Helena Bonham Carter Joins HBO Drama Pilot Codes of Conduct

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Somewhere, Tim Burton is toasting this news: Helena Bonham Carter has landed an elite gig at HBO.

The Les Miserables actress and Rebecca Hall (Parade’s End) have joined Codes of Conduct, the premium cabler’s upcoming drama pilot penned by 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen.

Codes of Conduct centers on Beverly Snow (played by newcomer Devon Terrell), an African-American man who climbs the ladder of New York’s high society.

Bonham Carter is set to play Esther Kaufmann, an author/psychiatrist born into one of Manhattan’s most prominent Jewish families, while Hall will play Rebecca Rotmensen, Snow’s rival and the daughter of a billionaire.

McQueen will also direct and executive-produce the pilot, alongside Matthew Michael Carnahan (World War Z).

Will you follow HBO’s Codes of Conduct? Hit the comments with your thoughts on the casting news.

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  1. Ann says:

    And once again, the Brits make money playing Americans when Americans are rarely cast there.

    • ScottJ says:

      That’s because Brits (and Aussies) can usually do American accents. Americans don’t seem able to handle British accents..although to be fair about it there are dozens of them.

      • New Yorker says:

        So many British actors think they can do an American accent but it’s so affectied and belabored. I can just imagine the scenery chewing New Yawk accents these ladies will do.
        Hollywood needs to start hiring locally. I don’t see British or Aussie productions hiring outside of their country very often, use US actors for US productions it helps the acting community here.

  2. Ben says:

    This could be a chance for the Emmys to make up for robbing Rebecca Hall of an nomination (and award) for Parade’s End.

  3. Ryan says:


  4. Azerty says:

    Not her, she killed Sirius!

  5. dj says:

    I agree with Ann…too many Brits/aussies playing Americans..

  6. Sam says:

    Craziness – a good actor is a good actor, regardless of where he or she is from. HBC is simply amazing. Props to her! Congrats. This is a show I look forward to watching.

    • New Yorker says:

      The why don’t British productions hire Americans? They rarely reciprocate so why should the US? Are there any US actors in the new Bond movie? Hire American actors, it helps the acting community here in this country.

  7. Amy says:

    Word is that the model Laura Harrier is in this too. She’s an american, I believe.
    Can’t wait for this show!