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Helena Bonham Carter Receives CBE From The Queen

Jokes that 4-year-old daughter interrupted ceremony

Helena Bonham Carter has been honoured by the Queen for her long-running Hollywood acting career.

The star joked afterwards that her 4-year-old daughter Nell had interrupted proceedings, but still admitted that the day was "very, very special".

Helena at the 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2' premiere

When spotted leaving the ceremony with a child's pink mobile phone and asked if it had "gone off", she responded "No, but the four-year-old did".

She and husband Tim Burton had met the Queen just last week during a celebration of the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens' birth. She will play Miss Havisham in a new film adaptation of 'Great Expectations' (Helena that is, not the Queen).

The actress has been nominated for two Academy Awards, most recently for Actress In A Supporting Role for her performance as the Queen Mother in 'The King's Speech'. She won a BAFTA for the part.

She has also appeared in 'Fight Club', 'The Planet of the Apes', the Harry Potter films and a host of Burton's projects including 'Sweeney Todd' and 'Alice In Wonderland'.

Another forthcoming credit is in the stage-to-screen adaptation of 'Les Miserables', in which she joins Russell Crowe, Sacha Baron Cohen, Amanda Seyfried, Anne Hathaway and I'd Do Anything finalist Samantha Barks.

Helena Bonham Carter and more at Britannia Awards

Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor

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