Nell Burton is the only child and youngest child of Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter. She was the basis for Helena Bonham Carter’s depiction of Alice in “Alice in Wonderland,” which Nell’s father directed.
Tim Burton and Helena Bonham have maintained the privacy of their personal lives as well as the facts of the lives of their children for a number of years now.
The two well-known individuals typically keep their personal and professional lives apart from one another, and they almost never appear in public with their children or discuss them in interviews. Additionally, they seldom separate their business activities from their home lives.
The parents did not reveal the name of their youngest child until many months after she had been born, despite widespread speculation that they had named her Indiana Rose.
When their child was born on December 15th, 2007, in London, Burton and Bonham had a difficult time deciding what name to give their child. However, seven months later, the actress from “Harry Potter” gave an interview to the Jewish Journal in which she discussed her daughter and disclosed the name of her child.
Nell was chosen as the name for the couple’s youngest child in order to distinguish her from “all the Helens in the family.” Bonham’s mother’s name was Elena, and her grandmother’s name was Helene. Bonham was named after her grandmother. A close friend of the couple said that “Indiana Rose” was never going to be their child’s name.
Although the term was initially used throughout the Middle Ages, it wasn’t until the 20th century that it really took off and became popular. Helen was robbed, in particular of her daughter Nell.
Carter and Burton also discussed their son Billy, who is now four years old and was given the names William and Raymond in honor of the actress and the director, respectively. Billy was named after Carter.
Burton is content with his role as a parent to his two children despite the sedate lifestyle he leads. In a rather unusual sighting, the American filmmaker made an appearance at the Rome Film Festival with his children on October 23, 2021. Attending the “Close Encounters” homage to their father’s films were the director, Billy, and Nell, who were all 63 years old at the time.
On the red carpet, the foursome beamed for the camera while wearing all black outfits that coordinated with one another. They also brought their adorable dog, Levi. Both the father and son of the man who designed “Dumbo” wore a black suit with a button-down shirt that had a pattern in black and blue below it. The pattern was on the button-down.
Burton and Carter were married for a period of time before deciding to end their marriage in 2014. Their cooperation is the most well-known of all of his partnerships since they worked together on several films, including “Planet of the Apes,” “Sweeney Todd,” “Corpse Bride,” and others. As a result of this, Carter is the person he is most closely associated with.
Before beginning his relationship with Carter, Burton was romantically involved with German artist Lena Gieseke. Burton and Lisa Marie were the producers of a number of films, some of which include “Ed Wood,” “Mars Attack!” and “Sleepy Hollow.” In the five years leading up to their split in 1999, Carter was in a relationship with fellow actor Kenneth Branagh.
When Nell was a child, she was not yet allowed to see movies that her father had produced. On the other hand, her parents came to the conclusion that once she reached a certain age, they would let her watch “Alice in Wonderland.” According to Nell’s mother, the authoritarian character of the Red Queen in the movie was based on her own daughter when she was younger.
Even if Nell does not quite suit the description of the rude and spiteful queen, she served as the inspiration for the character in the story.
According to Bonham Carter, my first impression of her was that she was a little kid because of her disproportionately huge head. Children are tyrants, and so is she,” the speaker said. Our kid is a perfect example of the saying “no compassion for any other living being” since they have none. There is no room for empathy; only commanding exists. We have no choice but to do what she says; this constitutes tyranny. I’m sorry, but I must decline; kindly desist.”
She picked up the ability to care for other people at a young age from her aunt Nell, which was yet another skill she acquired from her. The most of the time, toddlers will only think about themselves and ask inquiries about themselves.
Billy Burton, much like his sister Nell, appeared in his parents’ films and on early iterations of the family’s television show. In the films “Sweeney Todd” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Family,” both of which featured his godfather Johnny Depp and his mother, he appeared in cameo roles in each of those films.
Carter said that there was always a spot available for Billy in one of Tim Burton’s films and that Burton was open to the idea. However, they banned him from making any statements. Only time will tell whether Billy and Nell will have additional opportunities to appear on screen in the years to come, maybe as a result of the careers they choose.