Helena Bonham Carter to be Honored at BAFTA Awards in November
"Helena Bonham Carter is an actress of immense versatility, and her range across movies of all genres is at once remarkable and fearless," Nigel Lythgoe, Chairman of BAFTA Los Angeles, told the Hollywood Reporter.
"She unwaveringly maintains her integrity and, through her choice of roles, continually challenges both herself and her audiences' perception of her," Lythgoe continued.
Bonham Carter received an Academy Award nomination for her 2010 performance in The King's Speech as Elizabeth, the wife of King George VI. That same performance earned her nominations from the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild, and she won BAFTA and British Independent Film Awards for her performance. She was first nominated for an Oscar for the 1997 film The Wings of the Dove, based on a novel by Henry James.
Bonham Carter's other credits include Fight Club, Alice in Wonderland, and Howard's End. She also plays Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter series.
Her next role will be as Dr. Julia Hoffman in Tim Burton's Dark Shadows, scheduled to hit theaters in May of 2012.