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Helena Bonham Carter Honored by BAFTA

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood July 13, 2011 at 8:03AM

Helena Bonham Carter is a woman of many faces, many of them terrifying. From the memorable and fragile female in Fight Club and the powerful sorceress in the Harry Potter films to King George’s IV’s willful wife in The King's Speech, and her perennial appearances in husband Tim Burton’s films, Bonham Carter has brought wild-eyed poise to dozens of films. Hell, we predicted her to win best supporting actress last year!
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Thompson on Hollywood

Helena Bonham Carter is a woman of many faces, many of them terrifying. From the memorable and fragile female in Fight Club and the powerful sorceress in the Harry Potter films to King George’s IV’s willful wife in The King's Speech, and her perennial appearances in husband Tim Burton’s films, Bonham Carter has brought wild-eyed poise to dozens of films. Hell, we predicted her to win best supporting actress last year!

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Los Angeles, will honor the actress for her versatility and talent with the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year. Nigel Lythgoe, Chairman of BAFTA LA, calls the Academy Award-nominated actress both “remarkable and fearless..." who “unwaveringly maintains her integrity.” Bonham Carter will be honored on Wednesday, November 30th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Watch a clip of Bonham Carter being lovely in Tim Burton's Big Fish:

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.