Helena Bonham Carter Helena Bonham Carter worries receiving a lifetime achievement award signals the end of her career. The Les Misérables actress - who was honored with the Dilys Powell Award at Sunday night's London Critics Circle Film Awards for her outstanding career in film - hopes receiving the honor won't mean the end of great roles. Speaking to BANG Showbiz at the awards ceremony in London's May Fair Hotel, she said: "I just hope I carry on getting [great roles]. The only thing about getting this kind of award is it's a lifetime achievement award, and maybe it's a hint to stop. I just want another good job." The 46-year-old star revealed that the award was extra special as it meant she had won the approval of critics, who, she admits, actors notoriously dislike. She said: "It's very nice to be honored by critics because they're our bête noires. We [actors] all hate critics because we always think they hate us, and then you get a nice one! Because they echo your own inner critic, I think that's why they hold so much importance or you give so much credence to them. It's nice to get an award rather than a bad review."

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  1. Jane on January 22, 2013 1:52 PM

    wow...first world problems...

  2. C-Dub on January 22, 2013 3:44 PM

    Well it's good to get it while you're still making decent films. When you get it after a bunch of flops and old age, then it might signal retirement.

  3. Jackson on January 23, 2013 10:33 AM

    She ruined the role she played in Les Miserables. Not funny at all. I've seen it on stage and the part where the innkeepers sing Master of the House is hilarious but she and Sasha Baron Cohen didn't get one laugh when I saw it.

  4. Jennifer on January 23, 2013 1:39 PM

    I say let her do as much films as she wants until she's completely worn out.

  5. j on January 23, 2013 3:17 PM

    stop making crappy movies then

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