Helena Bonham Carter

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Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham Carter (born May 26 1966; surname: Bonham Carter) is a British actor renowned for her portrayal of pre- and early 20th century characters, particularly in Merchant Ivory films.

She was born in Golders Green, in London, and educated at Westminster School. Her father came from a famous British political and theatrical family; she is the great-granddaughter of the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Herbert Henry Asquith, and members of her family are Life Peers. Her mother came from a Jewish family who had converted to Roman Catholicism, which makes her technically Jewish according to religious law, although she is not usually regarded as Jewish; she is a great-niece of the late Baroness Liliane de Rothschild (1916-2003) of the Rothschild banking family.

For a few years she was in a relationship with Kenneth Branagh, and they appeared in a number of films together, but they split up. Since 2001 she has been engaged to Tim Burton whom she met while filming Planet of the Apes. They have one son, Billy-Ray, born October 4 2003.

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Trivia

Helena was born on the same day as the South African athlete Zola Budd.

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