Helena Bonham Carter made her professional acting debut in a television commercial at the age of sixteen. She then appeared in a minor TV film, ‘A Pattern of Roses’ which aired in 1983. Her first lead role was of Lady Jane Grey in ‘Lady Jane’ which released in 1986. Carter’s breakthrough role was of Lucy Honeychurch in 1985’s ‘A Room with a View’. The film was filmed after ‘Lady Jane’ but released two months earlier. She played Ophelia in ‘Hamlet’, which released in 1990.
She continued her streak of magnificent performances through the 90s in a variety of roles from a traditional corset-clad character in 1997’s ‘The Wings of the Dove’ to the neurotic anti-heroine of 1999’s ‘Fight Club’. The superb performance in ‘The Wings of the Dove’ earned her Best Actress nomination in Academy Awards, Golden Globes, BAFTA, and SAG. She also won a lot of awards for her performance in the movie including Best Actress Award from National Board of Review and the Los Angeles Film Critics.
In the late 90s, Carter began moving from a capable actress to a compelling movie star. Her most notable roles in the late 90s and early 2000s included Mick Jackson’s ‘Live from Bagdad’ which aired in 2002 and bagged her an Emmy and Golden Globe nomination; 1998’s ‘The Theory of Flight’, which had her playing a victim of motor neuron disease; 1996 release ‘Twelfth Night or What You Will’, in which she appeared as Olivia; !995’s ‘Mighty Aphrodite’, opposite Woody Allen; ‘Margaret’s Museum’, which released in 1995 and was directed by Mort Ransen; Tim Burton’s 2001 remake of ‘Planet of the Apes’, in which she played an ape; 2001’s ‘Novocaine’, alongside Steve Martin; ‘The Heart of Me’, which released in 2002, opposite Paul Bettany; and as a witch in ‘Big Fish’, which released in 2003 and was directed by Tim Burton.
Carter was nominated for the fifth time for a Golden Globe for her role in Tim Burton’s film adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical, ‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon of Fleet Street’, which released in 2007. Tim Burton and co-star Johnny Depp too were nominated for the movie. She has also been part of the Harry Potter film series as Bellatrix Lestrange having first appeared as the character in ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’, which released in 2007.
She has been part of many great movies in the 2010s and has received praise for her roles. Carter appeared as Red Queen in 2010’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’, Queen Elizabeth in ‘The King’s Speech’, which released in 2010, Miss Havisham in ‘Great Expectations’ and Madame Thenardier in ‘Les Miserables’, both of which released in 2012, Fairy Godmother in 2015’s ‘Cinderella’, Iracebeth in 2016’s ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’, and as Rose Well in ‘Ocean’s Eight’, which released in 2018. At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Helena Bonham Carter movie? Well, you are at the right place. Here’s the list of upcoming Helena Bonham Carter films scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest new Helena Bonham Carter movie could be as good as some of her recent ones.
1. The Land of Sometimes (TBA)