Helena Bonham Carter was born on May 26, 1966. She was born in London, England. She is 5 foot 3 inches. Some of her known movies are Harry Potter 5, 6, 7 part 1 and 7 part 2. Also Sweeney Todd, Alice in Wonderland, The King’s Speech and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.


In 1979 her father was diagnosed with a tumor in his brain. In October her father went into surgery to remove the tumor. During the operation Helena’s father suffered a stroke and became blind. He was then confined to a wheelchair.


That same year Helena won a school poetry contest and spent her winning’s on a quarter page ad in the casting directory “Spotlight.” She waited and waited, but was patient. After that she was casted in “A Pattern of Roses.”

18 years after “A Pattern of Roses” Helena was transformed into an ape. Wearing a mask, much make- up, a wig and pre training to learn how an ape walks, sits and moves made her into an Official Fake Ape! Yay! Okay I just made that up. But anyways, this film was called “The Planet of the Apes.” She played the role of Ari.

She is recently known for many films, Harry Potter, of course, The King’s Speech and Sweeney Todd. She is just absolutely amazing!


Thank you!

– Hermione G.