|Birth date||May 26, 1966|
|Birth name||Helena Bonham Carter|
|Birth place||Golders Green, London, England, United Kingdom|
|Role||The Red Queen|
Bonham Carter has been nominated for the Academy Award twice for her performances in the films The Wings of the Dove and The King's Speech. She has also received six Golden Globe nominations, an International Emmy Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
Bonham Carter was born in Golders Green, London to her mother, Elena, a psychotherapist and her father, Raymond Bonham Carter, a merchant banker. Bonham Carter also has two brothers, Edward and Thomas. She is also a distant cousin of actor Crispin Bonham-Carter and politician Jane Bonham Carter. Through marriage, she is also distantly related to the author Ian Fleming.
She went to South Hampstead High School which is an independent girls' school in Hampstead, London. Later, she went to Westminster School, a co-educational independent school near the Palace of Westminster. She was, however, denied admission to King's College in Cambridge, because the officials were afraid that she would leave mid-term to pursue her acting career. Although Bonham Carter did pursue an acting career later, she has not received any formal training.
- Lived with Kenneth Branagh. [1994 - September 1999].
- Speaks French fluently.