (Character) $72K 1998
No Score Yet 60% The Revengers' Comedies Karen Knightly (Character) - 1998
84% 78% The Wings of the Dove Kate Croy (Character) $13.7M 1997
83% 59% A Merry War Rosemary (Character) $312.3K 1997
69% 33% Portraits Chinois Ada (Character) $16.4K 1996
76% 80% Twelfth Night Olivia (Character) $551.5K 1996
67% 79% Margaret's Museum Margaret MacNeil (Character) $79.2K 1995
78% 73% Mighty Aphrodite Amanda (Character) $4.8M 1995
38% 49% Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Elizabeth (Character) $22M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Dark Adapted Eye Faith Severn (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald Marina Oswald (Character) - 1993
94% 82% Howards End Helen Schlegel (Character) $157.9K 1992
64% 53% Where Angels Fear to Tread Caroline Abbott (Character) $1.4M 1991
76% 59% Hamlet Ophelia (Character) $18.2M 1990
67% 71% Getting It Right Lady Minerva Munday (Character) $73.2K 1989
No Score Yet 46% Francesco Chiara (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet La Maschera Iris (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Vision Jo Marriner (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 59% A Hazard of Hearts Serena Staverley (Character) - 1987
100% 85% A Room With a View Lucy Honeychurch (Character) $12M 1986
56% 76% Lady Jane Lady Jane Grey (Character) $132K 1986

TV

Credit
89% 90% The Crown Princess Margaret (Character) 2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2018-2020 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Grandparents' War Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strahan & Sara Guest 2019
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2019 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2019
88% 94% The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance All-Maudra (Voice) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tate Britain's Great Art Walks Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love, Nina George (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Worricker on Masterpiece Margot Tyrrell (Character) 2014
53% 76% Life's Too Short Herself (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Merlin Morgan Le Fey (Character) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1987

QUOTES FROM Helena Bonham Carter CHARACTERS

The Red Queen says: Don't abandon me when I'm sulking.

Madame Thenardier says: Master of the house, isn't worth my spit. Comforter, philosopher, and lifelong shit

Victoria Winters says: You're the doctor

Victoria Winters says: You're the doctor.

Dr. Julia Hoffman says: Yes. And you're the nanny and she's the bitch

Dr. Julia Hoffman says: Yes. And you're the nanny and she's the bitch.

Jane Hatchard says: Ah, just so you ah know, Richard. Ah I think you are a ah complete dickhead.

Marla Singer says: I haven't been fucked like that since gradeschool.

Corpse Bride says: Pardon my enthusiasm.

Victor Van Dort says: I like your enthusiasm.

Red Harrington says: What's with the mask.?

Red Harrington says: What's with the mask?

Bellatrix Lestrange says: You filthy mudblood

Bellatrix Lestrange says: You filthy mudblood.

Bellatrix Lestrange says: You stupid elf, you could have killed me!

Dobby says: Dobby never meant to kill, Dobby only meant to maim or seriously injure.

Jenny says: I loved a man who could never love me back. I was livin' in a fairytale.

Barnabas Collins says: [Barnabus stares at a lava lamp] What is that thing?

Barnabas Collins says: What is that thing?

Dr. Julia Hoffman says: It's a lamp.

Barnabas Collins says: It looks like a pulsating blood urn!

Thernardier says: Let's not haggle for darling Colette!

Madame Thenardier says: (SOFTLY) Cosette!

Madame Thenardier says: Cosette!

Thernardier says: Cosette.

Anthony Hope says: Mr. Todd you have to help me! Mr. Todd, please!

Sweeney Todd says: Out.

Anthony Hope says: Mr. Todd!

Sweeney Todd says: OUT!!

Sweeney Todd says: No I had him! His throat was bare beneath my hand. No I had him! His throat was there and now he'll never come again

Mrs. Nellie Lovett says: Easy now, hush love hush I keep telling you - Whats your rush?

Sweeney Todd says: When? Why do I wait? You told me to wait - Now he'll never come again. There's a hole in the world like a great black pit And it's filled with people who are filled with shit! And the vermin of the world inhabit it. But not for long... They all deserve to die. Tell you why, Mrs. Lovett, tell you why. Because in all of the whole human race Mrs. Lovett, there are two kinds of men and only two There's the one staying put in his proper place And the one with his foot in the other one's face Look at me, Mrs Lovett, look at you.

