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Les Misérables (2012)

Helena Bonham Carter as "Madame Thénardier"

After 19 years as a prisoner, Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) is freed by Javert (Russell Crowe), the officer in charge of the prison workforce. Valjean promptly breaks parole but later uses money from stolen silver to reinvent himself as a mayor and factory owner. Javert vows to bring Valjean back to prison. Eight years later, Valjean becomes the guardian of a child named Cosette after her mother's (Anne Hathaway) death, but Javert's relentless pursuit means that peace will be a long time coming.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

The King's Speech (2010)

Helena Bonham Carter as "Queen Elizabeth"

England's Prince Albert (Colin Firth) must ascend the throne as King George VI, but he has a speech impediment. Knowing that the country needs her husband to be able to communicate effectively, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) hires Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush), an Australian actor and speech therapist, to help him overcome his stammer. An extraordinary friendship develops between the two men, as Logue uses unconventional means to teach the monarch how to speak with confidence.

Academy Award (2010) Nominated Best Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010) Won Actress in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (2010) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010) Won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

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

Helena Bonham Carter as "Mrs. Lovett"

Evil Judge Turpin (Alan Rickman) lusts for the beautiful wife of a London barber (Johnny Depp) and transports him to Australia for a crime he did not commit. Returning after 15 years and calling himself Sweeney Todd, the now-mad man vows revenge, applying his razor to unlucky customers and shuttling the bodies down to Mrs. Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter), who uses them in her meat-pie shop. Though many fall to his blade, he will not be satisfied until he slits Turpin's throat.

Golden Globe (2007) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Merlin (1998)

A medieval sorcerer pursues true love while battling evil, guiding King Arthur and seeking the Holy Grail.

Emmy (Primetime) (1998) Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

The Wings of the Dove (1997)

Helena Bonham Carter as "Kate Croy"

Kate (Helena Bonham Carter) is secretly betrothed to a struggling journalist, Merton Densher (Linus Roache). But she knows her Aunt Maude (Charlotte Rampling) will never approve of the match, since Kate's deceased mother has lost all her money in a marriage to a degenerate opium addict (Michael Gambon). When Kate meets a terminally ill American heiress named Millie (Alison Elliott) traveling through Europe, she comes up with a conniving plan to have both love and wealth.

Academy Award (1997) Nominated Best Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1997) Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (1997) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1997) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Howards End (1992)

Helena Bonham Carter as "Helen Schlegel"

Helen Schlegel falls for Paul Wilcox, but is rebuffed. Her sister Margaret becomes friends with his mother, who promises her the family house, Howards End. Unfortunately, after her death, the will disappears and it appears the inheritance will disappear. Until the widower, Henry Wilcox, becomes attracted to Margaret.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1992) Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role

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