BAFTA TV Awards 2021: Helena Bonham Carter, 55, joins beau Rye Dag Holmboe, 33 on the red carpet

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Helena Bonham Carter proved she’s young at heart on the red carpet of the BAFTA TV Awards in London on Sunday afternoon.

The actress, 55, arrived at the at the prestigious Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards at Television Centre in White City with her beau Rye Dag Holmboe, 33.

Helena is nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category for her role in The Crown.

Star power: Helena Bonham Carter, 55, looked glamorous in a polka dot gown as she arrived at the 2021 BAFTA TV Awards on Sunday afternoon

Star power: Helena Bonham Carter, 55, looked glamorous in a polka dot gown as she arrived at the 2021 BAFTA TV Awards on Sunday afternoon

She played Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon in series three and four of the popular Netflix show. 

The TV actress looked effortlessly glamorous in black and white polkadot maxi that was cinched in at the waist to accentuate her figure.

Helena, who is known for her quirky style, added a touch of cool by wearing a pair of dark sunglasses on the red carpet.

She had her hair pulled back into a pony and smiled for the awaiting cameras as she arrived. 

Mind the gap: The actress graced the red carpet with her partner Rye Dag Holmboe who, at 33, is 22 years her junior

Mind the gap: The actress graced the red carpet with her partner Rye Dag Holmboe who, at 33, is 22 years her junior

Eyes on the prize: Helena looked lovingly at her beau ahead of the BAFTA TV Awards for which she has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Crown

Eyes on the prize: Helena looked lovingly at her beau ahead of the BAFTA TV Awards for which she has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Crown

Life on film: Helena plays the role of Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon in series three and four of the popular Netflix show and will be hoping to take home a gong

Life on film: Helena plays the role of Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon in series three and four of the popular Netflix show and will be hoping to take home a gong

Dots for days: The actress looked glamorous in a black and white polka dot dressed which flowed right down to the ground

Dots for days: The actress looked glamorous in a black and white polka dot dressed which flowed right down to the ground

She's arrived: Helena put on a show on the red carpet as she moved around in her flowing gown which made different shapes as she held the skirt up

Putting on a show: Helena kept onlookers entertained as she arrived at the bash where she posed up a storm on the red carpet

She’s arrived: Helena put on a show on the red carpet as she moved around in her flowing gown which made different shapes as she held the skirt up

Her beau Rye pull out all the stops and dressed up for the awards in a dinner suit.

He looked smart in black bow tie while he wore a bright white shirt.

The star-studded evening, hosted by Richard Ayoade, has a collection of guest presenters including Line Of Duty’s Adrian Dunbar, Strictly winners Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse, Maya Jama, It’s A Sin’s Lydia West and Daisy May Cooper.

Ready for an audience: Helena was happy to pose for waiting photographers ahead of the BAFTAs on Sunday

Ready for an audience: Helena was happy to pose for waiting photographers ahead of the BAFTAs on Sunday

Making history: The actress posed on the red carpet at the event which was held at Television centre, formerly owned by the BBC before they moved to Media City in Salford

Making history: The actress posed on the red carpet at the event which was held at Television centre, formerly owned by the BBC before they moved to Media City in Salford

Playing games: Helena was in a playful mood as she arrived on the red carpet and was more than happy to show off her dress

The actress struck a number of different poses and wore a pair of dark sunglasses

Playing games: Helena was in a playful mood as she arrived on the red carpet and was more than happy to show off her dress

Black tie guy: Helena's beau Rye pulled out all the stops and dressed up for the awards in a dinner suit

Black tie guy: Helena’s beau Rye pulled out all the stops and dressed up for the awards in a dinner suit

Helping hand: Rye looked smart in black tie while he wore a bright white shirt and he helped Helena out by carrying her shawl

Helping hand: Rye looked smart in black tie while he wore a bright white shirt and he helped Helena out by carrying her shawl

Tom Allen and AJ Odudu, meanwhile, are presenting the Virgin Media BAFTAs: Back to the Red Carpet show.

