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Fancy a tea-party with Helena?

The Head & Neck Cancer Foundation are holding a fundraising event, which includes a rather impressive auction. One of the prizes up for grabs is an exclusive ‘Fairytale Tea Party’, hosted by Helena Bonham Carter herself, and Cinderella co-star, Lily James at the Mandarin Oriental in London

This is a true once in a lifetime fairy tale moment. The stars of Disney’s Cinderella, two time Academy Award nominee Helena Bonham Carter and Cinderella herself; Downton Abbey star Lily James, are hosting a sumptuous afternoon tea at one of London’s most iconic and celebrated 5-star Luxury Hotels, The Mandarin Oriental. The event is for a maximum of six guests, travel and accommodation are not included but can be arranged subject to further cost.

The prize will be auctioned off during a live auction; to find out more, visit their website.

 

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‘London’s Burning’ Book

Helena’s friend Azzi Glasser has shared this photo on instagram of herself and Helena, featured in a book called London’s Burning, which launches tomorrow. The photograph is by Katie Martin. I may be wrong, but I do recall Helena mentioning that she has a traditional Gypsy wagon in her garden for Nell, so I’m wondering if this is it!

Details from the publisher’s website describe the book as a collection of portraits from a creative city. The author is Hossein Amirsadeghi, and the book is available for pre-order on Amazon at the price of £58.00, and will be released 19th October 2015.

 

 

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Helena on the cover of Red magazine

Helena graces the cover of Red magazine’s special ‘Women of the Year‘ November issue. Thanks to @adreamofponine, we now know that the photographer is Jonty Davies!

The magazine will hit stores next week, but subscribers receive it early!

 

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Helena in Tatler Magazine

According to photographer, Lorenzo Agius‘s official instagram page, the photoshoot that we saw behind-the-scenes pictures of recently will be in Tatler magazine, released 1st October 2015. The exact nature of the editorial is presently unknown – fingers crossed it will be a full photographic editorial, with an interview!

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Helena to Star in Nick Hornby Drama on BBC1

Finally, some Helena news! Helena will star in a new television drama, Love, Nina, which will air on BBC1, according to The Guardian!

Helena Bonham Carter is to star in writer Nick Hornby’s first TV drama – Love, Nina – based on the memoirs of a nanny who worked for some of the leading lights of literary London.

The mini-series, which will go out over five half-hour episodes on BBC1, is based on Nina Stibbe’s award-winning book of the same name.

It is the first TV drama outing for Hornby, whose books include About a Boy, High Fidelity and Fever Pitch.

“Nina Stibbe’s book has already established itself as a much-loved piece of comic writing and I love it,” Hornby said. “Her observations and worldview were the inspiration for a show that we think captures the same spirit. It’s been a joy to write and we’re thrilled with the quality of the cast.”

Stibbe’s book, based around letters home to Leicestershire, recounts her time as nanny to the children of the London Review of Books editor in north London in the 1980s.

The BBC describes the drama as a “laugh-out-loud culture clash … that celebrates family and friendship in all its chaotic glory”.

The drama reunites Bonham Carter with director SJ Clarkson, they last worked together on BBC1 drama Toast, based on the autobiographical novel by food writer Nigel Slater.

Clarkson has been directing shows in the US, including the opening episodes of Marvel and Netflix’s AKA Jessica Jones, as well as Martin Scorsese’s Vinyl for HBO.

Bonham Carter will play Georgia, the mother of boys Joe and Max and Nina’s charges as nanny.

“It’s a joy to be working with Helena again and even more so to be collaborating on such wonderful material and with such a talented ensemble,” said Clarkson.

Nina is to be played by Faye Marsay, and the boys by Ethan Rouse and Harry Webster.

Filming is due to start in London in September, with production by See-Saw Films, which has credits including BBC2’s Top of the Lake, which starred Mad Men actor Elisabeth Moss.

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Helena as Frida Kahlo

Photographer Lorenzo Agius posted this photo of Helena as Frida Kahlo on his official instagram page. It appears to be a behind the scenes photo for an upcoming photoshoot – can’t wait to see it!

 

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