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Helena Bonham Carter

1966-05-26 (58 years old) in Golders Green, London, England, UK

Helena Bonham Carter CBE (born May 26, 1966) is an English actress. Known for her roles in independent films and blockbusters, especially period dramas, she is the recipient of various accolades, including a British Academy Film Award and three Screen Actors Guild Awards, in addition to nominations for two Academy Awards, four British Academy Television Awards, nine Golden Globe Awards, and five Primetime Emmy Awards. Bonham Carter rose to prominence by playing Lucy Honeychurch in A Room with a View (1985) and the title character in Lady Jane (1986). Her early period roles saw her typecast as a virginal "English rose", a label she was uncomfortable with. She is best known for her eccentric fashion, dark aesthetic, and for often playing quirky women. For her role as Kate Croy in The Wings of the Dove (1997), Bonham Carter received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress, and for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother in The King's Speech (2010), she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her other films include Hamlet (1990), Howards End (1992), Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994), Mighty Aphrodite (1995), Fight Club (1999), Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005), the Harry Potter series (2007–2011) as Bellatrix Lestrange, Great Expectations (2012) as Miss Havisham, Les Misérables (2012), Cinderella (2015), Ocean's 8 (2018), and Enola Holmes (2020). Her collaborations with director Tim Burton, her former domestic partner, include Big Fish (2003), Corpse Bride (2005), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) as Mrs. Lovett, Alice in Wonderland (2010) as the Red Queen, and Dark Shadows (2012). For her role as children's author Enid Blyton in the BBC Four biographical film Enid (2009), she won the 2010 International Emmy Award for Best Actress and was nominated for the British Academy Television Award for Best Actress. Her other television films include Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald (1993), Live from Baghdad (2002), Toast (2010), and Burton & Taylor (2013). From 2019 to 2020, she portrayed Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon in seasons three and four of Netflix's The Crown.