Thernardier says: Everybody raise a glass!

Madame Thenardier says: Raise it up the master arse!

Mrs. Bucket says: Oh well, nothing goes better with cabbage than cabbage.

Thernardier says: Everybody raise a glass!

Thénardier says: Everybody raise a glass!

Madame Thenardier says: Raise it up the master's ass!

Madame Thenardier says: Raise it up the master's arse!

Dr. Julia Hoffman says: Every year I get half as pretty and twice as drunk.

Corpse Bride says: You're married to me! She's the other woman!

Dr. Julia Hoffman says: Who the hell is this?

Ari says: One day, I'll tell a story, and some will say it was just a fairy tale, about a human who came from the stars and changed our world.

Bellatrix Lestrange says: I killed Sirius Black!

White Queen says: We don't have to fight.

Red Queen says: I know what you're doing. You think you can blink those pretty little eyes and I'll melt, just like Mummy and Daddy did.

White Queen says: Please.

Red Queen says: No! It is my crown! I am the eldest! Jabberwocky!

Alice says: This is impossible.

The Mad Hatter says: Only if you believe it is.

Red Queen says: It is far better to be feared than loved.

Mrs. Nellie Lovett says: I love you. I'd be twice the wife she was. I love you. Could that thing have cared for you like me?

Corpse Bride says: If I touch a burning candle, I can feel no pain. In the ice or in the sun, it's all the same. Yet I feel my heart is aching. Though it doesn't beat, it's breaking. And the pain here that I feel, try and tell me it's not real. I know that I dead, yet it seems that I still have some tears to shed.

Kate Croy says: You're still in love with her.

Merton Densher says: I was never in love with her.

Kate Croy says: While she was alive, no.

Merton Densher says: I'm sorry, Kate. I'm so sorry.

Kate Croy says: Every time she looks at you, and every time she smiles, don't forget I love you more.

Merton Densher says: You want me to seduce a dying girl? And you really think she'll just leave me all her money.

Kate Croy says: Yes.

Merton Densher says: Why?

Kate Croy says: Because I know her. I know how she loves.

Mrs. Nellie Lovett says: these are probably the worst pies in london... if you dont believe me go ahead take a bite....

Mrs. Nellie Lovett says: These are probably the worst pies in london... if you dont believe me go ahead take a bite...

Dr. Julia Hoffman says: Barnabus, have you ever heard of doctor-patient confidentiality?

Dr. Julia Hoffman says: Every year I get older I get half as pretty and twice as drunk!

Barnabas Collins says: A woman doctor... what an age this is!

Dr. Julia Hoffman says: Is he for real?

Mrs. Nellie Lovett says: Lawyer's rather nice.

Sweeney Todd says: If it's for a price.

Mrs. Nellie Lovett says: Order something else, though to follow since no one should swallow it twice.

Sweeney Todd says: Anything that's lean?

Mrs. Nellie Lovett says: Well then if you're British and loyal you might enjoy Royal Marine. Anyway it's clean, though of course it tastes of wherever it's been.

Sweeney Todd says: Is that Squire on the fire?

Mrs. Nellie Lovett says: Mercy no sir look closer you'll notice it's Grocer.

Sweeney Todd says: Looks thicker, more like Vicar.

Mrs. Nellie Lovett says: No it has to be Grocer. It's green.

Corpse Bride says: I spent so long in the darkness....I'd almost forgotten how beautiful the moonlight is!

Corpse Bride says: I spent so long in the darkness... I'd almost forgotten how beautiful the moonlight is!

Victor Van Dort says: Victoria!

Victoria Everglot says: Victor? I'm so happy to see you!! Here, come by the fire. Where have you been? Are you all right?

Victor Van Dort says: I....I...oh, dear.

Victoria Everglot says: You're as cold as death! What's happened to you? Your coat!

Victor Van Dort says: Victoria, I confess. This morning I was...terrified of marriage. But then, on meeting you, I....felt I should be with you always, and that out wedding could not come soon enough!

Victoria Everglot says: Victor....I feel the same....

