Helena Bonham Carter Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


28th October 2013

Fact: Helena Bonham Carter will bring some festive fun to the Christmas advertising campaign for U.K. retailer Marks & Spencer. She stars in an Alice in Wonderland-themed promo alongside models Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and David Gandy, which will start airing in Britain next week (06Nov13).


10th April 2013

Quote: "It has a double-barrel shotgun in it. It's a prop like I've never had before. That should be next month's poster, the leg. It's beautiful. So my bottom half is even more interesting. Any woman who runs her own business in the wild, wild West has to be a pretty strong character." Helena Bonham Carter on her brothel owner character Red Harrington's ivory peg-leg in new film The Lone Ranger.


9th April 2013

Quote: "I have always wanted to play Pippi Longstocking. Maybe I will play her all grown-up. I would love that." Helena Bonham Carter hopes to one day portray Swedish author Astrid Lindgren's literary heroine on screen.


9th April 2013

Quote: "He makes for one sexy Lone Ranger." Helena Bonham Carter is a big fan of her Lone Ranger co-star Armie Hammer.


26th October 2012

Quote: "It's all down to Les Miserables. I'm playing Madame Thenardier. She's a bad sort and I learned how to pickpocket. I'm pretty good at it." Actress Helena Bonham Carter is an expert thief after playing a villain in the upcoming movie musical.


4th May 2012

Quote: "None of us get their jokes, but they get their jokes, and they're laughing, so whatever." Helena Bonham Carter on her partner Tim Burton's close friendship with Johnny Depp.


4th May 2012

Quote: "He is very stressed. Directors are. The stress level - it’s a battle.... But... what’s great about working with Tim - when you’re involved with him - is that I get to see that on set, he’s having fun. But if I didn’t get to go on set, I’d think he was suicidal for six months.” Helena Bonham Carter is thankful she gets to work with her partner Tim Burton on the set of his movies.


1st May 2012

Quote: "He's become a real soccer fanatic, so he has yellow cards and red cards. I'm always being sent off. It's pretty playful but that's good for me. We do have a laugh!" Helena Bonham Carter's partner Tim Burton has an unusual way of showing when he's annoyed with her behaviour.


11th July 2011

Quote: "We had to film the fight scenes several times, it was fantastic, but after a while I suffered wand arm. After filming we had to be treated, Helena and I, because wielding a wand really does put a strain on the muscles. I was instructed by the doctor to rest it for a few days." Julie Walters and her Harry Potter co-star Helena Bonham Carter had to take it easy following a gruelling fight scene for the final installment of the franchise, Harry Potter AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS - PART 2.


5th July 2011

Quote: "There's a hell of a lot of British Equity actors who have a complex because they didn't make it into Potter. They never got the call." Helena Bonham Carter on the disappointment faced by her peers who are not part of the Harry Potter films.


10th June 2011

Fact: Quirky British actress Helena Bonham Carter is fronting a new fashion campaign for designer Marc Jacobs.


1st June 2011

Quote: “I love dressing up and playing weird women. It would be boring for me to try to look as beautiful as possible on screen." Quirky British actress Helena Bonham Carter on why she picks her roles.


1st March 2011

Fact: The sparkly crowns Helena Bonham Carter sported in her hair at Sunday's (27Feb11) Academy Awards were in fact tiny trinkets from cheap pairs of flip-flops.


28th February 2011

Quote: "I adore you. I love the way that you dress, I love the way you come on the carpet and you set a standard and don't care what people think. You look beautiful tonight. I am obsessed with you." Kelly Osbourne confesses her love for kooky dresser Helena Bonham Carter during a live segment from the Oscars red carpet on E! News.


20th February 2011

Quote: "Colin has lots of jokes but we are fart buddies. We had iFart apps in our iPhones and that was the foundation of our relationship." Helena Bonham Carter and her THE KING'S SPEECH co-star Colin Firth based their friendship around their shared sense of humour.


