Thursday, 7 August 2008

Helena Bonham Carter & Tim Burton Baby

UPDATE ~ People confirms the name of Helen Bonham Carter and Tim Burton's baby girl, it's Nell. The creative couple had difficulty agreeing a moniker. Bonham Carter confirmed the name during a phone interview with the Jewish Journal while on the set of Terminator Salvation in New Mexico. Bonham Carter said her daughter was named Nell after "all the Helens in the family." The actress's mother is named Elena and her grandmother was called Helene. The name originated during medieval times and is a diminutive of Helen. It was also widely popular in the U.S. at the start of the 20th century. Rumours said that the baby was named Indiana Rose, however the reports were never confirmed by the couple.

December 16th, 2007 ~ A People exclusive; Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton are parents for the second time. The actors rep confirms to People that the baby was born late on December 15th, 2007 in London; "They are absolutely delighted they have a daughter. It's a lovely Christmas present for the family." The couple are also parents to 4 year old Billy.

Both Bonham Carter and Burton were nominated for Golden Globe awards for Sweeney Todd – she for best actress, he for best director. The news came when they were at the doctor's office. "We were talking about inducing, and Tim got a call from his assistant," Bonham Carter told People. "I do look like a globe, so it's kind of funny. I am very round." She added that the anticipation of meeting the new baby was intense. "I just can't wait," she said. "It's hard to imagine we can make anything other than Billy."

Bonham Carter made a name for herself starring in dramatic pieces Howards End and Room With a View. She received a Best Actress Oscar nod for 1998's The Wings of the Dove. She has appeared in several of Tim Burton's movies; Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and will also be in the new Harry Potter movie.

Burton is the brains behind some of Tinseltown's most quirky films which often star Johnny Depp, one of the greatest actors of our time. Among these are Ed Wood, Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow, Beetlejuice, Batman and Sweeny Todd, which stars both Johnny Depp and Helena.

The couple first worked together when he directed her for 2001's Planet of the Apes. They live in London.

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