She has been busy shooting scenes for a new ITV drama.
And on Tuesday, Helena Bonham Carter was all in action as she took a speedboat trip to Venice while filming for her upcoming series Nolly.
The 56-year-old actress donned an auburn wig and an elegant pink floral print dress as she transformed into a TV star to film in the Italian city.
Holding a clapperboard aboard the boat, the film star appeared to be fully in character as she followed some directing advice.
In true character mode, Helena wore a wide-brimmed straw hat with bow decor and a pair of 70s-style sunglasses as she played England icon Noele Gordon.
Adding to the already glamorous look, she accessorized with pearl jewelry and wore full makeup for a busy day on set.
Helena was also joined on board by actor Max Brown who wore a striped shirt and an oversized pair of sunglasses that day.
While it’s unclear what role the handsome actor will play, at one point the Downtown Abbey star placed his arm around Helena while in character.
Strolling through the iconic city, the couple enjoyed some downtime together as they joined tourists walking down the street.
The three-part drama Nolly, written by Russell T Davies, will explore the almighty reign and fall from grace of the inimitable Noele Gordon, who died in 1985.
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She was declared “Queen of the Midlands” thanks to her iconic role as Meg Mortimer in Crossroads and was the darling of the establishment until it turned against her.
As the flaming-haired widow Meg on the long-running soap opera Crossroads, Noele has become one of Britain’s most famous people.
Then in 1981, at the height of the show’s success and height of fame, she was unceremoniously fired, without warning and without explanation, with the soap opera finally ending two years later.
With the boss’ words “all good things must come to an end” ringing in her ears, Noele found herself kicked out of the show that had been her life for over 18 years.
Noele, who had already played several theatrical roles before landing her role in Crossroads, played Meg from 1964 to 1981, then returned for a two-episode stint in 1983.
After being written off the show, Noele’s poor health prevented her from accepting many other roles and she died in 1985 at the age of 66.
A love letter to a TV legend and the crazy soap opera she starred in, Nolly will be an entertaining journey through Noele’s most tumultuous years and a crisp, loving and heartbreaking portrait of a forgotten icon.
Of the role, Helena said: “Noele Gordon was a fascinating, complex, brilliant and courageous woman – who I knew nothing about before reading the screenplay by Russell T Davies.
“I am thrilled to help tell Nolly’s long overdue and largely forgotten story.
“Russell’s screenplay is a brilliant piece of work and I hope I do him and Nolly justice. I am excited to begin.