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I have added 27 HQ pictures from when Helena attended Elle Magazine’s ‘British Beauties‘ party in 1988. Helena is photographed with fellow actress Amanda Donohoe, fashion designers Jasper Conran and John Galliano, and Vivienne Westwood’s muse, Sara Stockbridge.
Over the next few days, I’ll be adding lots of photos from the eighties and nineties to the gallery! So far, I have added pictures from The Woman in White and Trelawny of the Wells and a couple of old event photos.
I thought I’d share this article as it addresses something that quite often crops up with regards to Helena, Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson.
For the first time since announcing her split from actor and director, Kenneth Branagh in 1995, Emma Thompson has spoken about her feelings towards Helena, who began a relationship with Branagh sometime during or after the filming of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Although she neither confirmed nor denied that there had indeed been an ‘affair’, she did confirmed what many of us already knew – that there are no hard feelings between the two women; “It’s pointless. I haven’t got the energy for it. Helena and I made our peace years and years ago” she said in a recent interview with the Sunday Times. “[we’re both] slightly mad and a bit fashion-challenged. Perhaps that’s why Ken loved us both. She’s a wonderful woman, Helena,” she said, talking about the similarities between herself and Helena.
Well, that’s that, then! You can read excerpts of the article at the Telegraph; the full interview will feature in this week’s Sunday Times.
Admire the outfit Helena wore to play the Fairy Godmother in Marks & Spencer’s Christmas advert? Well, you can get that look by visiting their website; you had better save your pennies though, the whole outfit will set you back £210!
I have been screencapping the recently released videos for the Marks and Spencer Christmas advert – unfortunately, I ran it on my GIF settings so there are an awful lot of screencaptures which are taking forever to upload, but feel free to make GIFs when they are all up! I captured the dog’s scenes too, as it is an adorable little dog! I have also added a cute photo of Helena and the little dog from the official Twitter page for Marks and Spencer.
Helena features in the 15th edition of Acne Paper, entitled ‘The Actress‘. The bi-annual magazine features a number of portraits by photographer, Brigitte Lacombe. Thank you to Lindsay for sending me the preview below, originally posted by Addictive77 on Instagram.
One of the most interesting actresses of her generation, Helena Bonham Carter, recently travelled across the pond to the Hampton’s International Film Festival for the première of her BBC film Burton and Taylor (in which she plays Elizabeth Taylor) and for an intimate In Conversation With… event. It was a fitting event for the festival, which selected UK films as their national focus; and Carter proved to be an ideal guest. Not only does her career speak for itself, but Carter herself is a genuinely charming, funny and down-to-earth speaker whose weird characters and often unrecognisable physical transformations are all the more impressive when seeing the vibrant woman in person.
Carter has no traditional training and admits she only found an ‘in’ within the industry as a teenager when she found the number of her schoolmate’s agent and gave him a call directly. But even before that, she was drawn to the idea of performing and had a desire to be on television, or she puts it “I wondered if I could be inside that box.” At thirteen saw her first of many influential female performances, Judy Davis in My Brilliant Career. It was a performance she found so impressive, she found herself wanting at first to be Sybylla Melyn (Davis’ character) before deciding she wanted to be an actress.