Movies

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Charles III: The Coronation Year
70 %|Dec 26, 2023
Documentary
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One Life
77.61999999999999 %|Dec 21, 2023
History, Drama, War
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The Velveteen Rabbit
70.45 %|Nov 21, 2023
Animation, Family, Fantasy
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Merchant Ivory
0 %|Nov 11, 2023
Documentary
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The Real Nolly
0 %|Feb 2, 2023
Documentary
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Three Minutes: A Lengthening
74 %|Dec 2, 2022
Documentary, History
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Enola Holmes 2
74.02 %|Nov 30, 2022
Adventure, Mystery, Crime
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Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends
80 %|May 3, 2022
Music
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The House
70.17999999999999 %|Jan 14, 2022
Animation, Drama, Comedy, Horror, Fantasy
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Hannibal Hopkins & Sir Anthony
54 %|Mar 26, 2021
Documentary
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Clown
62 %|Dec 25, 2020
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Adventure
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Enola Holmes
72.83 %|Sep 23, 2020
Adventure, Mystery, Crime
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Dragonheart: Vengeance
68.33 %|Feb 4, 2020
Fantasy, Action, Adventure
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Children In Need 2019: Got It Covered
90 %|Oct 30, 2019
Documentary
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E. M. Forster: His Longest Journey
0 %|Oct 19, 2019
Documentary
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Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice
85 %|Feb 25, 2019
Documentary
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Reimagining The Met Gala
80 %|Sep 11, 2018
Documentary
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Ocean's Team 3.0
80 %|Sep 11, 2018
Documentary
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Ocean's Eight
69.86 %|Jun 7, 2018
Crime, Comedy, Action
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Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
78 %|Apr 13, 2018
Animation, Adventure, Family, History, War
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55 Steps
67 %|Mar 1, 2018
Drama
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Poles Apart
90 %|Jun 28, 2017
Animation, Drama
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Alice Through the Looking Glass
65.62 %|May 25, 2016
Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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Suffragette
72.52 %|Oct 16, 2015
Drama, History
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Cinderella
68.15 %|Mar 6, 2015
Romance, Fantasy, Family, Drama
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Wild Africa
80 %|Jan 1, 2015
Documentary
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Night Will Fall
75.7 %|Jun 7, 2014
Documentary
actor
Riding a Train of Thoughts
0 %|Jun 6, 2014
Documentary
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Salting the Battlefield
62.5 %|Mar 27, 2014
Action, Drama, Crime
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Turks & Caicos
63 %|Mar 20, 2014
Thriller, Drama, Action, Mystery
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The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet
68.16 %|Oct 16, 2013
Adventure, Drama, Family
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Burton and Taylor
63 %|Jul 22, 2013
Drama, TV Movie
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The Lone Ranger
60.949999999999996 %|Jul 3, 2013
Action, Adventure, Western
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Les Misérables
73.32 %|Dec 18, 2012
History, Drama
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Great Expectations
63.99 %|Nov 30, 2012
Drama, Romance
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Dark Shadows: The Collinses - Every Family Has Its Demons
76.49 %|Oct 9, 2012
Documentary, Horror, Comedy
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A Therapy
53 %|May 22, 2012
Comedy
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Dark Shadows
60.67 %|May 9, 2012
Comedy, Fantasy
actor
The Price of Kings: Shimon Peres
100 %|Apr 30, 2012
Documentary
actor
The Price of Kings: Yasser Arafat
0 %|Mar 19, 2012
Documentary
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The Gruffalo's Child
68 %|Dec 25, 2011
Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy
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When Harry Left Hogwarts
70 %|Nov 11, 2011
Documentary
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Discovering Hamlet
70 %|Nov 1, 2011
Documentary
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
80.97 %|Jul 12, 2011
Fantasy, Adventure
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Toast
65.57000000000001 %|Dec 30, 2010
Drama, Comedy, History, Family
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The King's Speech
77.43 %|Nov 26, 2010
Drama, History
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
77.53999999999999 %|Nov 17, 2010
Adventure, Fantasy
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Alice in Wonderland: Finding Alice
70 %|Jun 1, 2010
Documentary, Fantasy
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Alice in Wonderland: The Mad Hatter
70 %|Jun 1, 2010
Documentary, Fantasy
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Alice in Wonderland
66.35 %|Mar 3, 2010
Family, Fantasy, Adventure
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The Gruffalo
72.75999999999999 %|Dec 25, 2009
Animation, Family
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Enid
63 %|Nov 16, 2009
Drama, History, TV Movie
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
76.95 %|Jul 15, 2009
Adventure, Fantasy
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Terminator Salvation
60.58 %|May 20, 2009
Action, Science Fiction, Thriller
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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
71.83 %|Dec 20, 2007
Drama, Horror
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
76.82000000000001 %|Jul 8, 2007
Adventure, Fantasy
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Sixty Six
66 %|Nov 3, 2006
Comedy, Drama
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Conversations with Other Women
63 %|Jun 7, 2006
Drama, Romance
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Magnificent 7
72 %|Dec 13, 2005
Drama
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Corpse Bride
75.56 %|Sep 12, 2005
Romance, Fantasy, Animation
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Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
70.83 %|Sep 4, 2005
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
70.51 %|Jul 13, 2005
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
68.16 %|Dec 16, 2004
Adventure, Comedy, Family
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The Heart of Me
68 %|Feb 10, 2004
Drama, Romance
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Big Fish
77.61999999999999 %|Dec 25, 2003
Adventure, Fantasy, Drama
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Live from Baghdad
67 %|Dec 7, 2002
Drama, War, TV Movie
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Till Human Voices Wake Us
53 %|Sep 12, 2002
Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
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Women Talking Dirty
50 %|Dec 7, 2001
Comedy
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Novocaine
59.51 %|Nov 23, 2001
Comedy, Crime, Thriller
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Planet of the Apes
57.519999999999996 %|Jul 25, 2001
Thriller, Science Fiction, Action, Adventure
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Football
80 %|Jan 1, 2001
Comedy
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Carnivale
64 %|Feb 9, 2000
Animation
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Fight Club
84.39999999999999 %|Oct 15, 1999
Drama
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The Theory of Flight
62 %|Jan 22, 1999
Drama, Comedy, Romance
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The Revengers' Comedies
58 %|Jun 9, 1998
Comedy, Crime, Romance
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Keep the Aspidistra Flying
60 %|Nov 20, 1997
Comedy, Drama, Romance
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The Wings of the Dove
66 %|Sep 4, 1997
Drama, Romance
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Twelfth Night
69.36 %|Oct 25, 1996
Drama, Comedy, Romance
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Shadow Play
74 %|Sep 12, 1996
Drama, Comedy
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Mighty Aphrodite
67.18 %|Sep 13, 1995
Comedy, Romance
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Margaret's Museum
66 %|Sep 13, 1995
Drama
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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
64.08 %|Nov 4, 1994
Drama, Horror, Science Fiction, Romance
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A Dark Adapted Eye
67 %|Jan 2, 1994
Mystery, Crime, Drama
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Butter
80 %|Jan 1, 1994
Comedy
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Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald
62 %|Nov 15, 1993
Drama, TV Movie
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Rik Mayall Presents: Dancing Queen
65 %|Jun 3, 1993
Comedy, Romance, TV Movie
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White Bear's Secret
0 %|Apr 19, 1992
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Howards End
70.55 %|Mar 13, 1992
Drama, Romance
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Brown Bear's Wedding
0 %|Dec 25, 1991
Animation, Romance, Family, Comedy
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Where Angels Fear to Tread
64 %|Jun 21, 1991
Drama, Romance
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Mel Gibson Goes Back to School
0 %|Jan 1, 1991
Documentary, TV Movie
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Hamlet
65.93 %|Dec 19, 1990
Drama, History
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Getting It Right
70 %|May 5, 1989
Comedy, Romance
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Arms and the Man
95 %|Apr 16, 1989
Comedy, TV Movie
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Francesco
66 %|Mar 22, 1989
Drama, History
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The Mask
73 %|May 10, 1988
Comedy
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A Hazard of Hearts
82 %|Dec 27, 1987
Drama, Romance, TV Movie
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The Vision
100 %|Nov 25, 1987
TV Movie, Drama
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Maurice
75.75999999999999 %|Sep 18, 1987
Drama, Romance
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A Room with a View
69.9 %|Mar 7, 1986
Drama, Romance
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Lady Jane
68.45 %|Feb 7, 1986
Drama, Romance, History
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A Pattern of Roses
70 %|Dec 29, 1983
Mystery, TV Movie, Horror, Drama
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The Land of Sometimes
0 %|Invalid Date
Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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Not Bloody Likely
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Comedy
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The Offing
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The Well of Saint Nobody
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Drama
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Four Letters of Love
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Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Series

