Helena Bonham Carter steps out on the red carpet in another eye-popping dress

She knows how to flaunt it! Helena Bonham Carter steps out on the red carpet in another eye-popping dress

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16:27 GMT, 22 October 2012

She wowed the crowds in a figure-hugging purple gown on Saturday night, and now she's done it again.

Well-known for her curvaceous figure, Helena Bonham Carter squeezed herself into a floor-length black and white gown for the premiere of Great Expectations as part of the BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon Leicester Square on Sunday night.

After picking up a prestigious Fellowship Award at the Film Festival Awards on Saturday, the Fight Club actress was clearly in good spirits, making the most of her time in the spotlight.

In the spotlight: Helena Bonham Carter shows off her enviable figure in a dress with a tight corset neckline

In the spotlight: Helena Bonham Carter shows off her enviable figure in a dress with a tight corset neckline

Usually known for her kooky style, the star has opted for more of a classic look for this year's Film Festival.

Pairing the eye-catching black chiffon dress with black skyscraper heels, the 46-year-old looked sophisticated, but added some edge to her look with an asset-boosting neckline.

Clearly adhering to the old adage 'if you've got it, flaunt it', Helena seemed happy to be exposing some flesh, despite the chilly weather.

Her moment: Helena's new film Great Expectations closes the 56th BFI London Film Festival

Her moment: Helena's new film Great Expectations closes the 56th BFI London Film Festival

Time to shine: Helena's new film Great Expectations closes the 56th BFI London Film Festival

New image: Helena seems to have gone for a more sophisticated look for this year's Film Festival

New image: Helena seems to have gone for a more sophisticated look for this year's Film Festival

Star connections: Ralph Fiennes joined Helena, Jeremy Irvine and Holliday Grainger as the premiere

Star connections: Ralph Fiennes joined Helena, Jeremy Irvine and Holliday Grainger as the premiere

The partner of director Tim Burton, who plays Miss Havisham in the eagerly-awaited adaptation of the Dickens novel, was joined on the red carpet by co-star David Walliams.

The comedian, who plays Uncle Pumblechook in the Mike Newall film, looked dapper in black tie and cosied up to his wife Lara Stone as he posed for photographs.

The Dutch model donned a slinky black dress for the festival's closing gala, and wore her blonde hair poker straight.

Well covered: Helen was protected from the rain by a large umbrella as she signed autographs

Well covered: Helen was protected from the rain by a large umbrella as she signed autographs

Co-stars: Helena is joined by David Walliams on the red carpet at the festival's closing gala

Co-stars: Helena is joined by David Walliams on the red carpet at the festival's closing gala

Loved up: David Walliams and wife Lara Stone put on a show of affection on the red carpet

Loved up: David Walliams and wife Lara Stone put on a show of affection on the red carpet

Earlier in the day, the rest of the cast gathered at the film's photocall ahead of the closing night gala.

Up-and-coming Brit actors Jeremy Irvine and Holliday Grainger, who play Pip and Estella, showed off their natural chemistry, while Robbie Coltrane and Ewen Bremner chatted as they posed for photographs.

After the premiere guests headed for the afterparty at the Battersea Power Station, sponsored by Ciroc Premium Vodka.

Super fan: One woman dressed up and plastered the metal barrier in posters in honour of Helena

Super fan: One woman dressed up and plastered the metal barrier in posters in honour of Helena

The wet look: Helena braved the rain to have her photograph taken by the adoring public

The wet look: Helena braved the rain to have her photograph taken by the adoring public

All together: The whole cast of Great Expectations lined for a photograph before entering the screening

All together: The whole cast of Great Expectations lined for a photograph before entering the screening

Supporting role: Tim Burton was also at the event with his wife Helena

Supporting role: Tim Burton was also at the event with his wife Helena

Actor Jeremy Irvine said: 'This has been such a great experience and by far the best film I have done.

'I loved every minute of working on such a classic and with such a great team; I hope I have done the original justice.

'The red carpet was manic but great to get all of the buzz before sitting down to watch the film.’

Helena got to let her hair down at the party and stayed by the side of her husband Tim Burton all evening.

She said: 'When the opportunity arose to work on this film I couldn’t resist. I just love the story, it’s an old favourite of mine.'

