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'Alice in Wonderland 2' begins production

'Alice in Wonderland 2' begins production

SHEPPERTON, England, Aug. 4 (UPI) --"Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass" has started production, and Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Mia Wasikowska will return to star.
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Julie Walters set for Richard Harris honor at the BIFAs

Julie Walters set for Richard Harris honor at the BIFAs

LONDON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Actress Julie Walters is to be honored at Sunday's Moet British Independent Film Awards in London, organizers announced.
Thompson forgives Bonham Carter for Branagh affair

Thompson forgives Bonham Carter for Branagh affair

LONDON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- British actress Emma Thompson told The Sunday Times newspaper she forgives Helena Bonham Carter for having an affair with her former husband Kenneth Branagh.
Helena Bonham Carter forgiven by Emma Thompson for affair

Helena Bonham Carter forgiven by Emma Thompson for affair

Nov. 13 (UPI) -- It's been nearly 20 years since Emma Thompson and Kenneth Branagh's marriage came to an end, in part because of an affair between Branagh and Helena Bonham Carter.
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Bonham Carter spokeswoman dismisses cheating claims

Bonham Carter spokeswoman dismisses cheating claims

LONDON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- A spokeswoman for Helena Bonham Carter has dismissed rumors that the actress' partner, film director Tim Burton, cheated on her.

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Hudson, Crowe to appear in Oscars tribute to musicals

Hudson, Crowe to appear in Oscars tribute to musicals

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Jennifer Hudson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman will help honor movie musicals of the last decade at Sunday's Oscars in Los Angeles.
Redmayne says Cohen, Carter brought lightness to 'Les Miserables' set

Redmayne says Cohen, Carter brought lightness to 'Les Miserables' set

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- British actor Eddie Redmayne says he and his co-stars of "Les Miserables" had a secret weapon for when the heartbreaking movie musical became too emotionally grueling to bear and they sought a little comedy relief.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
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Gambon, Law to receive BIFA honor

Gambon, Law to receive BIFA honor

LONDON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Actors Jude Law and Michael Gambon are to be honored at next month's British Independent Film Awards ceremony in London, organizers said.

Burton, Bonham Carter honored at film fest

LONDON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The British Film Institute awarded fellowships to director Tim Burton and actress Helena Bonham Carter at the London Film Festival awards.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 26, 2012.
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'Lone Ranger' starts shooting in N. Mexico

'Lone Ranger' starts shooting in N. Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Shooting has begun in New Mexico on Disney's big-screen adaptation of "The Lone Ranger," starring Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp, producers said.
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Swift won't star in 'Les Miserables'

Swift won't star in 'Les Miserables'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. country music star Taylor Swift won't be playing Eponine as planned in the upcoming movie musical "Les Miserables," EW.com reported Wednesday.
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British actress Helena Bonham-Carter attends the World premiere of "Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince" at the Odeon and Empire Cinemas at Leicester Square in London on July 7, 2009. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Helena Bonham Carter (born 26 May 1966) is an English actress of film, stage, and television. She made her film debut in K. M. Peyton's A Pattern of Roses before winning her first leading role as the titular character in Lady Jane. She is known for her roles in films such as A Room with a View, Fight Club, and the Harry Potter series, as well as for frequently collaborating with director Tim Burton, her domestic partner since 2001. Bonham Carter is a two-time Academy Award nominee for her performances in The Wings of the Dove and The King's Speech; her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth in the latter film garnering her a BAFTA Award in 2011.

Bonham Carter was born in Golders Green, London. Her mother, Elena (née Propper de Callejón), is a psychotherapist. Her father, Raymond Bonham Carter, was a merchant banker, and served as the alternative British director representing the Bank of England at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. during the 1960s. He came from a famous British political family, being the son of British Liberal politician Sir Maurice Bonham Carter and renowned politician and orator Violet Bonham Carter. Helena's great-grandfather was Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith, Prime Minister of Britain from 1908–1916. Bonham Carter's maternal grandfather, Spanish diplomat Eduardo Propper de Callejón, saved thousands of Jews from the Holocaust during World War II, for which he was recognised as Righteous among the Nations (his own father had been Jewish). He later served as Minister-Counselor at the Spanish Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Bonham Carter's maternal grandmother, Hélène Fould-Springer, was from an upper-class Jewish family; she was the daughter of Baron Eugène Fould-Springer (a French banker, who was descended from the Ephrussi family and the Fould dynasty) and Marie Cecile von Springer (whose father was Austrian-born industrialist Baron Gustav von Springer, and whose mother was from the de Koenigswarter family). Hélène Fould-Springer's sister was the French philanthropist Liliane de Rothschild (1916–2003), the wife of Baron Élie de Rothschild, of the prominent Rothschild family (who had also married within the von Springer family in the 19th century); her other sister, Therese Fould-Springer, was the mother of British writer David Pryce-Jones.

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