Helena Bonham Carter
Biographical Information
Born May 26, 1966
London, England
Productions A Room With a View as Lucy Honeychurch
Corpse Bride as Emily
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street as Mrs. Lovett
Les Misérables as Madame Thénardier
Cinderella as The Fairy Godmother
Recordings Corpse Bride (film soundtrack)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (film soundtrack)
Les Misérables (film soundtrack)
Cinderella (2015 film soundtrack)
Vocal Type Mezzo-soprano

Helena Bonham Carter is an English actress.


Born in Golders Green and coming from a long-line of nobility (including former Prime Minister Herbert Asquith), Bonham Carter began her career in film and television period dramas and adaptations of classics. She later gained an Academy Award nomination for The Wings of the Dove and played against type in Fight Club.

But Bonham Carter's career changed after appearing n 2001's Planet of the Apes directed by Tim Burton, whom she would later marry, and appear in several of his films, including Big Fish and Alice in Wonderland. She would later gain plaudits for her role as the Duchess of York in The King's Speech. Another defining role came in 2007, when she first played the role of Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter series, a part she would play for four films.


Though confessing in 2007 she was not a strong singer, Bonham Carter has made several musical appearances, including in the feature film adaptations of two major musicals with Sweeney Todd in 2007 and Les Misérables in 2012. She also performed "Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo" in Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella.

Prior to this, she had sang briefly in her second film appearance, as Lucy in A Room With a View, and also whilst playing the eponymous character in her husband's stop-motion production Corpse Bride.


A Room With a View (1985)

  • Lucy's song (solo)

Corpse Bride (2005)

  • Tears to Shed (contains solo lines)

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

  • The Worst Pies in London (solo)
  • Poor Thing (solo)
  • My Friends (duet)
  • Pirelli's Miracle Elixir (contains solo lines)
  • Wait (solo)
  • Epiphany (duet)
  • A Little Priest (duet)
  • God That's Good (duet)
  • By the Sea (duet)
  • Not While I'm Around (duet)
  • Final Scene (contains solo lines)

Les Misérables (2012)

  • Castle on a Cloud (duet)
  • Master of the House (contains solo lines)
  • Waltz of Treachery (contains solo lines)
  • The Robbery (contains solo lines)
  • One Day More (contains solo lines)
  • Beggars at the Feast (contains solo lines)

Cinderella (2015)

  • Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo (solo)