Last night, Helena attended David Cameron‘s Reception for Inspirational Women at 10 Downing Street. She was joined by the likes of Erin O’Connor, Carol Voderman, Lorraine Pascale, Lizzy Yarnold and Joan Collins, among others. I have added 11 MQ pictures to the gallery.
Meryl Streep has been cast as Emmeline Pankhurst in the upcoming film Suffragette, according to the Guardian. She is said to be in final negotiations to play ‘a small but important role’ as the iconic political activist. Meryl Streep has previously worked with writer Abi Morgan in The Iron Lady. The Ruby Films drama will be directed by Sarah Gavron and produced by Faye Ward and Alison Owen.
Shooting begins on Monday.
I have been working on the style section and have added a page for one of Helena’s favourite jewellery designers, Annina Vogel. You can also find details of their 2011 collaboration for National Treasures at Liberty, the proceeds of which went to Save the Children. Helena wears a lot of Annina Vogel, so I suspect it will be a while before the page is anywhere near complete, but in the meantime, enjoy pictures of Helena’s designs in the gallery.
It is now confirmed that Helena will join Carey Mulligan to star in Suffragette. The first read-through has already taken place and filming will begin in London later this month. There are still no details about Helena’s role, although Mulligan is set to play ‘a woman who turns to violence in the battle for the vote after seeing peaceful protests achieve nothing’, according to Evening Standard.
I have added 13 MQ images of Helena attending the launch of The Love Book by Allie Esiri on Wednesday evening.
What exactly was Helena Bonham Carter hinting at when making cryptic comments about her Valentine’s Day plans last night? The actress was with ‘Bridget Jones’ author Helen Fielding and writer Allie Esiri in Marylebone’s Daunt Books for the launch of Esiri’s The Love Book, an anthology of poetry and prose.
Comedian Harry Enfield recalled the ultimate sacrifice he made for l’amour. “There was a time when Arsenal were playing a game on Valentine’s Day, and I didn’t go.”
Beside him was Helena. “What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done?” the Londoner asked, hoping for some tips. “I think it#s about to happen,” she said. “I’m still waiting for it…” And then she turned away. Is she teasing, or hoping long-term partner Tim Burton is about to up the stakes?
Source: Evening Standard
18th February: all photos have been upgraded to HQ.
A few people have been asking where they can watch The Young and Prodigious Spivet and when it will be released on DVD/blu-ray. I did a little digging and found this on Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s official blog, dated 16th January 2014.
Sold worldwide, TS will only be on the screens in [countries other than France] as of May. This is due to the fact that a contract was signed with the famous American distributor Harvey Weinstein, which prohibits other countries from releasing the film before the USA. This is called a “holdback”. And this is why Spivet could not participate in all the international festivals it was invited to. Fortunately, this “holdback” ends in May.
As for the American release, no date has been set yet.
Because of this “holdback” the DVD and Bluray versions will be released in June instead of January as originally planned, to prevent English-speaking spectators from buying it on the Internet before the cinema release in their own country.
They are going to be brilliant: 3D version, 2D version, with a bonus “making of” that is more than an hour long by Julien Lecat, who was responsible for the “making-of” for ‘Micmacs’ and ‘A Very Long Engagement’, commentary for cut scenes, and a paper version of the storyboard in certain boxed sets.
I have added 1,159 screencaps of Helena as Elizabeth in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. My DVD stopped working near the end, but I do not think Helena appears in the scenes I missed, but I’ll double check. Be aware that the film contains scenes of gore, and there may be spoilers if you have not seen the film.