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."