Helena Bonham Carter in Channel 4 Christmas special, Quentin Blake’s Clown
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Helena Bonham Carter in Channel 4 Christmas special, Quentin Blake’s Clown

Actress who starred in the Crown will lend vocal skills reading book by beloved illustrator during a half-hour animation

Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter

The Crown actress Helena Bonham Carter lends her vocal skills for this year’s Channel 4 Christmas special, Quentin Blake’s Clown.

Based on the classic children’s book by beloved illustrator Sir Quentin Blake, the half-hour animation brings to life the adventures of a little toy clown, thrown away with a load of old toys, as he goes on a journey to find a new loving home for himself and his friends.

Created with traditional hand-drawn animation techniques to capture the unique style of Blake’s artwork, the programme will be accompanied by
a short “making of” special feature with contributions by Blake, Bonham Carter |and the key animators and executives, giving insight into the
creative process.

Blake said: “Clown has always been one of my favourite characters, and it’s wonderful now to see him off the page and running about on his own.”

Quentin Blake’s Clown airs on Christmas Day, 7.45pm on Channel 4

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