LONDON, UK — British actress Helena Bonham Carter is said to be lined up for one of the most prestigious awards at the London Critics’ Circle. The award, which is the Dilys Powell award, is for Helena’s excellent contributions to the film world, and will be the highest honor awarded at the London Critics’ Circle. Bonham Carter, has been on a huge wave in her film career since receiving praise for her turn in the 2010 film The King’s Speech.
Helena Bonham Carter isn’t the first thespian to receive such an honor. In fact, she’s apart of a long line of greats who have received the Dily’s Powell award. Those past recipients include Judi Dench, Nicholas Roeg, Quentin Tarantino, Kristen Scott Thomas, Julie Walters, Dirk Borgarde, and Richard Attenborough.
Her critical praise for The King’s Speech proved to be a steady path for the actress, who’s also married to director Tim Burton. In the past year alone, Bonham Carter has been in a string of films such as Dark Shadows, Les Miserables, and Great Expectations. The latter two films have gone on to receive praise, especially Les Miserables who will probably be a huge contender come awards season this year.
In her own words, Helena Bonham Carter spoke about the honor bestowed upon her saying:
“To be chosen for this award is a surprise and an honor. I am delighted! It’s always nice when critics say something nice about you for a change, and especially the critics in your hometown.”
Rich Cline, the chair of the Critics’ Circle Film Awards went on to say about Helena Bonham Carter’s presence in film:
“Her filmography is packed with iconic, offbeat characters, each of which she invests with an unusual spark of humanity. She regularly receives nods from the Critics’ Circle Film Award, most recently with two nominations in 2010, for The King’s Speech and Alice in Wonderland. And she gave three unforgettable film performances this past year.”
Next slated for Bonham Carter is The Lone Ranger and The Young and Prodigious Spivet.