Helena Bonham Carter To Receive BAFTA'sBritish Artist Of The Year Award

Jul 13, 2011, 17:49 by Sarah Long

"The King's Speech" star Helena Bonham Carter is going to be honored in November at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) with the Brittannia Award for British Artist of the Year.

"Helena Bonham Carter is an actress of immense versatility, and her range across movies of all genres is at once remarkable and fearless," says Nigel Lythgoe, Chairman of BAFTA Los Angeles, as reported by TMZ.

"She unwaveringly maintains her integrity and, through her choice of roles, continually challenges both herself and her audiences' perception of her."

The actress joins the previously announced John Lasseter, who will receive the Britannia Award for Worldwide Contributions to Filmed Entertainment and "Harry Potter" director David Yates, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Bonham Carter, who will next be seen in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2," received an Academy Award nomination for her 2010 performance in "The King's Speech" as Elizabeth, the wife of King George VI, according to TMZ. She also received a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award nomination, and won BAFTA and British Independent Film Awards for her performance.