What a great news today Helena to be nominated for an Emmy for her portrayal of Elizabeth Taylor.
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie – 2014
- Jessica Lange
as Fiona Goode American Horror Story: Coven
- Sarah Paulson
as Cordelia Goode Foxx American Horror Story: Coven
- Helena Bonham Carter
as Elizabeth Taylor Burton And Taylor
- Minnie Driver
as Maggie Royal Return To Zero
- Kristen Wiig
as Cynthia Morehouse The Spoils Of Babylon
- Cicely Tyson
as Carrie Watts The Trip To Bountiful
Thanks to MaryJane.
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Helena attended the Best Of Britain’s Creative Industries Reception yesterday. Enjoy the Hqs I grabbed and added to the gallery!
Public Appereances > Events 2014 > Best Of Britain’s Creative Industries Reception
Hollywood stars Harrison Ford and Helena Bonham Carter are among a host of celebrities who have been invited to Downing Street for a ‘Cool Britannia Two’ party tomorrow night.
The two film stars, alongside Katherine Jenkins and Downton Abbey creator Lord Fellowes, have been invited to the gala event at to promote the UK’s booming entertainment industry.
The star-studded gathering has invited comparisons with Tony Blair’s 1997 Downing Street reception attended by Noel Gallagher and Vivienne Westwood.
Around 200 guests from across the entertainment industry will gather at the party in the courtyard of the Foreign Office opposite Downing Street.
A selected group of around a dozen guests – thought to include Lord Fellowes – will then go to Number 10 for a dinner.
Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan, who run Working Title Films which made Four Weddings and a Funeral, are attending; as is Lucian Grainge, chairman and chief executive of Universal Music.
Josh Berger, president and managing director of Warner Bros UK, Ireland and Spain and a governor of the British Film Institute is also expected to attend.
Harry Potter star Emma Watson and Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch have been invited. Actors Dame Helen Mirren and Ralph Fiennes, along with television presenters Clare Balding, Fearne Cotton and Cat Deeley, are tipped to attend.
Chiwetel Ejiofor, star of the Oscar-winning film Twelve Years a Slave, James Bond actor Daniel Craig and music mogul Simon Cowell could also be invited.
Number 10 is keen to avoid comparisons with Mr Blair’s ‘cool Britannia’ party staged in 1997, when guests included Noel Gallagher, the founder of Oasis.
They said that the focus was on the Government’s support for the entertainment industry through tax breaks – which have been credited with Britain’s booming arts, music and film industry.
The number of jobs within these ‘creative industries’ grew five times faster than the national average over the past three years, generating more than £70billion a year for the economy.
Sajid Javid, the Culture, Media and Sport secretary, said: ‘The UK’s Creative Industries are a huge success story and powerful force in driving economic growth.
‘These figures demonstrate the sector is punching well above its weight and Government is committed to ensuring the right conditions are in place to allow the sector to continue to flourish.’
Helena Bonham Carter is at the opening of Universal Orlando’s The Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley to talk about being bad. But for her upcoming role as The Fairy Godmother in Disney’s live-action reimagining of “Cinderella,” she’s channeling something completely different than the “Harry Potter” movie’s evil second-in-command, Bellatrix Lestrange.
“Yeah, she’s good!” Carter said, laughing, as she told MTV News about the “Cinderella” role. “She has a wand, she has teeth, but they’re perfect.”
Carter is well known for her out there — and in recent years, evil — characters like Lestrange, which she played over four “Harry Potter” movies, as well for scenes filmed for the new ride “Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts,” which opens on July 8. But when she graces screens in 2015, it’s for a part about as far from Lestrange as you can get.
Still, according to Carter, being pure good doesn’t mean there aren’t challenges.
“It’s an icon, it’s a tricky one because a fairy godmother, everyone has an idea of a fairy godmother,” Carter continued, as she sat right outside a replica of the “Harry Potter” films’ evil Knockturn Alley. “And also it’s kind of difficult to believe yourself as a fairy godmother, because it’s like a myth. You try and reinvent it, try to really believe having the thought of turning a pumpkin [into a carriage].”
That all said, lest you think Carter won’t bring the same quirkiness she brought to Lestrange, or other bizarre turns like Mrs. Lovett from “Sweeney Todd,” or the bigheaded Red Queen from “Alice in Wonderland” for the role of Fairy Godmother, think again.
“Why would she choose a pumpkin to be a transport?” Carter mused rhetorically. “It could have been anything! But why would it be a vegetable? You have to work out, does she only transmute vegetables, or can it be fruit? Is she going for the shape?”
These, we found, are the kinds of questions Carter asks of herself on nearly every role. In order to return to playing Lestrange for the new ride, after several years away from the role, Carter turned to her copious notes and files on the character.
“That’s part of the fun for me, analyzing, breaking somebody down,” Carter noted on the two days she spent filming green screen scenes for “Escape From Gringotts.”
“I have files and files,” Carter continued, laughing. “But that’s what I love doing. And then you have to be open to everything else, and learning your lines. And then you root it in physical stuff like costume, teeth and makeup.”
Similarly, Carter took a deep approach to the Fairy Godmother, one that means she’ll have a character far more lived in on screen than the one animated audiences are used to from the classic film of decades past.
March to the beat of your own drum. Let your freak flag fly. We hear these empowering “be true to yourself” statements all the time, but Helena Bonham Carter is one person who seriously lives by this motto.
E!’s own Kristin Dos Santos caught up with Helena at the VIP preview of Diagon Alley at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Orlando, and the actress opened up about her out-of-the-box aesthetic and why she really doesn’t care if she lands on the worst dressed list.
“I’ve had a stylist once or twice, but it doesn’t really work out because basically, I don’t like being told what to wear,” she said. “I don’t like being told what to do, so there’s no point. A lot of people suggest that I should.”
Well, we don’t! We like that Helena bucks all the trends and embodies the spirit of the quirky characters she plays onscreen on the red carpet, too.
Even though Helena looked uncharacteristically demure in her printed red wrap dress while chatting with Kristin, we associate her with her signature “kooky gothic” style. Now, she’s not Bjork-level kooky, but let’s put it this way: She’s the only person we know who can pull off wearing two different colored shoes at the Golden Globes.
We especially love how Helena summed up her fashion mantra to Kristin: “At the end of the day, whatever.”
Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Orlando’s The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens on July 8.