Victor Van Dort says: Victoria, I s-s... I seem to find myself married. And you should know it's unexpected!

Corpse Bride says: My darling, I just wanted to meet.....darling! Who's this?

Victoria Everglot says: Who is she?!

Corpse Bride says: I'm his wife.

Victoria Everglot says: Victor?

Victor Van Dort says: Victoria, wait, you don't understand. She's dead. Look!

Corpse Bride says: Hopscotch!

Victor Van Dort says: No, no! VICTORIAAAAA!!

Bellatrix Lestrange says: The boy... is he dead?

Narcissa Malfoy says: [Leaning into Harry] Is he alive? Draco, is he alive?

Narcissa Malfoy says: [after Harry nods] Dead.

Mrs. Nellie Lovett says: I was thinking flowers, maybe daisies, to brighten up the room... Do you think that flowers, pretty daisies, could relieve the gloom?

Narrator says: When people think you're dying, they really, really listen to you, instead of just...

Marla Singer says: instead of just waiting for their turn to speak?

Marla Singer says: Instead of just waiting for their turn to speak?

Dr. Julia Hoffman says: Is she for real?

Barnabas Collins says: INDEED!

Charlotte Bartlet says: I shall never forgive myself.

Lucy Honeychurch says: You always say that, Charlotte. And then you always do forgive yourself.

Lucy Honeychurch says: I dont want to be a Leonardo I want to be myself!

Ingrid Formanek says: Well f**k me with a hot poker!

Queen Elizabeth says: I intend to be a very great queen...to a very great king.

Mrs. Nellie Lovett says: Did you come here for a pie, sir?

Bellatrix Lestrange says: YOU IDIOT! You almost killed me!

Dobby says: Dobby did not mean to kill! Just to maim or seriously injure!

Victor Van Dort says: Don't you understand? You're the other woman.

Corpse Bride says: No! You're married to me! She's the other woman! *cries*

Mrs. Nellie Lovett says: For a minute there i thought you lost your marbles.

Mrs. Nellie Lovett says: For a moment there I thought you lost your marbles.

Marla Singer says: I haven't been F***ed like that since grade school.

Marla Singer says: I haven't been f***ed like that since grade school.

Red Queen says: [shouting loudly] Fat boys!

Red Queen says: Ah, there they are. Speak boys, amuse us!

TweedleDee/TweedleDum says: [gesture at each other silently]

Red Queen says: Speak!

Red Queen says: I need a pig here! [pig slides in front of chair, she puts her feet on it.]

Red Queen says: I love a warm pig belly for my aching feet. [Looks at Alice] Would you like one, Um?

Alice says: No thank you.

Red Queen says: Sit.

Alice says: [looks down at a monkeys holding a cushion]

Red Queen says: Sit! [Alice sits.]

Red Queen says: [to others in the room] Go away!

Dad says: Thanks for the cake Nigel. Lovely gesture.

Mrs. Potter says: It's really not that bad for the first attempt.

Marla Singer says: A condom is the glass slipper for our generation. You slip one on when you meet a stranger. You dance all night, and then you throw it away. The condom, I mean, not the stranger

Marla Singer says: ...Condom is the glass slipper of our generation. You slip one on when you meet a stranger. You dance all night... then you throw it away. The condom, I mean, not the stranger.

Bellatrix Lestrange says: (as Hermione) I would like to enter my vault!

Bellatrix Lestrange says: [as Hermione] I wish to enter my vault.

Bellatrix Lestrange says: I don't like to be kept waiting!

Bellatrix Lestrange says: [as Hermione] I don't like to be kept waiting!

Red Queen says: Off with his Head!!!!

Red Queen says: Off with his head!

Death Eater says: Madame Lestrange.

Bellatrix Lestrange says: Good morning!

Bellatrix Lestrange says: You stupid elf! You could have killed me!

Bellatrix Lestrange says: Well, well, well, look what we have here. It's Harry Potter. He's all bright, and shiny, and new again, just in time for the Dark Lord.

Bellatrix Lestrange says: I KILLED SIRIUS BLACK! I KILLED SIRIUS BLACK!

Bellatrix Lestrange says: I killed Sirius Black! I killed Sirius Black!

