Filming for 55 Steps has finally got underway in San Francisco. Helena was photographed on the set. Hilary Swank has now replaced Vera Farmiga as lawyer, Colette. Low quality photos of the pair on the set have appeared on IMDb.
For those who missed the live Q&A interview with Helena Bonham Carter yesterday, you can watch it below:
Helena once again hosted a fundraiser for Save the Children, which has been an annual event since 2012. Her co-host was Sir Alan Parker, and the event was held at The Roundhouse in London. A Night of Motown raised an incredible £2.1m. Helena is wearing Stella McCartney.
Over 360 guests were transported from Motown’s roots in sixties’ Detroit, through to the modern artists who are still inspired by this incredible blend of soul, R’n’B, gospel and pop.
Performances featured Mary Wilson, founder of The Supremes, the legendary Tito Jackson from the Jackson 5, soul-pop sensation John Newman, singer songwriter Lemar and a surprise return performance by Beverley Knight who had the whole room on their feet.
Offering inspiring stories about Save the Children’s work were Sir Alan Parker, Chair of Save the Children International, and Dora Loewenstein, who spoke movingly about her visit to Zaatari refugee camp.
The night’s fundraising included live and silent auctions, with fantastic prizes including Stevie Wonder’s very own harmonica, original artwork by Tim Burton and the chance to watch an England football match with none other than David Beckham.
I have added 20 photos to the gallery.
Unfortunately, the HBO series, Codes of Conduct will no longer be going ahead, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Although it was picked up for six episodes and a pilot was filmed, HBO decided not to go ahead.
Photographer Rick McGinnis has shared more portraits of Helena on his website. Last year, McGinnis wrote a blog post about his experience of photographing Helena in Tonoronto in January 1996, which included previously unseen outtakes of a photo session for Now Magazine. He recently wrote about the rediscovery of some old negatives from the same session, and share them in this blog post.
As I recalled in my previous post, this was one of my favorite shoots from my time at NOW magazine, because my subject – a notorious eccentric – responded to my camera with a real performance, a tiny woman in baggy clothes, running through a gamut of expressions while sunk in the depths of an enormous hotel chair. Continue reading…
Well, it is long overdue, but we finally have a new layout! Still a few bits need tweaking, but it is quite refreshing to have a new design!
It was confirmed today that actor, Alan Rickman has passed away. Rickman starred alongside Helena in a few films over the years, most notably as Severus Snape in Harry Potter.
Alan Rickman, one of the best-loved and most warmly admired British actors of the past 30 years, has died in London aged 69. His death was confirmed on Thursday by his family who said that he died “surrounded by family and friends”. Rickman had been suffering from cancer. The Guardian
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Helena was photographed with author, Nina Stibbe in Camden today. Helena stars in the BBC adaptation of Nina’s book, Love Nina.