Helena Bonham Carter CBE(born 26 May 1966) is an English actress. Known for her places in blockbusters and independent flicks, particularly period dramatizations, she has entered colorful accolades, including a British Academy Film Award and an International Emmy Award, in addition to nominations for the two Academy Awards, there were four British Academy Television Awards, five Primetime Emmy Awards, and also has nine Golden Globe Awards. Bonham Carter rose to elevation by playing Lucy Honeychurch in A Room with a View in the year (1985) and the title character in Lady Jane (1986). Her early period places saw her typecast as a virginal” English rose”, a marker with which she was uncomfortable. She’s best known for her eccentric fashion and dark aesthetic and for frequently playing quirky women.
Bonham Carter was born in Islington, London. Her father, Raymond Bonham Carter, who came from a prominent British political family, was a trafficker banker and served as the indispensable British director representing the Bank of England. Her mama, Elena (née Propper de Callejon), is a psychotherapist who’s of Spanish and substantially Jewish background, and whose parents were diplomat Eduardo Propper de Callejon from Spain and painter Baroness Hélène Fould- Springer.
Career and Achievements
Bonham Carter’s first lead film part was Lady Jane Grey Lady Jane (1986), which was given mixed reviews by critics. Her advanced part was as Lucy Honeychurch in A Room with a View (1985), an adaptation of E.M. Forster’s 1908 novel, which was mugged after Lady Jane but released two months before. Bonham Carter was the first cast in the part of Bess McNeill in Breaking the swells but backed out during product owing to” the character’s painful psychic and physical exposure”, according to Roger Ebert. The part went to Emily Watson, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance.