Helena Bonham Carter received a much deserved Cbe at the behest of the Queen today, to commemorate the 45 year-olds work in film. Bonham Carter was accompanied to the event at Buckingham Palace in London by her husband Tim Burton as well as their two young children Billy Ray and Nell.
Speaking to the UK's Daily Mail newspaper upon being announced as a future Cbe, Bonham Carter had said 'I am thrilled, though not sure that I deserve it." She continued, "I always thought my father deserved a medal for facing 25 years of chronic disability with quiet daily heroism so I am delighted to accept such a wonderful honour in his memory. I am wondering does it mean I get to command, because at the moment it's my four-year-old daughter who does the commanding in our household. Must inform her of the change in situation."
Bonham Carter has had a glittering career which of course still has a fair bit of mileage in it yet, particularly if she wants to win an Academy Award before she's done; the actress has received two nomination in the past but never taken top prize. However she's received a ton of other plaudits for roles in the likes of 1997's 'The Wings Of A Dove,' 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street' and 'The King's Speech' among many many others. She's to appear in the film adaptation of 'Les Miserables,' due out at some point this year.