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Actress Helena Bonham Carter and film director Tim Burton are the parents of a newborn baby boy.

Bonham Carter gave birth to the couple's first child, whom they have not yet named, in London last Saturday, said Nicki Van Gelder, the actress' agent.

The two met when Burton, 45, directed Bonham Carter, 37, in the remake of the science-fiction movie Planet of the Apes. They live in adjoining houses in north London and recently connected the homes with a door.

"I don't know if we'll marry," the magazine Radio Times quoted Bonham Carter as saying. "I find it romantic bearing his illegitimate child and living next door."

Bonham Carter first won fame acting in period films including A Room with a View and has starred more recently in Fight Club and Mighty Aphrodite.

Burton has directed movies including Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow and Batman. AP

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