Olly Alexander will open the ceremony with a dazzling performance of his new track Starstruck.

As well as performing at the event, Years And Years star Olly will also present an award with his It’s A Sin co-star Lydia.

Leading lady: While Helena may be nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category, she has a long list of film and television credits to her name

Leading lady: While Helena may be nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category, she has a long list of film and television credits to her name

It was revealed earlier this week the awards show is set to beam celebrities who can’t attend Sunday’s event in person onto the red carpet as holograms.

Presenters Stacey Dooley and Vick Hope will introduce the hologram guests to those actually at the socially distanced ceremony.

Other guest presenters – Catherine O’Hara, Jon Snow, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jamie Demetriou, Tommy Jessop, Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse – will all appear via video call during the ceremony.

Coupling-up: Helena looked comfortable with her man by her side at the event which will be hosted by hosted by Richard Ayoade

Coupling-up: Helena looked comfortable with her man by her side at the event which will be hosted by hosted by Richard Ayoade

Take a look: Helena and Rye will also see a number of guest presenters take to the stage, including including Line Of Duty's Adrian Dunbar and Strictly winners Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse

Take a look: Helena and Rye will also see a number of guest presenters take to the stage, including including Line Of Duty’s Adrian Dunbar and Strictly winners Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse

Snuggling-up: Helena and Rye will spend the evening together where they will also see guest presenters Maya Jama, It's A Sin's Lydia West and Daisy May Cooper

Snuggling-up: Helena and Rye will spend the evening together where they will also see guest presenters Maya Jama, It’s A Sin’s Lydia West and Daisy May Cooper

Covid restrictions mean TV fans can’t be in attendance on the red carpet as usual this year and some nominees won’t be able to attend because of filming bubbles. 

In an attempt to ensure everyone can access the awards, Virgin Media will beam them onto the red carpet through the latest hologram technology.

Several of the year’s biggest TV moments will be celebrated on Sunday, with Diversity’s controversial BLM-inspired routine on Britain’s Got Talent, which sparked 24,500 complaints to Ofcom, featured in the must-see moment category.

Stepping out: Helena and Rye went public with their romance in 2019 after meeting in London

Stepping out: Helena and Rye went public with their romance in 2019 after meeting in London

Linking up: Helena linked arms with her younger man as she gave onlookers a wave at the event

Linking up: Helena linked arms with her younger man as she gave onlookers a wave at the event

Couple goals?  Helena got together with Rye after she split from long-term partner Tim Burton after 13 years together

Couple goals?  Helena got together with Rye after she split from long-term partner Tim Burton after 13 years together

The category, which is voted for by the public, also sees nods to Penelope being revealed as Lady Whistledown in Bridgerton and when Luke Skywalker appeared in the climax of The Mandalorian’s second season.

Helena and Rye first went public with their romance in October 2019, five years after she split from long-term partner Tim Burton after 13 years together.

The film executives are parents to 16-year-old son Billy and 12-year-old daughter Nell.

A little bit of history: Helena and ex Tim are parents to 16-year-old son Billy and 12-year-old daughter Nell

A little bit of history: Helena and ex Tim are parents to 16-year-old son Billy and 12-year-old daughter Nell

Laughing matter: Helena looked joyed to be at the BAFTA TV Awards on Sunday

Laughing matter: Helena looked joyed to be at the BAFTA TV Awards on Sunday

Getting noticed: The actress is known for her quirky style and she wore a pair of circular sunglasses to match the spots on her dress

Getting noticed: The actress is known for her quirky style and she wore a pair of circular sunglasses to match the spots on her dress

Making waves: Helena has made a good impression with her performance on The Crown to receive a BAFTA nomination

Making waves: Helena has made a good impression with her performance on The Crown to receive a BAFTA nomination

TV and film star Helena previously credited the writer for being ‘a bit of unexpected magic in my life’.

