Bonham Carter has also demonstrated her versatility by appearing as Woody Allen's wife in Mighty Aphrodite (8pm FilmFour), a comedy about a New York couple who adopt a child. Mira Sorvino (right) also shines with an Oscar-winning turn as a porn actress and hooker.Reuse content
FOR A WHILE, Helena Bonham Carter was viewed as a period decoration, good for standing around looking pretty in a nice frock but little else. She proved her critics wrong, though, with a strong performance in The Wings of a Dove (8pm Sky Premier), for which she was unlucky not to win an Oscar. In Iain Softley's beautifully filmed adaptation of the harsh novel by Henry James, she plays Kate, a Machiavellian woman. She sets up her beloved Merton (Linus Roache) with her rich but terminally- ill best friend, Millie (Alison Elliott), so she can net Millie's fortune on her death.