Below is an old portrait of Helena taken in 1997, by Jimmy Gaston.
Sadly, Helena is unlikely to be attending the upcoming BAFTAs but that doesn’t mean we cannot enjoy some gorgeous portraits from previous years, which are now in high resolution. I have also updated some other portraits from previous years.
Press Conferences & Photocalls > 2011 – 2015 > 64th BAFTA Portraits
Press Conferences & Photocalls > 2006 – 2010 > British Independent Film Awards Photocall
Press Conferences & Photocalls > 2011 – 2015 > BAFTA Guru Portraits
Netflix has drawn on an impressive array of stars for its major upcoming series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.
Star Wars’ Mark Hamill, Harry Potter’s Helena Bonham-Carter and Tomb Raider star Alicia Vikander are just some of the big screen stars set to voice characters in the new fantasy epic.
Game of Thrones’ Natalie Dormer, Outlander’s Caitriona Balfe and Star Trek: Discovery’s Jason Isaacs have also been named as actors in the new series, based on Jim Henson’s cult 1982 film The Dark Crystal.
Something a little different – Helena plays the role of ‘The Psychic’ in the upcoming DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
Dead of the Night is set at Rhodes Manor, a palatial estate in the English countryside, in the year 1912. Dozens of friends and enemies of relic-hunter Alistair Rhodes have been invited for a party. But it turns out the entire affair is actually a trap. A secret society of mystics unleash a spell that transforms all but four of the guests into zombies. As “Dead of the Night” progresses, these characters go from strangers to a tight-knit team, seeking clues and performing tasks they hope will bring this nightmare to an end.
Helena was interviewed for The Guardian about her film, 55 Steps.
Helena Bonham Carter does not attempt to disguise her hurt. She says she has just made the most important and personal film of her career, and is convinced nobody will see it. 55 Steps tells the story of Eleanor Riese, a psychiatric patient who successfully fought the US’s medical and political establishment in the 1980s for the right to refuse antipsychotic drugs.
Bonham Carter, who executive-produced the film as well as playing Riese, tried to get the movie made for 15 years, but it kept collapsing – budget problems, casting problems, director problems. Initially, she was going to play Colette Hughes, the campaigning lawyer (think Erin Brockovich) who represents Riese, with Susan Sarandon in the central role. But so much time passed that Bonham Carter ended up playing the older psychiatric patient, with Hilary Swank cast as the lawyer. And now the film is going straight to video.