13th February 2011

Quote: "To my goddess Helena. Tim, watch your back mate, I'm in love." THE KING'S SPEECH writer David Seidler jokes about his love for actress Helena Bonham Carter after picking up his prize for Best Screenplay at Sunday's (13Feb11) BAFTAS.


8th February 2011

Quote: "Of course I want to have fun... It's probably going to be a catastrophe. But it's like, I'm gonna go for it." Quirky dresser Helena Bonham Carter promises an interesting outfit for the upcoming Academy Awards.


30th January 2011

Quote: "I wouldn't mind that as a ringtone, all of Colin's swearing." Actress Helena Bonham Carter has no problem with the explicit language used by her co-star Colin Firth in THE KING'S SPEECH.


30th January 2011

Quote: "I've always wanted to be a bear actually. I've done an ape. And two queens." Actress Helena Bonham Carter would love to dress up as a grizzly onscreen.


29th January 2011

Quote: "I like dressing up. I kind of approach it as a three year old, everything goes on! I tend to dress myself like a Christmas tree." British actress Helena Bonham Carter, who famously wore mismatched shoes to the recent Golden Globes, refuses to adapt her quirky fashion sense for Hollywood's red carpet critics.


28th January 2011

Quote: "Fashion is all about having fun. I think fashion has been hijacked by the fashion industry creating rules on what one should wear and I feel like breaking the mold and seeing that the world won't crumble. Why not wear mismatching shoes?" Helena Bonham Carter defends her odd outfit choice at the recent Golden Globe awards.


26th January 2011

Quote: "I am thrilled to receive an Oscar nomination. As my 3yr old daughter said 'Yay!' I couldn't put it any better myself." Helena Bonham Carter on her Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for The King's Speech.


18th January 2011

Quote: "We're all grateful actually because it's essentially a real snooze fest. He keeps everyone awake." Actress Helena Bonham Carter insists Hollywood stars at Sunday's (16Jan11) Golden Globes welcomed host Ricky Gervais' controversial jokes to lighten up the lengthy ceremony.


13th January 2011

Quote: "At the end, I managed to move out. I lived with my mother because of pure laziness." Helena Bonham Carter lived with her mother until the age of 30.


3rd January 2011

Quote: "Genius? Ha! He might be a genius on the film set but the genius part doesn't stretch to picking up his own socks or cleaning the dinner table or throwing away the rubbish." Helena Bonham Carter insists her partner Tim Burton's talents don't stretch to domestic chores.


17th December 2010

Quote: "The SAG nomination means particularly more to me because it comes from the very people I crave approval from: other actors." Helena Bonham Carter is ecstatic with her Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards nomination for her role in THE KING'S SPEECH.


7th December 2010

Quote: "I feel utterly conventional but, apparently, I'm not. I suppose a lot of actresses wear what I call 'glass of milk' dresses, those long tube things. I don't have the body for them." Helena Bonham Carter explains her unconventional red carpet style.


7th December 2010

Quote: "Saying rather bad lines in an ape outfit for 60 days was worth it. That's what I say to my son, 'Your mother met your father when she was an ape'. There's definitely a fairytale aspect to it." Helena Bonham Carter on meeting the father of her children, director Tim Burton, on the set of their movie Planet Of The Apes.


1st December 2010

Quote: "(They are) absolutely working. It has been really useful. It's a bit like Parenting Anonymous - 'I'm Helena and I'm a mother'. You're happier because you're observing good things about your child." Helena Bonham Carter is enjoying her parenting classes. The actress is taking the lessons so she can perfect her mothering skills around kids Billy, seven, and two-year-old Nell.


28th November 2010

Quote: "Sigourney Weaver! I was in the swimming pool, and I had no idea who this person was. She came up to me later and said, 'Remember, we met?' And I thought, 'Ohhhh, that's who it was.'" Actress Helena Bonham Carter's poor eyesight in the pool made for an awkward second encounter with the AVATAR star.


