The first promotional poster for 55 Steps has been released – albeit under a different name! The film will be titled Eleanor & Colette when it is released in Germany in May. Interestingly, this was the intended title of the film when it was initially offered to Helena in 2006 – Helena was set to play Hilary Swank‘s role of Colette, while Susan Sarandon would play Eleanor.
Helena is currently attending the British Academy Film and Television Awards at the Royal Albert Hall, wearing a black Vivienne Westwood dress in support of the #TimesUp movement. She is pictured here with filmmaker, James Ivory.
Numerous news sites have been reporting that Helena is ‘all but confirmed’ to take on the role of Princess Margaret, currently portrayed by Vanessa Kirby, in series three of the Netflix’s The Crown.
Olivia Colman has already been confirmed as taking over from Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II.
Fingers crossed it turns out to be true!
Happy New Year! I hope everyone enjoyed their NYE celebrations, and wish you all the best for 2018.
My sincerest apologies for not posting this earlier – undoubtedly, you’ve already seen the new trailer for Ocean’s Eight, but if you haven’t, here it is!
Helena has signed a large Pudsey bear, which is being auctioned off to raise money for Children In Need.
Update: the bear sold for an impressive £217! Congratulations to the winning bidder!
Helena has narrated a film entitled Saying Goodbye for this year’s Children In Need.
Saying Goodbye features the stories of a group of children and young people in the UK dealing with the terminal illness or death of a parent.
The King’s Speech actress said: “It’s a privilege to be able to be involved with such a heart-rending film which shares such honest and important stories from children and young people as they cope with death of a parent or are facing this possibility.
“I hope this film strikes a chord with people across the UK and encourages them to donate to BBC Children In Need to enable the charity to continue to support children and young people who need it most.”
The film will air at 10.45pm on Tuesday 14th November on BBC1.
I have added some stunning portraits of Helena at the Toronto International Film Festival, photographed by Jennifer Roberts.
A dream shoot with Helena Bonham Carter while she was premiering her new film, 55 Steps. pic.twitter.com/MeHZIH4omO
— Jennifer Roberts (@jenniferrobs) September 18, 2017
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.