Harry Potter actress is the first woman to head the London Library

Bonham Carter has been a member of the Well-Known Library since 1986. “The Library is truly a place like no other, it has inspired and supported writers for over 180 years, many of whom have in one way or another helped support my career and that have been represented all over the world.” “The Library’s unique resources, history, and membership help connect literary greats of the past with others of the future, and I am proud to support this wonderful and vibrant institution.”

The London Library says Bonham Carter’s profession links it to former members of the institution. She rose to prominence in 1985 by playing Lucy Honeychurch in the film adaptation of the novel A Room with a View written by former Deputy Head of Library E.M. Forster. In 2012, she played Miss Havisham, in Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, one of the founders of the library, and also played Eudorea Holmes in the series of the same name directed by Arthur Conan Doyle, also a well-known member of The Library Was Written.

“With her passion for books and stories, and her long-standing love of the library, Helena is ideally placed to promote this great resource to the creative and curious,” said Philip Marshall, Director of the London Library. Bonham Carter has been chosen for the honorary position by the librarians and will now host a Christmas party at the library. She is also interested in working with emerging writers and the library’s school programs.

Ending the five-year tenure of Sir Tim Rice, best known for his work on shows such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with Andrew Lloyd Webber.

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