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World Premiere of ’55 Steps’ at the Toronto International Film Festival

Sorry I wasn’t around yesterday for the premiere – I was climbing a mountain! Anyway, I have added a bunch of photos of Helena attending the world premiere of 55 Steps at the Toronto International Film Festival last night. She looks absolutely fabulous in a Dolce & Gabbana floral dress, teamed with a cute D&G clutch.


’55 Steps’ at the Toronto International Film Festival

55 Steps will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, which takes place 7th to 17th September. TIFF have released the first clip from the film, which you can watch below:

We also have three new stills from the film, and many more to look forward to, no doubt!

First production still from ’55 Steps’

The first production still from 55 Steps has been released (credit: HBC_Group).

Below is a photo of some of the cast and crew on the set at MMC Studios in Cologne last year.

Author Mark Bruce Rosin, Producer Lesley Neary, Bastie Griese (MMC Movies), Executive Producer Laurie Shearing, lead actress Helena Bonham Carter, Director Bille August, lead actress Hilary Swank, Producer Anita Elsani (elsani film), Petra Müller (Film and Media Foundation NRW), Jeffrey Tambor and Cynthia Hoppenfeld at the MMC Studios in Cologne. © Bernd Spauke

Filming ‘Ocean’s Eight’

I’m so sorry for neglecting the site recently! I am in the process of adding lots and lots of pictures of Helena looking fabulous on the set of Ocean’s Eight with co-stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, and Rihanna. Also spotted on location was Mindy Kaling, who was previously confirmed as appearing in the film, as well as Sarah Paulson and Dakota Fanning who look to have joined the cast as well!

Filming has begun on Ocean’s Eight

Many of you will have seen the recent candid photographs of Helena out and about in New York (sporting newly blonde hair with what looks like a pinkish tint), but if you haven’t…Helena is currently in New York! And the reason she’s in New York is because filming for Ocean’s Eight has begun. Hopefully we’ll get some more details about Helena’s role soon!

Magazine Scans

I’m having another rummage through my extensive magazine collection, and uploading scans to the gallery! Most of today’s new additions are recent press articles for Love, Nina (see below), but there’s also a vintage gem from 1986 in there!

Helena to produce and star in new mini-series

Jezebel reports that Helena is set to star in a new television mini-series based on Jami Attenberg‘s novel, Saint Mazie. Interestingly, Helena will also be producing the series, along with Suffragette producer, Faye Ward

Helena will play Mazie Gordon-Phillips, who Attenberg described as a  “deeply flawed, self-indulgent, extremely boozy” woman who had “quite a mouth on her.” 

In a statement to Deadline, Faye Ward said: 

“Our story unveils a woman in the middle of her life, a local legend who lifted the spirit of a community and yet barely moved beyond the perimeter of two square miles. She was in love with the streets and the people, she saw beauty in the dirt. It is exciting to think of Helena on screen oozing the spirit of this courageous woman. [Writer Clara Brennan’s] witty and political voice is perfect for Mazie and her world.”

  

Helena cast in all-female spin-off of ‘Ocean’s Eleven’

Exciting news! Helena has reportedly been cast in an all-female spin-off of Ocean’s Eleven. Sandra Bullock is will be taking on the lead role as the sister of Danny Ocean, while Helena’s Cinderella co-star, Cate Blanchett will play the second lead akin to Brad Pitt’s character, Rusty. George Clooney, who played the role of Danny Ocean in the original films,  is set to be a producer on the new film, which has a working title of Ocean’s Ocho. Star of The Mindy Project, Mindy Kaling and The Hunger Games actress, Elizabeth Banks have also signed up, while Jennifer Lawrence is rumored to be interested in the project.

The Hunger Games director, Gary Ross will be teaming up with the original director of Ocean’s Eleven, Steven Soderbergh. Continuing the female lead, Olivia Milch is credited at a writer on the film’s IMDb page. According to The Independent, the film’s premise will see the all-female collective team up in order to steal a necklace from the Met Ball so they can frame a villainous gallery owner.

Helena brings her brand of formal oddity to ‘Alice’

Helena brings her brand of formal oddity to ‘Alice’

Helena was interviewed by Josh Rottenberg for Los Angeles Times about Through the Looking Glass, in cinemas from tomorrow! Photographed by Brian van der Brug.

Helena Bonham Carter has never been afraid to let her freak flag fly, either on-screen or off. In Disney’s return trip to Lewis Carroll’s nonsensical Wonderland, “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” opening Friday, the two-time Oscar nominee reprises her role as the bombastic, egomaniacal Red Queen, who tries to thwart Alice (Mia Wasikowska) as she travels back in time to try to save Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter.

On a recent afternoon in Los Angeles, we spoke to Bonham Carter about standing apart in homogenized Hollywood, working with frequent collaborator and longtime partner Tim Burton, from whom she separated in 2014, turning 50 and scaring small children.

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