Raymond Bonham Carter

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Raymond Henry Bonham Carter (19 June 1929 – 17 January 2004) was a leading British banker, and a member of a distinguished British theatrical and political family.

Early life[edit]

Raymond Henry Bonham Carter was born on 19 June 1929 to Violet Bonham Carter, Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury (1887–1969), a British political activist and daughter of the Prime Minister H. H. Asquith the 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith (1852–1928), and Sir Maurice Bonham Carter (1880–1960), a politician and cricketer.

Bonham Carter was educated at St. Ronan's School, Hawkhurst, Winchester College and Magdalen College, Oxford,[1] graduating in 1952. He then went to Harvard.[2]


At various times, he held senior posts with the Bank of England (1958–1963), the International Monetary Fund (1961–1963), Warburgs (1963–1977), and the Department of Industry (1977–1979).[2]

Personal life[edit]

In 1958, he married Elena Propper de Callejón,[1] daughter of Spanish diplomat Eduardo Propper de Callejón (1895–1972) and his Austrian-French Jewish wife Helene Fould-Springer. Together they had three children:

In 1979, he was diagnosed with a brain tumour which was removed by surgery[2] but left him quadriplegic and partially blind.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Obituary in The Independent". 30 January 2004. Retrieved 17 December 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c "Obituary in The Daily Telegraph". The Telegraph. 24 January 2004. Retrieved 17 December 2008. 
  3. ^ "The 70th Academy Awards 1998". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "The 83rd Academy Awards 2011". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  5. ^ Slater, Lydia (20 April 2016). "Helana Bonham Carter is our June Issue Cover Star". Harper's Bazaar. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 

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