The thespian had a famously unconventional 13-year relationship with director Tim, 62, as they lived in two adjourning houses in London.

Not a singleton anymore: Helena previously credited writer Rye for being 'a bit of unexpected magic in my life'.

Not a singleton anymore: Helena previously credited writer Rye for being ‘a bit of unexpected magic in my life’.

Home is where the heart is: The thespian had a famously unconventional 13-year relationship with director Tim, 62, as they lived in two adjourning houses in London.

Home is where the heart is: The thespian had a famously unconventional 13-year relationship with director Tim, 62, as they lived in two adjourning houses in London.

On finally moving on from the American animator, the Enid star – who previously dated Irish actor Kenneth Branagh between 1994 and 1999 – admitted she grew tired of ‘grieving’ their relationship, and now leads a ‘happy’ life with her boyfriend.

Helena told Harper’s Bazaar UK: ‘You break up, you grieve, you get bored of grieving.

‘And then you finally move on. I’m very happy with someone else. It’s been a bit of unexpected magic in my life.’

Shady lady: Helena wore monochrome to the bash and looked very stylish as she walked the red carpet

Shady lady: Helena wore monochrome to the bash and looked very stylish as she walked the red carpet

Beauty queen: The star showed her youthful side as she appeared playful posing in her dress

Beauty queen: The star showed her youthful side as she appeared playful posing in her dress

What a performance! Helena will be hoping to take the prize home this evening for Best Supporting Actress

What a performance! Helena will be hoping to take the prize home this evening for Best Supporting Actress

Television regular: Helena has appear in series three and four of The Crown on Netflix

Television regular: Helena has appear in series three and four of The Crown on Netflix

BAFTA TV Awards 2021: Nominations

DRAMA SERIES

GANGS OF LONDON

I HATE SUZIE

SAVE ME TOO 

THE CROWN

LEADING ACTOR

JOHN BOYEGA – Small Axe

JOSH O’CONNOR – The Crown

PAAPA ESSIEDU – I May Destroy You

PAUL MESCAL – Normal People

SHAUN PARKES – Small Axe

WALEED ZUAITER – Baghdad Central

LEADING ACTRESS

BILLIE PIPER – I Hate Suzie

DAISY EDGAR-JONES – Normal People 

HAYLEY SQUIRES – Adult Material 

JODIE COMER – Killing Eve

LETITIA WRIGHT – Small Axe

MICHAELA COEL – I May Destroy You

SUPPORTING ACTOR

KUNAL NAYYAR – Criminal: UK

MALACHI KIRBY – Small Axe 

MICHAEL SHEEN – Quiz

MICHEAL WARD – Small Axe 

RUPERT EVERETT – Adult Material

TOBIAS MENZIES – The Crown

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

HELENA BONHAM CARTER – The Crown

LEILA FARZAD – I Hate Suzie 

RAKIE AYOLA – Anthony 

SIENA KELLY – Adult Material

SOPHIE OKONEDO – Criminal: UK 

WERUCHE OPIA – I May Destroy You

COMEDY ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME

CHARLIE BROOKER’S ANTIVIRAL WIPE 

ROB & ROMESH VS Jack Shillaker

THE BIG NARSTIE SHOW

THE RANGANATION

FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME

AIMEE LOU WOOD – Sex Education

DAISY HAGGARD – Breeders

DAISY MAY COOPER – This Country

EMMA MACKEY – Sex Education 

GBEMISOLA IKUMELO – Famalam

MAE MARTIN – Feel Good

MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAMME

CHARLIE COOPER – This Country

GUZ KHAN – Man Like Mobeen

JOSEPH GILGUN – Brassic

NCUTI GATWA – Sex Education

PAUL RITTER – Friday Night Dinner

REECE SHEARSMITH – Inside No.9

MINI-SERIES

ADULT MATERIAL

I MAY DESTROY YOU 

NORMAL PEOPLE 

SMALL AXE

CURRENT AFFAIRS

AMERICA’S WAR ON ABORTION (EXPOSURE) 