19th November 2010

Quote: "Apparently I'm in the top five Halloween costumes for two characters: Bellatrix Lestrange and the Red Queen (from Alice in Wonderland)... That's a real accolade." Helena Bonham Carter loves her scary characters.


7th June 2010

Quote: "Against Christoph Waltz and Helena Bonham Carter? Not really fair competition. I thought I was well out of the works. Thanks to the fans for voting. I really appreciate it." Tom Felton is shocked he scooped the Best Villain trophy at the MTV Movie Awards for his role in Harry Potter AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE.


10th March 2010

Quote: "It's good to scare kids a bit if they can handle it. Though it might be strange for him to see his mother with such a large forehead. I've tried to warn him..." Tim Burton thinks his six-year-old son, Billy, will be shocked to see his mum Helena Bonham Carter's transformation in the pair's new film ALICE IN WONDERLAND.


4th March 2010

Fact: Actress Helena Bonham Carter has a special keepsake to remind her of the time she spent playing The Red Queen in new film Alice in Wonderland - her husband and director Tim Burton presented her with a clutch purse embroidered with her character's likeness and the inscription 'Off with their heads!' as a wrap gift.


28th February 2010

Quote: "There are no discussions, only orders. It's a dictatorship on her side. It's all about her and no one else." Helena Bonham Carter on her two-year-old daughter Nell, with partner Tim Burton.


24th February 2010

Quote: "There's a snoring issue. I talk, he snores. The other thing is, he's an insomniac, so he needs to watch television to get to sleep. I need silence." British actress Helena Bonham Carter on why she lives in a co-joined, but separate house to her long term partner, film director Tim Burton.


12th November 2009

Quote: "I'm about to do the last Harry Potter and I'm employed from May to December, but it's probably a day's work. It's so much harder to act well in it, because there's a huge amount of sitting around." British actress Helena Bonham Carter finds the filming process laborious.


11th November 2009

Fact: Johnny Depp is to co-host a tribute gala in honour of his pal, moviemaker Tim Burton. The actor, who has starred in seven of Burton's films, will join Burton's partner Helena Bonham Carter to helm the star-studded event, which will take place at New York City's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) on 17 November (09).


13th October 2009

Fact: Stars including DAME Helen Mirren, Helena Bonham Carter and Geri Halliwell have donated dresses for a charity auction. The pieces will go on display in a shopping centre in Surrey, England before they are sold on internet auction site eBay in aid of the Princess Alice Hospice, which provides care for terminally ill patients.


9th July 2009

Quote: "I was ill-equipped as I'd just had a baby. You have pelvic floor problems after having a baby and bladder control is minimal. Every time I screamed I wore nappies (diapers). Helena Bonham Carter warned her Harry Potter AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE co-stars not to get too close during filming.


6th July 2009

Quote: "Tim would have killed me if I hadn't done it, because he's such a Terminator fan." Helena Bonham Carter agreed to star in TERMINATOR SALVATION to keep her husband Tim Burton happy.


6th July 2009

Quote: "I thought it was my chance to have the boobs I've always wanted. But my assistant said, 'You look like a porn star'. And that was not the image I was going for." Helena Bonham Carter enjoyed sporting larger assets in Harry Potter AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE.


15th January 2008

Quote: "I think we are (a good couple). I think it's to do with our hair - the lack of comb, the lack of hair care." Actress Helena Bonham Carter on her relationship with director boyfriend TIM BURTON.


15th January 2008

Quote: "I think we are (a good couple). I think it's to do with our hair - the lack of comb, the lack of hair care." Actress Helena Bonham Carter on her relationship with director boyfriend TIM BURTON.


15th January 2008

Quote: "I think we are (a good couple). I think it's to do with our hair - the lack of comb, the lack of hair care." Actress Helena Bonham Carter on her relationship with director boyfriend TIM BURTON.


