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I have added 7 HQ promotional shots for Magnificent 7 – again, these are from my own personal collection so if you do use them for edits on Tumblr etc, I would very much appreciate it if you could credit back to the site.
I’ve been scanning photographs from my personal collection to share with you guys, and today I bring you another shot from Absolutely Fabulous, promotional photos from Arms and the Man, and stills from Helena’s appearance in the rare television film, The Vision. I would greatly appreciate it if you could credit back to the site if you use them for edits on Tumblr etc.
It has just been announced that BBC America will be co-producing Helena’s upcoming BBC film, Burton & Taylor, alongside Dominic West. It will air in their Dramaville block, according to the following press release:
Announced today, BBC America is co-producing for Dramaville, Burton & Taylor, starring Dominic West (The Hour, The Wire) and Helena Bonham Carter (Lone Ranger, The King’s Speech), as Hollywood’s most famous volatile on-again-off-again lovers, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. The 90-minute drama follows their private and public relationship played out against their ill-fated appearance in a 1983 revival of Noël Coward’s stage play, Private Lives.
Written by William Ivory (Made in Dagenham, Going for Gold), Burton & Taylor is a BBC Drama Production for BBC Four and co-produced by BBC America. The drama is distributed internationally by BBC Worldwide.
Burton & Taylor is one of the most fascinating, glamorous and tempestuous relationships of the 20th century – the two most famous movie stars of their day who played out every high and low of their love affairs, multiple marriages and divorces right in the public eye.
Perry Simon, General Manager, Channels, BBC Worldwide America commented: “We are thrilled to bring Burton & Taylor to BBC America’s Dramaville. With the incredibly talented and award-winning Helena Bonham Carter and Dominic West in the title roles and a compelling script from William Ivory, Burton & Taylor captures the final and complicated reunion on stage of two British and Hollywood icons. We’re excited to tell this story in the tradition of the great BBC dramas our audience has come to expect.”
The executive producer for the BBC is Jessica Pope. The director is Richard Laxton (Effie, Him and Her, Hancock), and the producer is Lachlan McKinnon (Silent Witness).
Burton & Taylor is the latest title to join BBC America’s Dramaville, the home of groundbreaking British drama. The Dramaville slate includes the upcoming mini-series Spies of Warsaw, premiering April 3, the returning Golden Globe®-winning mini-series Luther, upcoming mini-series Broadchurch and previous acclaimed mini-series including The Hour and Inside Men.
Helena and Tim co-hosted A Night of Funk & Soul in aid of Save the Children last night. The event, also hosted by Sir Alan Parker, was held at The Roundhouse and raised an impressive £1.3 million, with Helena herself making a generous bid of £50,000 for a sculpture by Marc Quinn. In attendance were the likes of Jonathan Ross and wife, Jane Goldman, Samantha Cameron, Joely Richardson and Ronnie Wood. I have added 14 MQ pictures to the gallery.
An incredible time was had at A Night of Funk and Soul at the Roundhouse, raising a tremendous £1.3m for Save the Children! Co-hosted by Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Burton and Alan Parker, and compered by Jonathan Ross, guests enjoyed a remarkable night of exciting high energy music. Guests including Samantha Cameron, Ronnie Wood and Jemima Khan looked on as Funk & Soul legends Trevor Horn CBE, Nile Rodgers and Maceo Parker jammed with contemporary guest artists James Morrison, Lemar and Beverley Knight
Anticipation was high during the auction of luxury items, which included a Fender Strat signed by the night’s artists, a tour of the McQueen Atelier with Sarah Burton, a sculpture by Marc Quinn which went for £50k and two jukeboxes packed with funk and sould music, which sold for £72k.
The evening was a huge achievement for Save the Children not only as an important fundraiser but as an opportunity to raise awareness of our vital work amongst a high profile community of supporters.
I have added 1 HQ promotional shot from Absolutely Fabulous. This is a scan from my own personal collection of photos, so if you do use it for edits on Tumblr etc, I’d appreciate it if you credited back to this site
I hope everyone enjoyed the Oscars last night – huge congratulations to all the winners of the night, which included three wins for Les Misérables. I’ve been busy adding photos from the big event to the gallery – so far we have 60 HQ and 25 MQ. You can watch the performance by the cast of Les Misérables (including Helena!) below:
Well, tonight is the night! Helena will be attending the 85th Academy Awards tonight with partner Tim Burton (who is nominated for Best Animated Feature Film for Frankenweenie). Les Misérables is up for an amazing eight Oscars, but the excitement doesn’t end there because Helena is actually performing in the ceremony.
Sadly, I have a full day of lectures tomorrow so I can’t stay up to cover the Oscars, but I will add photos etc as soon as I get in tomorrow evening. You can watch the Oscars livestreams here, here and here. If you know of any more, please post them in the chatbox.
You can also watch it live on ABC for American visitors and on Sky (Living, Oscars, Movies and later Sky News) for British visitors from 11:30pm – both can be watched either online or on your televison. Again, if you have any information as to when and where the Oscars is being broadcast in your country, post on the chat box. Enjoy!
You may have noticed that the frequency of candid-photo additions has decreased in recent months – the reason for this is that myself and Jamie have been thinking about stopping candid photos on this site. After a lot of careful consideration, we have come to the decision that we will no longer be adding paparazzi photos of Helena going about her daily life. We have never been entirely comfortable with this invasion of her privacy (and that of her family) and now that her children are that bit older, we do not think it would be appropriate to continue. We have also decided to remove all of the candids from the gallery, which we will be doing this week.
We hope that you will be understand why we have come to this conclusion But don’t worry, we will continue to cover public appearances, photoshoots etc. Edit: where appropriate, some candids may be moved to the public appearances section – for example, signing autographs at events.