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Helena Bonham Carter is a British actress known for her roles in historical dramas, as well as quirkier movies including Fight Club and Dark Shadows. She is married to director Tim Burton.
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Helena Bonham Carter was born on May 26, 1966, in London, England. Her film debut was in Lady Jane in 1985 and she became well-known for her roles in historical dramas including Howard's End and A Room with a View. After appearing in his 2001 remake of Planet of the Apes, Carter married director Tim Burton and has made frequent appearances in his films. They have two children.
Actress Helena Bonham Carter was born on May 26, 1966, in London, England. Helena Bonham Carter is perhaps best known for playing quintessential English heroines. She made her cinematic debut as Lady Jane Grey in Lady Jane (1985). Later film credits include Hamlet (1990), Howard's End (1992), Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994) and Twelfth Night (1996).
In 2001, Bonham Carter appeared in the remake of Planet of the Apes directed by Tim Burton. Not long after the film's release, the two became involved and had their first child together in 2003. The couple worked on another remake, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) starring Johnny Depp. She also lent her voice to the title character of Burton's dark animated tale, Corpse Bride (2005).
In 2007, Bonham Carter co-starred in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street with Johnny Depp, which was directed by Burton. The film was an adaptation of a popular musical and both lead actors performed their own songs for the movie. Around this time, Bonham Carter and Burton also expanded their family. The couple welcomed their second child in December of that year.
Outside of her work with Burton, Bonham Carter most recently appeared in the box office hit, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), the latest installment of the film adaptations of J. K. Rowling's best-selling Harry Potter book series.
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