The Literary Roles of Helena Bonham Carter

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Margaret's Museum

Based on: The Glace Bay Miner's Museum by Sheldon Currie

Role: Margaret MacNeil, a woman who lives in a mining town

Year Released: 1995

Twelfth Night or What You Will

Based on: Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Role: Olivia, a countess

Year Released: 1996

The Wings of the Dove

Based on: The Wings of the Dove by Henry James

Role: Kate Croy, a young woman who desires freedom yet is dependent on her wealthy aunt's generosity

Year Released: 1997

A Merry War

Based on: Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Role: Rosemary, a designer at an ad agency

Year Released: 1997

Fight Club

Based on: Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

Role: Marla Singer, a woman who attends support groups for fun

Year Released: 1999

Women Talking Dirty

Based on: Women Talking Dirty by Isla Dewar

Role: Cora, an aspiring biochemist who becomes a pregnant housewife

Year Released: 1999

Planet of the Apes

Based on: Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle

Role: Ari, a chimpanzee who advocates for human rights

Year Released: 2001

The Heart of Me

Based on: The Echoing Grove by Rosamond Lehmann

Role: Dinah, a bohemian painter

Year Released: 2003

Big Fish

Based on: Big Fish by Daniel Wallace

Roles: Jenny, the mayor's daughter; Witch

Year Released: 2003

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Based on: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Role: Mrs. Bucket, Charlie's mother

Year Released: 2005