15th January 2008

Quote: "I think we are (a good couple). I think it's to do with our hair - the lack of comb, the lack of hair care." Actress Helena Bonham Carter on her relationship with director boyfriend TIM BURTON.


11th January 2008

Quote: "I wouldn't recommend it. I couldn't drink any caffeine and we would start work at 5am." Actress Helena Bonham Carter doesn't advise bring pregnant while filming. The star found out she was expecting director boyfriend Tim Burton's second child during production for SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET.


10th January 2008

Quote: "I'd really like six of them." Actress Helena Bonham Carter is already planning to expand her family, just one month (Dec07) after giving birth to a baby girl - her second child with director TIM BURTON.


8th January 2008

Quote: "I don't know if you could call me a muse. Most muses are silent." Outspoken British actress Helena Bonham Carter shares her thoughts on being Hollywood director Tim Burton's inspiration.


7th January 2008

Quote: "Sexual favours don't get me anything." Actress Helena Bonham Carter cannot work her magic to persuade director-fiance Tim Burton to cast her in his movies.


5th December 2007

Quote: "At some point, he (Billy Ray) will probably want parents. He'll have to look elsewhere." Helena Bonham Carter jokes she and her partner Tim Burton will always remain childlike, so their son BILLY RAY will have to seek out mature parental advice.


3rd December 2007

Quote: "I haven't watched the film. I wish I wasn't in it because I know I'd love it." Helena Bonham Carter refuses to watch herself in boyfriend Tim Burton's new movie musical SWEENEY TODD.


22nd November 2007

Quote: "We clashed a bit, but it couldn't have been that bad because I'm now expecting our second child." Helena Bonham Carter insists rows she had with partner Tim Burton on the set of SWEENEY TODD didn't wreck their romance.


22nd November 2007

Quote: "I love the unflattering SWEENEY TODD make-up. You can see I don't Botox; I might have the only wrinkled forehead in Hollywood." Helena Bonham Carter is delighted with how terrible she looks in the new movie musical.


20th November 2007

Quote: "I've got my own side of our house, which is very feminine - Beatrix Potter and eminently tasteful. Tim decorated his side, which is very Tim. We have strange things like Oompa-Loompas and a life-size Sammy Davis Jr. waxwork." Helena Bonham Carter on living with eccentric moviemaker TIM BURTON.


19th November 2007

Quote: "One weekend, Tim and I came up with Indian chief names for each other. My name for him was Big Chief Little Patience, and he called me Little Squaw Running Mouth. I think that distilled our relationship on the set." Helena Bonham Carter on how she and partner Tim Burton found a way of working on the set of SWEENEY TODD.


7th November 2007

Quote: "I wanted to be her when I was 13, when the (musical) show came out. I went around with a Mrs. Lovett hairdo." Helena Bonham Carter on her dreams to play demon barber SWEENEY TODD's partner.


1st March 2007

Quote: "DANIEL (RADCLIFFE) has such balls, he really does. In every way. Good on him, I can't think of something to make one more vulnerable than being 17, a male, having to strip off and do such a hard piece. Psychologically." Actress Helena Bonham Carter is filled with admiration for Daniel Radcliffe's performance in London play Equus.


7th August 2006

Quote: "I'm his woman, and we have a little bastard as a son - I find it quite romantic." Helena Bonham Carter defines her relationship with partner TIM BURTON.


19th October 2005

Quote: <p>"I love show tunes. I'm a gay man at heart." Helena Bonham Carter was pleased her director husband Tim Burton offered her the opportunity to sing in animated movie Corpse Bride. </p>


4th October 2005

Fact: <p>Movie star Helena Bonham Carter has bought a property in Oxfordshire, England, which once belonged to her great-grandfather, former British Prime Minister HERBERT ASQUITH. </p>


27th September 2005

Fact: <p>British actress Helena Bonham Carter has to audition for the part of the Corpse Bride in Tim Burton's new animated movie - even though she's dating the director. </p>


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