Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham Carter

Date of Birth

Birthday: May 26
Birthplace: London, UK

Esteemed thespian Helena Bonham Carter — who portrays the late Elizabeth Taylor in the BBC’s Burton & Taylor — received her very first acting break in entertainment via a television commercial at just 16 years old.

The British star really broke through a role in A Room with a View, the 1985 film in which she portrayed Lady Jane Grey.

Esteemed thespian Helena Bonham Carter — who portrays the late Elizabeth Taylor in the BBC’s Burton & Taylor — received her very first acting break in entertainment via a television commercial at just 16 years old.

The British star really broke through a role in A Room with a View, the 1985 film in which she portrayed Lady Jane Grey.

Determined to shake period-piece typecasting, Bonham Carter took on roles in 1999’s Fight Club and a number of Tim Burton films (he’s her domestic partner) such as Planet of the Apes, Corpse Bride and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

A SAG and BAFTA award winner, she has received Primetime Emmy nominations for her parts in 1998’s Merlin and Live from Baghdad in 2003. Her performances in The Wings of the Dove in 1998 and The King’s Speech in 2010 earned her Oscar noms.

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Awards & Nominations

4 Nominations
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series - 2020
  • Nominee
  • Helena Bonham Carter, as Princess Margaret
  • The Crown
  • Netflix
  • Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie - 2014
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie - 2003
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie - 1998
  • Nominee
  • Helena Bonham Carter, as Morgan
  • Merlin
  • NBC
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