Thursday, April 23, 2009

Fantastic Femmes--Helena Bonham Carter

Note: this page has been updated with NEW info HERE!
Known to the general public for her award-winning romance / historical drama acting, Helena Bonham Carter has far more genre appearances than drawing-room performances!
(And her ongoing role in the Harry Potter film series is certainly raising her recognition factor among the teen and tween audience!)
Helena also does quite a bit of dramatic radio (Still popular in England), audiobooks, and occasional theatre work.
Genre appearances include...
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix /
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince /
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
(Bellatrix Lestrange)
Terminator: Salvation (Serena Korgen)
Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street
(Mrs Lovett also performer of numerous songs)
Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland (Red Queen)
Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (Corpse Bride)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Mrs. Bucket)
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
(Beatrice Baudelaire)
Wallace & Grommit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit /
Wallace & Grommit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit the Video Game
(Lady Campanula Tottington)
Big Fish (Jennifer Hill / the Witch)
Planet of the Apes [2001] (Ari)
Merlin (Morgan Le Fay)
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (Elizabeth Frankenstein)
Miami Vice (Dr. Theresa Lyons)
The Vision (Jo Marriner)
The Mask (Iris)

Check out...
Helena World (FanSite)Other actresses to play Mrs Bucket include...
Diana Sowle in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Other actresses to play Mrs Lovett include...
Joanna Lumley in Tale of Sweeney Todd
Angela Lansbury in Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street [1982]
Jane Helay in Bloodthirsty Butchers
Stella Rho in Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Other actresses to play The Red Queen include...
Janet Waldo in Alice Through the Looking Glass [1987]
Agnes Moorehead in Alice Through the Looking-Glass [1966]
Edna May Oliver in Alice in Wonderland [1933]

Other actresses to play Elizabeth Frankenstein / Elizabeth Lavenza / Elizabeth Levenza include...
Catherine Rabett in Frankensten Unbound
Madeline Kahn in Young Frankenstein
Valerie Hobson in Bride of Frankenstein
Mae Clarke in Frankenstein [1931]
Mary Fuller in Frankenstein [1910]
Other actresses to play Morgan Le Fay / Morganne LeFay / Morganne Le Fay include...
There's almost four dozen of them, so if you really want to know, go to...
Morgan Le Fay (character) on IMDB

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