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Biography #2 (for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)

British actress Helena Bonham Carter has lent her talents to a wide array of diverse feature films such as David Fincher's provocative Fight Club, Tim Burton's new version of The Planet of the Apes and the dark comedy Novocaine, directed by David Atkins.

She recently starred in Hans Canosa's Conversations with Other Women. She also appeared in Burton's Big Fish in which she played two roles, Jenny and The Witch; Michael Petroni's Till Human Voices Wake Us; and the HBO film Live from Baghdad, directed by Mick Jackson, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award. Other recent films include Thaddeus O'Sullivan's The Heart of Me.

For her performance in Ian Softley's Wings of the Dove, she received a Best Actress nomination for an Academy Award, as well as a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She received a Canadian Genie Award for Best Actress for Mort Ransen's Margaret's Museum and was also Emmy-nominated for her role in Steve Barron's mini series Merlin.

On the last day of filming her screen debut in Trevor Nunn's Lady Jane, James Ivory offered her the ingenue lead in A Room with a View. It was the first of a series of roles in E.M. Forster adaptations that would bring her international acclaim and was followed by Charles Sturridge's Where Angels Fear to Tread and James Ivory's Howard's End. She played Ophelia in Franco Zeffirelli's Hamlet, opposite Mel Gibson, and portrayed Elizabeth in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, directed by Kenneth Branagh. She subsequently appeared as Woody Allen's wife in Mighty Aphrodite.

Bonham Carter's television appearances include Dancing Queen, Fatal Deception, A Dark Adapted Eye, Merlin and Henri VIII. Her stage credits include Woman in White, The Chalk Garden, House of Bernarda Alba and Trelawny of the Wells.

She is currently providing the voice for Lady Tottington in Nick Parker's animated feature film Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and the voice of the Corpse Bride in Tim Burton's new stop-motion animation feature Corpse Bride.

Bio courtesy Warner Bros. for "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (16-Jul-2005)


Biography #3 (for Till Human Voices Wake Us)

Helena Bonham Carter has been seen in such diverse feature films as David Fincher's provocative drama Fight Club, Tim Burton's new version of The Planet of the Apes and the dark comedy Novocaine with Steve Martin. She received Oscar, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Best Actress nominations for her role in Ian Softley's sensual adaptation of Henry James' Wings of the Dove and won accolades starring opposite Kenneth Branagh in The Theory of Flight. Other recent awards include a Canadian Genie for Best Actress for her performance in Margaret's Museum and an Emmy nomination for the widely praised miniseries Merlin. She can currently be seen in the HBO movie Live From Baghdad with Michael Keaton for which she has been nominated for a 2002 Golden Globe Best Actress Award. Bonham Carter is currently shooting the big screen adaptation of Daniel Wallace's Big Fish for director Tim Burton.

Born and raised in London, Bonham Carter was educated at one of that city's foremost schools, Westminster. Director Trevor Nunn persuaded her to postpone her studies to star in his film Lady Jane. Then, on the last day of shooting Nunn's film, James Ivory offered here the lead in A Room With a View. This began a series of roles in E.M. Forster adaptations that would bring Bonham Carter international stardom, followed by Where Angels Fear to Tread and Howard's End. She also played Ophelia in Franco Zeffrelli's Hamlet opposite Mel Gibson, appeared in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein directed by Kenneth Branagh and starred as Woody Allen's wife in Mighty Aphrodite.

Bonham Carter's wide variety of contemporary roles include playing an anorexic in Getting it Right, a stripper in Dancing Queen and the widow of Lee Harvey Oswald in Fatal Deception. Other television credits include Arms and the Man, Beatrix Potter, A Hazard of Hearts, as well as guest appearances on Miami Vice. Bonham Carter's stage appearances include Woman in White, The Chalk Garden, House of Bernarda Alba and Trelawny of the Wells.

Bio courtesy Paramount Classics for "Till Human Voices Wake Us" (14-Feb-2003)


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