January 28, 2023

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Helena Bonham Carter appointed first female President of the London Library

The 180-year-old private library, the first lending library in London, welcomes Helena Bonham Carter as its first female president. The actress has been linked to members of the Library throughout her career, having played roles in an adaptation of Charles Dickens, founding member Charles Dickens, and in Netflix’s adaptation of Enola Holmes, which itself is a retelling of Sir Arthur’s Sherlock series Conan Doyle, member of the London Library, was.

“The library is truly a place like no other that has inspired and supported writers for over 180 years, many of whom have influenced in some way my own career and that of actors everywhere,” she said.

Having been a member of the Library since 1986, she takes over the position of President from Sir Tim Rice, a British author and copywriter.

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