ITALY’S FRONTLINE: A DOCTOR’S DIARY

THE BATTLE FOR HONG KONG (DISPATCHES)

THE CYPRUS PAPERS UNDERCOVER (AL JAZEERA INVESTIGATIONS)

DAYTIME

JIMMY MCGOVERN’S MOVING ON 

RICHARD OSMAN’S HOUSE OF GAMES

THE CHASE 

THE GREAT HOUSE GIVEAWAY  

ENTERTAINMENT PERFORMANCE

ADAM HILLS – The Last Leg

BRADLEY WALSH – Beat the Chasers

CLAUDIA WINKLEMAN – Strictly Come Dancing

DAVID MITCHELL – Would I Lie to You? At Christmas 

GRAHAM NORTON – The Graham Norton Show 

ROMESH RANGANATHAN – The Ranganation 

ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME

ANT & DEC’S SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEAWAY 

LIFE & RHYMES

STRICTLY COME DANCING 

THE MASKED SINGER

FACTUAL SERIES

CRIME & PUNISHMENT

HOSPITAL

LOSING IT: OUR MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY 

ONCE UPON A TIME IN IRAQ

FEATURES

BIG ZUU’S BIG EATS

LONG LOST FAMILY: BORN WITHOUT TRACE

MORTIMER AND WHITEHOUSE: GONE FISHING 

THE REPAIR SHOP  

NEWS COVERAGE

BBC NEWS AT TEN: PRIME MINISTER ADMITTED TO INTENSIVE CARE 

CHANNEL 4 NEWS: DETERRING DEMOCRACY 

NEWSNIGHT: COVID CARE CRISIS 

SKY NEWS: INSIDE IDLIB 

REALITY & CONSTRUCTED FACTUAL

MASTERCHEF: THE PROFESSIONALS 

RACE ACROSS THE WORLD 

THE SCHOOL THAT TRIED TO END RACISM 

THE WRITE OFFS 

SINGLE DRAMA

ANTHONY

BBW (ON THE EDGE)

SITTING IN LIMBO 

THE WINDERMERE CHILDREN

SOAP & CONTINUING DRAMA

CASUALTY

CORONATION STREET

EASTENDERS

HOLLYOAKS  

INTERNATIONAL

LITTLE AMERICA 

LOVECRAFT COUNTRY

UNORTHODOX

WELCOME TO CHECHNYA: THE GAY PURGE (STORYVILLE)

LIVE EVENT

LIFE DRAWING LIVE! 

SPRINGWATCH

THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE

THE THIRD DAY: AUTUMN Production Team 

SCRIPTED COMEDY

GHOSTS 

INSIDE NO. 9 

MAN LIKE MOBEEN

THIS COUNTRY

SHORT FORM PROGRAMME

CRIPTALES 

DISABLED NOT DEFEATED: THE ROCK BANS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES – DELTA 7 

THE MAIN PART 

THEY SAW THE SUN FIRST

SINGLE DOCUMENTARY

AMERICAN MURDER: THE FAMILY NEXT DOOR 

ANTON FERDINAND: FOOTBALL, RACISM & ME

LOCKED IN: BREAKING THE SILENCE (STORYVILLE) 

SURVIVING COVID 

VIRGIN MEDIA’S MUST-SEE MOMENT (voted for by the public)

BRIDGERTON – Penelope is revealed as Lady Whistledown 

BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT – Diversity perform a routine inspired by the events of 2020

EASTENDERS – Gray kills Chantelle  

GOGGLEBOX – Reactions to Boris Johnson’s press conference

NIGELLA’S COOK, EAT, REPEAT – Mee-cro-wah-vay

THE MANDALORIAN – Luke Skywalker arrives

 

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