Fast Facts

  • Great-grandfather Herbert Henry Asquith was prime minister of the United Kingdom from 1908 to 1916.
  • Great-uncle Anthony Asquith was a renowned film director and screenwriter (Pygmalion, The Importance of Being Earnest).
  • As a teenager, used money she won in a poetry contest to buy an ad in an actors' directory to try to get acting jobs.
  • Her father was left half-paralyzed from a stroke due to complications from surgery; she studied his body language for her performance as a woman with Lou Gehrig's disease in The Theory of Flight.
  • Directed by her former partner (and father of her two children) Tim Burton in a number of movies, beginning with Planet of the Apes (2001).
  • After their son Billy Ray was born, she and Burton bought houses next door to each other in London.
  • Named a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen's New Year Honours list in 2011.

Awards

  • 2003, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1999, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1998, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1994, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 2008, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2003, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 1997, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1993, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1998, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2010, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1997, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2011, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 2014, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Actress: Nominee
  • 2014, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
  • 1995, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2011, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Winner
  • 2008, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2014, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1998, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actress: Winner

Relationships

  • Edward Bonham Carter — Brother
  • Elena Bonham Carter — Mother
  • Billy Raymond Burton — Son
  • Violet Bonham Carter — Grandmother
  • Raymond Bonham Carter — Father
  • Thomas Bonham Carter — Brother
  • Tim Burton — Ex-significant Other
  • Nell Burton — Daughter
  • Maurice Bonham Carter — Grandfather

Details

  • Birth Name: Helena Bonham Carter
  • Birth Place: Golders Green, London, England
  • Birthday: May 26, 1966, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor

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