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What's The 'Harry Potter' Actress Helena Bonham Carter Is Up To Now

Joe Akins
Aug 12, 2019
06:00 A.M.

Helena Bonham Carter is a British actress best known for her role as Bellatrix Lestrange in "Harry Potter" thanks to her outstanding and convincing performance of the evil witch. However, little is heard of her since she left the "Harry Potter" franchise; this will help shed light on what she's been up to!

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Carter's career blossomed after her work on the charming movie, "Room With a View" in 1985. She has since moved on to work on great films and show how talented an artist she is.

Helena Bonham Carter attends the world premiere of "Ocean's 8" at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on June 5, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images

Helena Bonham Carter attends the world premiere of "Ocean's 8" at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on June 5, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images

LIFE AFTER "HARRY POTTER"

After spending four years on "Harry Potter" as evil Bellatrix, Carter acted in "The King's Speech" as Queen Elizabeth's mother.

For her role, Helena won a BAFTA, got nominated for an Oscar and even won a Commander of the Order of the British Empire award (CBE) from the Queen of England.

"THE CROWN"

Netflix revealed in 2018 that it would be casting actress Helena Bonham Carter for the role of Queen Elizabeth's sister, Princess Margaret in the season three of the royal drama series, "The Crown."

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 Helena Bonham Carter at the 'Ocean's 8' UK Premiere held at Cineworld Leicester Square on June 13, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images

Helena Bonham Carter at the 'Ocean's 8' UK Premiere held at Cineworld Leicester Square on June 13, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images

Carter, although excited she is to play the star-crossed Princess is terrified about not doing justice to the character.

"I'm not sure which I'm more terrified about –- doing justice to the real Princess Margaret or following in the shoes of Vanessa Kirby. The only thing I can guarantee is that I'll be shorter than Vanessa." – Helena Bonham Carter.

"ENOLA HOLMES"

The infamous story of the Holmes' sister is finally hitting the big screen, and although everything is still kept under wraps, Helena Carter plays Eudoria, (matriarch of the Holmes family.)

Actress Helena Bonham Carter attends the BFI Chairman's Dinner honouring Olivia Colman | Photo: Getty Images

Actress Helena Bonham Carter attends the BFI Chairman's Dinner honouring Olivia Colman | Photo: Getty Images

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The movie, which is starring "Stranger Things" star, Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven) is based on the crime books, "An Enola Holmes Mystery Series." Since there are six books in this mystery series, it is okay to think that fans are in store for more magic, which is what Helena is best known for when it comes to depicting her roles on screen.

"55 STEPS"

This movie is referred to by the actress as her most personal work yet. "55 Steps" tells the story of a psychiatric patient, Eleanor Riese, who successfully fought the US government in the 1980s for the right to refuse antipsychotic drugs.

 Helena Bonham Carter at the press night performance of "Hamilton" at The Victoria Palace Theatre | Photo: Getty Images

Helena Bonham Carter at the press night performance of "Hamilton" at The Victoria Palace Theatre | Photo: Getty Images

The actress who executive produced the film revealed that she could relate with her character, Riese on different levels. Even though Bonham Carter has had to deal with depression different times in her life, that wasn't what made this movie resonate with her so much.

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When she was five, Carter's grandfather died, and her mother Elena suffered a breakdown. At the age of 13, her father underwent surgery to remove his brain tumor, but unfortunately, the procedure went wrong, and it left him partially paralyzed.

Helena Bonham Carter at the Eleanor & Colette premiere at Lichtburg on April 19, 2018 | Photo: Getty images

Helena Bonham Carter at the Eleanor & Colette premiere at Lichtburg on April 19, 2018 | Photo: Getty images

This was also the story of Reise who had a brain surgery that went wrong.

"I thought: 'Of course I'm doing this film because of my flipping father; because he also had a medical intervention on the brain that went wrong,'" said in an interview with The Guardian.

ADVOCATING FOR THE "ME TOO" MOVEMENT

Having experienced some sort of sexual harassment during her earlier days as an actress, Bonham Carter is an advocate of the "Me Too" movement.

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Actress Helena Bonham Carter at the "55 Steps" World Premiere during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival | Photo: Getty Images

Actress Helena Bonham Carter at the "55 Steps" World Premiere during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival | Photo: Getty Images

Talking to The Guardian Carter revealed she once stood up to Harvey Weinstein, (the producer who allegedly made unwanted advances towards her) and she was only able to do that because she already had a career.

"It is definitely a good thing that #MeToo has happened; any kind of abuse is not on. But I think one has to be careful. You have to be absolutely rigorous about what somebody has done to stand up and accuse them," she told the Newspaper.

Although Molly Weasley permanently sent Bellatrix Lestrange packing, she has since found her groove back and this time as a better version of the evil witch.

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