March 28th, 2015   Articles, Interviews, Media, News & Rumors No Comments

Actress says listening to Mozart and violin concertos had a profound effect on her unborn children.

The British actress, who is currently appearing as the Fairy Godmother in Disney’s new live-action version of Cinderella , is a big fan of classical music – for its calming influence.
When she was pregnant with her two children, Bonham Carter says she made use of the Tomatis Method, based on a theory that information coming into the foetus’s ear guides the development of the brain.
“I basically played Mozart and violin concertos again and again because it stimulated the inner ear of the unborn baby,” she says on this week’s edition of Charlotte Green’s Culture Club, (Sunday 29 March, 3pm).
“And everything that they promised happened to both my children. They came out alert, unbelievably clever, and very relaxed.”

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March 27th, 2015   Articles, News & Rumors No Comments

Helena Bonham Carter has looked into doing a West End job share so she could appear on stage and still spend enough time with her children.

While Helen McCrory would be her ideal theatrical other half, Bonham Carter joked that her friend and Harry Potter co-star might make her look bad.

The actress made the comments at a party for the 25th anniversary of BBC Films, also attended by McCrory and her husband Damian Lewis.

Bonham Carter has two children, Billy, 11, and Nell, seven, with her former partner, director Tim Burton. She told the Standard: “I’m not doing anything at the minute. I’m taking some time off to spend with my children and I feel more clear-headed than I have in a long time. I’ve had time to spend with my family and I’m lucky enough to be at the stage in my career where I can take breaks. But I’m not totally unemployed — I have some work on the horizon for the end of the year so we won’t go hungry!”

Bonham Carter, 46, has not done stage work for many years and said she is put off by its “relentlessness”, adding: “I would love to do some West End theatre but every night I would miss bedtime with the children.

“If I could do three days a week that would be great — and to be honest I have had some discussions about doing that.” She added: “What would be ideal is if I could do some sort of job share. But then who do you job share with?

“My obvious choice would be Helen McCrory but then if you shared with her, she’s such a great actress she’d just make you look bad. People would be asking for a refund for the nights I was on.”

Bonham Carter, McCrory and Lewis were among 400 guests at the BBC’s Broadcasting House in Portland Place last night. Others included Alan Rickman, Douglas Booth, Tom Hollander and Rafe Spall.


March 26th, 2015   Public Appereances No Comments

The gallery was updated with a mix of HQ and MQ images of Helena during yesterday’s BBC Films’ 25th Anniversary Reception. Enjoy!

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Public Appereances > Events 2015 > BBC Films’ 25th Anniversary Reception

March 20th, 2015   Public Appereances No Comments

And this morning she’s out already. This Cinderella promotion is effortless!!! Enjoy pictures of Helena during the Cinderella Exhibition Photocall.

Edit: Thanks to my friend Gabby I switched the quality of the photos with a higher one. Also added a few more.

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Public Appereances > Events 2015 > Cinderella Exhibition – Photocall

March 20th, 2015   Public Appereances No Comments

Gorgeous Helena, in a Vivienne Westwoon green dress, she was stunning at the Cinderella Premiere last night in London!

Gallery link:
Public Appereances > Events 2015 > “Cinderella” UK Premiere

March 20th, 2015   Interviews, Media No Comments

Who’s Helena?
Bonham Carter was born in Golders Green, London. Her mother, Elena (née Propper de Callejón), is a psychotherapist. Her father, Raymond Bonham Carter, was a merchant banker and the alternate UK director representing the Bank of England at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. during the 1960s. Bonham Carter speaks French fluently, starring in a 1996 French film Portraits chinois.

Read her full biography here.
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Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass
Helena as Red Queen

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Genre: Adventure | Family | Fantasy
Airdate: 27 May 2016

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Helena as Esther Kaufmann

A young man with a mysterious past makes his way into New York's high society.

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Airdate: 2015

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Helena as Edith New

The foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State.

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Airdate: 11 September 2015

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Helena as Fairy Godmother

A live-action retelling of the classic fairy tale about a servant step-daughter who wins the heart of a prince.

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Airdate: 13 March 2015

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