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Nolly
65.24 %|Feb 2, 2023
Drama
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Wild Babies
75.67999999999999 %|May 5, 2022
Documentary
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The Cleaner
69.77000000000001 %|Sep 10, 2021
Comedy
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Eden: Untamed Planet
78 %|Jul 24, 2021
Documentary
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My Grandparents' War
73 %|Nov 27, 2019
Documentary
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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
77.64 %|Aug 30, 2019
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action & Adventure
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Tate Britain's Great Art Walks
0 %|May 2, 2017
Documentary
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The Crown
82.17 %|Nov 4, 2016
Drama
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Love, Nina
58 %|May 20, 2016
Drama
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Life's Too Short
70.71 %|Nov 10, 2011
Comedy, Documentary
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Live from Studio Five
36 %|Sep 14, 2009
Talk
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Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen
50 %|Jul 16, 2009
Talk, Comedy
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The Graham Norton Show
71.42999999999999 %|Feb 22, 2007
Comedy, Talk
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Henry VIII
65.45 %|Oct 12, 2003
Drama
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American Idol
51.01 %|Jun 11, 2002
Reality
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The Kumars at No. 42
58 %|Nov 12, 2001
Comedy
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Friday Night with Jonathan Ross
58 %|Nov 2, 2001
Comedy, Talk
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So Graham Norton
63 %|Jul 3, 1998
Comedy, Talk
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Merlin
68.08 %|Apr 26, 1998
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Family
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The View
44.669999999999995 %|Aug 11, 1997
Talk
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Jo Brand Through the Cakehole
0 %|Apr 8, 1994
Comedy
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A Dark Adapted Eye
0 %|Jan 2, 1994
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Late Night with Conan O'Brien
70.51 %|Sep 13, 1993
Comedy, Talk
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Rik Mayall Presents
75 %|May 20, 1993
Comedy
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GMTV
58.17999999999999 %|Jan 1, 1993
News
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Absolutely Fabulous
75 %|Nov 12, 1992
Comedy
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Miami Vice
75 %|Sep 16, 1984
Crime, Drama
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The Oscars
69.7 %|Mar 19, 1953
actor
The Seven Dials Mystery
0 %|Invalid Date
Crime