Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham Carter was born on May 26, 1966 in London in a family of a wealthy banker and psychotherapist.

Bonham Carter received a wonderful education - she studied at Westminster School, and then at Cambridge, where she studied dramatic arts. Helena played since childhood - in 13 years, appeared in the role of Juliet in the school Audio. Prior to that, the age of five she had flicker in one of the episodes of the series "Where dreams die".

In 1985, she starred in the famous tape of James Ivory's "Room with a View". The film won the "Oscar" for best adapted screenplay, best scenery and costumes. The following year came another serious picture with Bonham Carter - "Lady Jane" Trevor Nunn.

Helena became famous as a performer historical roles or heroine costume films - she played in the films "Francis," "Manor Howards End," "Frankenstein," "Twelfth Night, or What You Will", "Wings of the Dove" and many others. And in 1990, she sang the role of Ophelia in "Hamlet" by Franco Zeffirelli. For "Barton Howards End," the actress nominated for a BAFTA, and for the "Wings of the Dove" is not only on the BAFTA, but also on the "Golden Globe", coupled with "Oscar". For the series "Merlin," it is also nominated for the "Golden Globe".

Widely known throughout the world for his role unbalanced Helene Marla Singer in David Fincher's cult film "Fight Club" (1999).

In 2001, she starred in the famous "Planet of the Apes" by Tim Burton. Later she became a muse, not only the director, but his life's companion. After "Planet ..." in the early 2000s at the Bonham Carter were very different works - from painting "Novocaine," with Steve Martin in the lead up to the drama "Unless we awaken to vote alive." At the same time, she did not forget about the historical projects - played Anne Boleyn in "Henry VIII" and the title role in the film of the 1930s, "My heart." Also, the actress managed to get another nomination for "Golden Globe" for his role in the television movie "From Baghdad to live".

Still, the most striking roles for Bonham Carter are working in the films of Tim Burton. In 2003, she starred in his "big fish", and then, in 2005, became one of the characters in a fairy tale, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", later still played in love with the main character in the musical "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street "Finally reincarnated in the Red Queen in" Alice in Wonderland. " She also voiced the cartoon "Corpse Bride".

In the near future it is expected to yield on the screens of the historical drama Tom Hooper's "The King's Speech" and the final part of "saga" Harry Potter.

At Helena and Tim Burton have two children: a son, Billy Ray (the fourth was born in October 2003) and daughter Nell (15 December 2007). An interesting fact is that the spouses are living in neighboring houses, connected by a secret passage.