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Bonham Carter happy with niche

Helena Bonham Carter is happy to have found a niche in fantasy films
Helena Bonham Carter is happy to have found a niche in fantasy films

Helena Bonham Carter says she is pleased to have found her niche in fantasy films.

The Alice In Wonderland actress was best known in the 1980s and 1990s for fancy period dramas such as A Room With A View, Lady Jane, Howards End and The Wings Of The Dove - but she says today's golden era of fantasy films suits her perfectly.

"That is so much my cup of tea. So the fact that I've coincided with Harry Potter, which is all about witches and wizards, absolutely up my alley. I just want to wave a wand, as with Wonderland," she laughed.

She added she was chuffed when her husband Tim Burton asked her to be in his new film, Alice In Wonderland.

"I could not believe my luck when Tim asked me (to do Alice In Wonderland). I thought it was going to be enough just to be alongside, and I could spectate. I love that whole culture of Alice and Lewis Carroll. I've always been keen on it. Then to be part of it and to pretend, to be invited and paid to pretend and invent your own Wonderland. ... It's my dream come true."

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