Helena Bonham Carter
I don’t really like Helena Bonham Carter. I think most of that is derived from her connection to Tim Burton and particularly his films, but even without that I’m not sure I like her. The combination of her face and voice kind of bug me. As a result, I have only seen three things with her.
Mom and Dad bought a pre-viewed tape once of a movie called Lady Jane about Henry VIII’s daughter Lady Jane Grey. It had Patrick Stewart and Cary Elwes in it, and I watched it precisely for their appearances in the film. It wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t good either. I liked the Merlin mini-series that was shown on TV. She annoyed me in it though. She was equally annoying in Big Fish, and I really didn’t like that movie. I fully expected to not like it, but I watched it because of Ewan McGregor.
I do plan on seeing at least one more movie with her in it, but it pains me that she is in it. She is playing Bellatrix Lestrange in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I think she will probably be OK, because I do think she is a fair actress. However, I think they should have cast someone taller and more beautiful, because that’s how she was described in the book. Either way, I have high expectations for the film. I just saw that Jean-Pierre Jeunet was asked to direct the film, but he turned it down. That would have been interesting.
Helena Bonham Carter is 41.