Holliday Grainger also enjoyed working on the film and said: 'I loved playing Estella, its always interesting to play the anti-hero.

'It’s such an honour to be apart of the chosen film to close the London Film Festival, what a fantastic week!'

Rising stars: Holliday Grainger and Jeremy Irvine, who play Estella and Pip in Great Expectations, pose at the photocall

Rising stars: Holliday Grainger and Jeremy Irvine, who play Estella and Pip in Great Expectations, pose at the photocall

Cast: Ewan Bremner (L) and Robbie Coltrane (L) pose on the red carpet

Cast: Ewan Bremner (L) and Robbie Coltrane (L) pose on the red carpet

Cast: Ewan Bremner (L) and Robbie Coltrane (L) pose on the red carpet for their film Great Expectations

New adaptation: Ewen Bremner, Robbie Coltrane, director Mike Newell, Holliday Grainger and Jeremy Irvine pose ahead of the premiere of Great Expectations

New adaptation: Ewen Bremner, Robbie Coltrane, director Mike Newell, Holliday Grainger and Jeremy Irvine pose ahead of the premiere of Great Expectations

On Saturday night, Helena highlighted her hourglass figure in the purple satin dress, which she teamed with black heels and a matching handbag as she posed up with her Frankenweenie director beau.

Burton, meanwhile, looked suave in his black suit and tie with a white shirt and polished patent shoes for the event, held at Banqueting House on London's Whitehall.

Meet the future: Helena was almost upstaged by co-star Holliday Grainger who wore a colourful print skirt and sleeveless top by Peter Pilotto

Meet the future: Helena was almost upstaged by co-star Holliday Grainger who wore a colourful print skirt and sleeveless top by Peter Pilotto

Rising stars: British actors Joe Jameson, left, Holliday Grainger and Charlie Callaghan, right, attend the premiere of Great Expectations

Rising stars: British actors Joe Jameson, left, Holliday Grainger and Charlie Callaghan, right, attend the premiere of Great Expectations

Helena has always managed to cause a
stir with her red carpet outfits, which have ranged in the past from
eye-catching dresses to odd shoes.

However, Helena said in a previous interview that she is proud to be unique in the way she dresses.

Screen siren: Helena put in a starring role in BBC movie Great Expectations

Screen siren: Helena put in a starring role in BBC movie Great Expectations

Hourglass: Helena Bonham Carter showed off her figure in low cut Vivienne Westwood dress at the BFI London Film Festival awards on Saturday night

Hourglass: Helena Bonham Carter showed off her figure in low cut Vivienne Westwood dress at the BFI London Film Festival awards on Saturday night

Shapely: Helena drew attention to her ample cleavage in the gorgeous purple satin dress

Shapely: Helena drew attention to her ample cleavage in the gorgeous purple satin dress

Shapely: Helena drew attention to her ample cleavage in the gorgeous purple satin dress

She said in a previous interview: 'I think fashion has been hijacked by the fashion industry creating rules
on what one should wear and I feel like breaking the mould and seeing
that the world won't crumble. Sometimes I get it right and sometimes I get it wrong.'

Helena and Tim, who have worked together on many films over the years including Alice In Wonderland and Sweeney Todd, were both presented with a Fellowship at the award ceremony.

Centre of attention: Helena is more used to getting it wrong on the red carpet than ticking the right boxes

Centre of attention: Helena is more used to getting it wrong on the red carpet than ticking the right boxes

Date night: Helena attended the red carpet event with her Frankenweenie director beau Tim Burton

Date night: Helena attended the red carpet event with her Frankenweenie director beau Tim Burton

The Best Film award went to Jacques Audiard's moving drama Rust And Bone starring Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard.

Other stars who attended the BFI Awards
included British actress Helen McCrory – the wife of Homeland star
Damian Lewis – and War Horse actor Tom Hiddleston.

Slender: Helen McCrory highlighted her slim figure in an eye-catching backless blue dress

Slender: Helen McCrory highlighted her slim figure in an eye-catching backless blue dress

Slender: Helen McCrory highlighted her slim figure in an eye-catching backless blue dress

Dapper dude: Tom Hiddleston looked smart in his black tuxedo for the event

Dapper dude: Tom Hiddleston looked smart in his black tuxedo for the event