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OTRC: Helena Bonham Carter cast in 'Cinderella' as fairy godmother (Poll)

The fairy godmother appears in a scene from Disney's 1950 movie 'Cinderella.' Helena Bonham Carter speaks to OTRC.com in Los Angeles in February 2011, before the Academy Awards.

Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo, Helena Bonham Carter's going to help you.

The 47-year-old British actress, known for her roles in partner Tim Burton's films and her ecclectic personal style, will play the fairy godmother in Disney's new live-action film "Cinderella," the company announced on Thursday, June 20.

Cast members previously revealed include Lily James, who will play the title character, Cate Blanchett, who will portray her wicked stepmother and Richard Madden of "Game of Thrones" fame (spoiler alert), who will play the prince.

Sir Kenneth Branagh is directing "Cinderella," a live-action adaptation of the classic fairy tale about a girl who is forced to become her step family's house servant, secretly attends a royal ball, falls in love with a prince and leaves behind a glass slipper, spurring him to call a search to find the woman of his dreams.

Bonham Carter starred in Branagh's 1994 film "Frankenstein." They also appeared together in the 1998 romantic comedy movie "The Theory of Flight."

Bonham Carter can also be seen next in Disney's "The Lone Ranger," alongside Johnny Depp (see PHOTOS). He co-starred with her in several of Burton's films, including the 2010 movie "Alice in Wonderland," also released by the company, "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."

Fun fact: Verna Felton, who portrayed the fairy godmother in Disney's 1950 animated classic "Cinderella," also provided the voices of other characters in the company's 1950s children's films -- the Queen of Hearts in "Alice in Wonderland," Aunt Sarah in "Lady and the Tramp," Flora and Queen Leah in "Sleeping Beauty" and an elephant in "The Jungle Book." Felton died at age 76 in 1966.

(NOTE: OTRC.com and parent firm KABC Television are owned by the Walt Disney Company.)

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