Bonham Carter and Burton to be honoured

Helena Bonham Carter and her film director partner Tim Burton are to be honoured by the British movie industry with a BFI Fellowship.

The couple, who have worked together on numerous occasions including on films such as Planet of the Apes and Sweeney Todd, will be recognised at the annual awards of the BFI London Film Festival which take place on October 20.

The fellowship is the highest honour from the British Film Institute.

US movie-maker Tim, who lives in the UK, said of the accolade: “I feel very touched and grateful to the BFI for this tremendous honour. It means more than I can put into words to receive the BFI Fellowship and to be included alongside the great directors who have received it before me.”

Helena, who received her second Oscar nomination last year for her role in The King’s Speech, said: “I am somewhat bewildered and not sure that I am deserving of such an honour as a Fellowship from the BFI, but shall accept it with deep gratitude.”

Source: Belfast Telegraph

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