Helena has responded to her CBE Award, and naturally she is thrilled! Thanks to Sky News we have the following quotes from her:
“I’m thrilled, though not sure I deserve it. I always thought my father deserved a medal for facing 25 years of chronic disability with quiet daily heroism, so I am delight to accept such a wonderful honour in his memory.
I’m wondering, does it mean I get to command? Because at the moment it’s my four year old daughter who does the commanding in our household. Must inform her of the change in situation.”
Helena will be appearing on the cover of today’s Guardian Newspaper and Telegraph Newspaper, referring to her recent CBE Award. You can view the covers below.
What an incredible honour! Helena is to be awarded a CBE Award from the Queen, in the New Year! This award is one step down from her being known as Dame Helena Bonham Carter! Thanks to Reuters we have the following article:
After playing the mother of Queen Elizabeth in The King’s Speech, actress Helena Bonham Carter will take part in a real-life royal performance when she receives an honour from the monarch herself.
The actress is among close to 1,000 people from all walks of life whose achievements are recognised in the annual New Year’s Honours List.
A rung down from a Dame with her CBE award (Commander of the British Empire), Bonham Carter received one of her two Oscar nominations for portraying Queen Elizabeth’s mother in Oscar-winning film The King’s Speech.
She will experience true royal pomp when she receives her award at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace next year, but she is no stranger to nobility, coming from an aristocratic family. Her great-grandfather, the Earl of Oxford and Asquith, served as prime minister under Elizabeth’s grandfather, King George V.
The official list will be published tomorrow, 31st December.
A brand new promotional still of Helena in the final Harry Potter films, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Parts I and II, has just been posted on Tumblr! It’s a picture of Helena and on-screen sister, Helen McCrory, who plays Narcissa Malfoy. View the image below!
Yesterday, 27th December, Helena was caught by the paparazzi, shopping at her local Tesco’s store, with Nell! I have added 22 MQ images of them to the gallery, but if you want to view them, don’t forget to login.
Myself and Jamie would like to wish you all a very (late) Merry Christmas! We hope you all had a lovely day and enjoyed your Christmas dinners and, of course, your presents! Hopefully everyone got at least one Helena DVD 😉
Okay, first of all: I have come to the conclusion that I must be going mad. Why? Because I’m sure that I had MQ and tagged versions of pictures belonging to the same set as photos I’ve just uploaded. But I can’t find them anywhere. If you do happen to stumble across them in the gallery, would you mind putting me out of my misery and sending me the link?
Edit: Well, I don’t know what happened, but they’re not there. Added one, anyways.
Anyway, a slightly random gallery update. I’ve added 5 HQ pictures including a stunning Merlin promo, two photoshoot pictures, another shot of Helena with Rik Mayall, and a picture from A Hazard of Hearts.