‘How I blagged my big break’: Helena Bonham Carter reveals how copying her classmate’s work led to the start of her career
- Helena Bonham Carter has revealed the start of her career was due to ‘a blag’
- A stolen poem led to a paycheck of £25 which she then used for a photographer
Helena Bonham Carter has revealed the start of her career was due to ‘a blag’ – after she copied a classmate’s literary work.
The Harry Potter and Sweeney Todd star said a poem she wrote aged 13 that won a WH Smith writing competition was based on a sketch by a fellow pupil.
She used the £25 winnings to get a photographer to take her picture, which she put in actors’ directory Spotlight.
It led to her big break as Lucy Honeychurch in A Room with A View in 1985.