Amy McLean: Uncovering Helena Bonham Carter's elusive role in THE EARLY LIFE OF BEATRIX POTTER
Interview with Mike Healey, the writer-director of ‘The early life of Beatrix Potter’ (1991).
“It was written with Helena in mind. We met for the first time at the Savoy in London. I had, earlier that day, been holding auditions for a child to play the younger Beatrix but Helena convinced me over tea and scones that she could play both roles. In the finished film she ages from 10 to 30 - a quite remarkable achievement.”