Helena Bonham-Carter dons a brown wig as she films upcoming Holocaust drama One Life in Hampstead 

FIRST LOOK: Helena Bonham Carter dons a bob wig and clutches her coffee as she films new Holocaust drama One Life in Hampstead

Helena Bonham Carter looked worlds away from her quirky self as she filmed scenes for her upcoming drama, One Life, on Tuesday. 

The actress, 56, was seen wearing a curly brunette wig while in costume as she enjoyed a coffee break on set in in Hampstead. 

The BAFTA winner will join two-time Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins and Johnny Flynn in the feature drama that is set during the Holocaust.

In character: Helena Bonham-Carter looked worlds away from her quirky self as she filmed scenes for her upcoming drama One Life in Hampstead on Tuesday

In character: Helena Bonham-Carter looked worlds away from her quirky self as she filmed scenes for her upcoming drama One Life in Hampstead on Tuesday

The production is inspired by the true story of Nicholas Winton – a London stockbroker who devised an elaborate plan to rescue hundreds of children in Czechoslovakia from invading Nazis.

The title is paraphrased from the Jewish Talmud: ‘Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire.’

Helena will play Winton’s mother Babi Winton, who was of German-Jewish ancestry but had settled in North West London with her husband. 

Break time: The actress, 56, was seen wearing a brown wig while in costume while enjoying a coffee break on set

Break time: The actress, 56, was seen wearing a brown wig while in costume while enjoying a coffee break on set

According to Deadline, her scenes will be with Johnny Flynn, who portrays Winton in his younger years. 

Dressed in casual 1940’s attire, Helena donned a shin-length green knitted cardigan over a tweed skirt and brown shirt. 

Keeping true to form, she further layered up with a tartan hooded fleece as she sipped on her hot beverage between scenes. 

Salute: The Crown star appeared in high spirits on the day as she gave an optimistic wave to onlookers

Salute: The Crown star appeared in high spirits on the day as she gave an optimistic wave to onlookers

Wardrobe change: While relaxing from shooting the exhausting scenes, Helena also slipped into a comfy pair of trainers as she took a break from her heels

Wardrobe change: While relaxing from shooting the exhausting scenes, Helena also slipped into a comfy pair of trainers as she took a break from her heels

While relaxing from shooting the exhausting scenes, Helena also slipped into a comfy pair of trainers as she took a break from her heels.

The Crown star appeared in high spirits on the day as she gave an optimistic wave to onlookers. 

Ever the professional, she looked focused as she took direction from a member of the film crew. 

Comfy: Dressed in casual 1940's attire, Helena donned a shin length green knitted cardigan over a tweed skirt and brown shirt

Comfy: Dressed in casual 1940’s attire, Helena donned a shin length green knitted cardigan over a tweed skirt and brown shirt

On set: Ever the professional, Helena looked focused as she took direction from a member of the film crew

On set: Ever the professional, Helena looked focused as she took direction from a member of the film crew

Nicholas Winton’s story recently went viral when a YouTube clip revealed an episode of the BBC’s That’s Life from 1988, when Esther Rantzen hosted a special edition featuring him. 

During the broadcast the television presenter, 82, asked, ‘Is there anyone in our audience who owed their life to Nicholas Winton? If so, could you stand up please?’ 

Everyone in the studio audience stood and the episode has been viewed on You Tube many millions of times.  

Jonathan Pryce, Romola Garai, and Alex Sharp are also set to star in the drama, but no release date has yet been announced.

Real life: The upcoming drama that is set during the Holocaust and is ‘inspired by the true story of Nicholas Winton, a London stockbroker

Real life: The upcoming drama that is set during the Holocaust and is ‘inspired by the true story of Nicholas Winton, a London stockbroker

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