Date: 7th October 2003

Baby joy for Helena

Helena Bonham Carter has given birth to a baby boy.

The child, as yet unnamed, was born on Saturday in a London hospital, her agent said.

It is the first baby for the actress, 37, and her partner, film director Tim Burton.

The couple met when Burton, 45, directed her in Planet of the Apes and they have been together for nearly two years.

They live in adjoining houses in Belsize Park, north London, and only recently knocked an inter-connecting doorway between the two.

Joking about the unconventional living arrangement, she tells this week's Radio Times: "I don't know if we'll marry. I find it romantic bearing his illegitimate child and living next door."

Bonham Carter was previously in a five-year relationship with Kenneth Branagh, which ended in 1999.

Source: Press Release