The BBC drama Toast starring Helena Bonham Carter, Ken Stott, Freddie Highmore, and Victoria Hamilton is getting a US theatrical release on September 23. Originally aired in the UK last Christmas the film is the story of British food writer Nigel Slater’s childhood, focusing on his journey into adulthood and how family tragedy throws him into the culinary world.
I was actually lucky enough to catch this while back in the UK and thoroughly enjoyed the BBC production that is set to the sounds of Dusty Springfield. It is Highmore that shines in the lead role, but he is backed up nicely by Ken Stott as his strict father and Helena Bonham Carter as the bewitching, curvaceous housekeeper, Mrs Potter. Toast will play in a limited number of theaters across the US from September 23 which I am certain will follow with a DVD release shortly after.
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Liam Neeson and Helena Bonham Carter are the latest Hollywood celebs to sign up for Ricky Gervais’ spoof documentary.
Written and directed by Ricky and Stephen Merchant, the seven-part sitcom Life’s Too Short follows the fluctuating fortunes of showbiz dwarf Warwick Davis.
A show source said: “Liam and Helena are both fans of Ricky from his other series and made room in their busy schedules to appear. It has all the makings of a hilarious series now like Extras.”
The series also includes cameos from Johnny Depp, Sting and Steve Carell.
Ricky said: “It’s turned out better than I hoped. It’s a joy because Warwick is fantastic to watch. You have so much sympathy for him and yet you love things going t*** up for his reactions.”
Life’s Too Short will be on BBC2 in October.
Source: Daily Mirror
On the 28th July Helena and Billy were spotted in North London doing a bit of shopping! I have added 14 high quality images of the pair of them, to the gallery. If you would like to view these images, you must remember to login! Enjoy!
I’ve just been rummaging around in my ‘Helena’ folder and thought I’d upload these beauties. I’ve added 7 MQ pictures from two familiar shoots from 1992 and 1993.
The 28-year-old screen star, Anne Hathaway, has a great deal of respect for Helena Bonham Carter and her partner, director Tim Burton, for the way they live their lives and their approaches to movie making.
She added to New! magazine: “I worked with them on Alice in Wonderland and they’re just so lovely. Tim marches to his own beat and he doesn’t hear, or worry, about anyone else. I think that’s something that he and Helena have in common. They’re just living their own lives, as themselves, and they really don’t care what people think. I find that so liberating. I really just think they’re the coolest people on the planet.”
Source: The Times of India
Hollywood stars Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp starred on Dragon’s Den when they pitched to the business moguls.
During filming for the hit show, the Dragons were told the pair and film director Tim Burton were working next door. When they went to meet them at Pinewood Studios, Bucks, Helena presented an idea for a pram firm.
A show source said: “Johnny was delighted to meet the Dragons, and Tim and Helena were telling them they are avid fans and watch every week.
“Helena was very excited and started to pitch a ‘Prambrella’, basically a pram that features its own umbrella when it rains.
“Johnny was laughing and joining in, but it wasn’t a great idea, so all the Dragons very politely told her: ‘I’m out’.”
The series, with new Dragon Hilary Devey, 54, starts on BBC2 on Sunday.
Source: The Daily Mirror
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Dwight Yoakam, Barry Pepper and Helena Bonham Carter are in talks to join Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer’s action movie, The Lone Ranger, as Variety‘s Justin Kroll and Marc Graser exclusively report.
Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer are already on board, with Hammer playing the masked man and Depp playing Tonto. Gore Verbinski will direct the flick, but is first gathering the rest of the cast.
Other actors to appear in The Lone Ranger include Tom Wilkinson and Ruth Wilson. Should he join the cast, Yoakam would play Butch Cavendish, leader of the Cavendish gang and the pic’s primary villain, while Pepper would play Captain J. Fuller, the leader of the seventh cavalry. Carter is still in early discussions — but if a deal closes, she would play the colorful madam of a local brothel.
The Lone Ranger aims to begin production sometime this fall, with a release date of December 21, 2012.
Actress Helena Bonham Carter will be the toast of Hollywood later this year when she is honoured at the 2011 Bafta Los Angeles Britannia Awards.
The Oscar-nominated The King’s Speech star has been chosen as the British Artist of the Year by the Hollywood branch of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta).
Bonham Carter will join fellow nominee David Yates, the filmmaker of her latest movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II, who will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing.
Director and animator John Lasseter will also be honoured for Worldwide Contributions to Filmed Entertainment.
The Britannia Awards will take place on 30 November 2011 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Source: Contact Music
Helena Bonham Carter has walked away from Harry Potter with her own mouthful of movie history.
The Alice in Wonderland star has owned up to pinching the fake teeth she wore in the Potter blockbuster as a little souvenir of her magical adventures.
“Don’t tell the powers that be but I admit I did take my teeth,” says Helena. “They won’t fit anybody else’s mouth anyway so I thought nobody would mind. I’ll miss being a witch but at least with the teeth I can play at home!”
Helena recently admitted she’s already missing playing Bellatrix Lestrange.
“She’s been really good therapy to do,” says Helena of her character. “I get to scream a lot, she’s very physical, very expressed, she’s a big character to play. She’s totally unsubtle. I’ll never get that full body workout screaming therapy thing.”
Source: Showbiz Spy