Gallery Update

I have decided it is about time I tackled my ‘Helena’ folder as it has become quite messy and unorganised lately. I’ve added a few film stills of various quality, but I’d like to draw your attention to the pictures from La Maschera! They are medium quality and tagged, but its barely noticeable and I think they are great regardless! Enjoy.


 

Helena vs. JK Rowling

Helena is up against the legendary JK Rowling in the final round of the Anglo Fan Favourites: Woman of the Year. As it stands, Helena is in the lead with 55% of the votes, but it’s a painful decision between the two woman as both are equally magnificent!

Once again, here we are on Center Court. Two strong competitors have survived the test of four weeks and thousands of votes. Either contender will wear the name “champion” with honor and dignity. But only one will be the Anglo Fan Favorite of 2011.

In the near court, we have JK Rowling. The world’s first billionaire novelist, an industry unto herself. A woman whose new releases inspired millions of loyal followers to queue up along cold streets at midnight… for a book. A woman whose rags-to-riches story is as compelling as her fiction.

In the far court, you have Helena Bonham Carter, a one-time costume drama ingenue who aged into one of movie’s most charming eccentrics. An actress of astonishing range, who, in one year (2010), played the campy Bellatrix Lestrange, the terrifying Red Queen, and the reserved, acerbic Queen Mum (opposite men’s runner-up Colin Firth). A BAFTA winner and two-time Oscar nominee.

Voting ends tomorrow, 6th October.

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Shoppers stunned as Bonham Carter and Burton spotted ‘looking normal’

Shoppers were said to be shocked by the conventional appearance of actress Helena Bonham Carter and her film director partner Tim Burton in an Oxfordshire branch of Waitrose.

“I was stunned”, said store manager Matthew Priddy. “They looked so normal, I hardly recognised them. Mr Burton’s hair and beard were trimmed and he was wearing, if I’m not mistaken, a Blue Harbour jumper. Ms Bonham Carter was in stretch jeans and a waterfall cardigan. Her hair was scraped back in an alice band.”

Store staff, more used to seeing the celebrity bohemian couple looking as if they’ve been dragged through a hedge, put the transformation down to them “deciding to look as boring as everyone else in Waitrose.”

Source: News Biscuit

Walkway plan to link Tim and Helena’s separate homes

They live separately but together in adjoining houses in Belsize Park. Now Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter are taking a step towards co-habitation with a new link between the two former artists’ studios.

The couple are planning a major refurbishment which will see the properties linked by a “quirky” new first-floor walkway. It involves creating a new two-storey extension and is due to be approved by Camden council.

Bonham Carter, 45, and Burton, 53, who have two children Billy, seven, and Nell, three, will continue to use separate bedrooms. The actress revealed recently: “Our relationship is enhanced by knowing we have our personal space to retreat to.”

She also admitted to a more down to earth reason for wanting to retain her privacy. “Tim does snore, and that’s an element,” she said. “We’ve tried lots of remedies that don’t work. He has a deviated septum and doesn’t want an operation.”

Source: London Evening Standard

Helena Confirmed for Les Mis?

At the end of last month, there were rumblings from a reliable Broadway source that Anne Hathaway would be joining Hugh Jackman in the forthcoming big screen adaptation of the classic musical Les Misérables, the next project from The King’s Speech director Tom Hooper. While confirmation of that casting has yet to come to light, two other names mentioned in the same story are now confirmed to be negotiating to star in the film as well. THR has word that both Russell Crowe and Helena Bonham Carter are in talks to lend their voices to the staple musical set during the 19th century French rebellion. Read on!

Crowe will play Javert, the uncompassionate police inspector who will stop at nothing to recapture Jean Valjean (Jackman), the man who steals bread to feed his sister and spends the ensuing years in prison, and trying to escape it, while also becoming the guardian of a young woman named Cosette. Meanwhile, Carter is playing the greedy wife of Thenardier. Carter has already brought her singing talents to film with Sweeney Todd, but this will be Crowe’s first time singing on the big screen, though he has his own collection of music available with his band 30 Odd Foot of Grunts (now known as The Ordinary Fear of God).

Source: First Showing.net