Marla Singer says: You are like Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Jackass

Marla Singer says: You're Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Jackass!

Sweeney Todd says: fifteen years. I've sweated in a living hell on a false charge. Fifteen years dreaming I might come home to a wife and child.

Sweeney Todd says: 15 years sweating, and living hell, for a false charge. 15 years dreaming I might come home to a wife and child.

Mrs. Nellie Lovett says: Well, I can't say the years have been particularly kind to you, Mr. Barker.

Mrs. Nellie Lovett says: Well, I can't say the years have been particularly kind to you, Mr. Barker.

Sweeney Todd says: no not Barker. that man is dead It's Todd now. Sweeney Todd. And he will have his revenge.

Sweeney Todd says: No, not Barker. That man is dead. It's Todd now. Sweeney Todd, and he will have his revenge.

Red Queen says: Someone has stolen three of my tarts!

Red Queen says: (talking about Stayne).. He tired to kill me!

Red Queen says: (talking about Stayne) He tired to kill me!

Mrs. Nellie Lovett says: Mrs. Mooney has a pie shop, / Does a business, but I noticed something weird: / Lately all her neighbor's cats have disappeared. / Have to hand it to her, / What I calls / Enterprise / Popping pussies into pies. / Wouldn't do in my shop; / Just the thought of it's enough to make you sick. / And I'm telling you, them pussycats is quick.

Mrs. Nellie Lovett says: Mrs. Mooney has a pie shop. Does a business, but I noticed something weird. Lately all her neighbor's cats have disappeared. Have to hand it to her. What I calls Enterprise. Popping pussies into pies. Wouldn't do in my shop. Just the thought of it's enough to make you sick. And I'm telling you, them pussycats is quick.

Mrs. Nellie Lovett says: [sings about Benjamin Barker] He had this wife, you see, / Pretty little thing. / Silly little nit / Had her chance for the moon on a string... / Poor thing. Poor thing. / There was this Judge, you see, / Wanted her like mad. / Every day he'd send her a flower, / But did she come down from her tower? / Sat up there and sobbed by the hour, / Poor fool. / Ah, but there was worse yet to come... / Poor thing.

Mrs. Nellie Lovett says: [sings about Benjamin Barker] He had this wife, you see, Pretty little thing. Silly little nit. Had her chance for the moon on a string. Poor thing. Poor thing. There was this Judge, you see, Wanted her like mad. Every day he'd send her a flower, But did she come down from her tower? Sat up there and sobbed by the hour, Poor fool. Ah, but there was worse yet to come. Poor thing.

Mrs. Nellie Lovett says: (talking about Toby).. So what are we gonna do about the boy?

Mrs. Nellie Lovett says: (talking about Toby) So what are we gonna do about the boy?

Sweeney Todd says: Send him up!

Mrs. Nellie Lovett says: No, Mr. T. Surely one's enough for today. Besides, I was thinking of hiring the lad to help me run the shop. Your poor knees aren't what they used to be.

Sweeney Todd says: All right.

Mrs. Nellie Lovett says: Of course, we're gonna have to stock up on the gin. Boy's drinking like a sailor.

Mrs. Nellie Lovett says: (to Sweeney) We could have a life, us two. Maybe not like I dreamed. Maybe not like you remember. But we could get by.

Corpse Bride says: I've spent so long in the darkness, I'd almost forgotten how beautiful the moonlight is.

Corpse Bride says: I was a bride. My dreams were taken from me. But now - now I've stolen them from someone else. I love you, Victor, but you are not mine.

Corpse Bride says: Isn't the view beautiful? It takes my breath away. Well, it would if I had any.

Bellatrix Lestrange says: Consider yourself lucky, goblin.

Bellatrix Lestrange says: (Turns to Hermione, who is lying on the floor) The same won't be said for this one.

Ron Wesley says: Like hell.

Bellatrix Lestrange says: [singing] I killed Sirius Black!

Lucy Honeychurch says: Mother doesn't like me playing Beethoven. She says I'm always peevish afterwards.

Mrs. Bucket says: Oh well, nothing goes better with cabbage than cabbage.

Red Queen says: Off with their heads!

Mrs. Nellie Lovett says: That lad is drinking me out o' house an' home.