First images of Helena Bonham Carter in Great Expectations


When it was announced that the twice Oscar-nominated Helena Bonham Carter would play the role of the witch-esque Havisham in Mike Newell's forthcoming film, we expected her to bring a dark vibrancy to the role, a creepy jazziness that would set her apart from previous performers.

Looking at the pictures released today of her in full costume, it appears we may have been right.

Judge for yourself…

She looks amazing.

Based on the above, it's evident that the production team have gone all-out with costume design.

Ralph Fiennes, Sally Hawkins, Robbie Coltrane and Jason Flemyng are all set to star in the film, which has assembled a stellar British cast.

An autumn 2012 release date is currently scheduled, to tie-in with Dickens' bicentenary.