British actress Helena Bonham Carter and boyfriend Tim Burton have lost a battle to stop the pub next to their London home opening late. The pair wrote an angry letter to Camden Council after the The Sir Richard Steele pub applied for a later license, fearing the noise from late-night revellers would disturb their peace. The letter read, "If the hours are extended we fear that our quality of living is going to be severely hampered by even later noise as, of course, you have to bear in mind that it does not just finish once the pub doors close but long, long after." But the request was ignored and the pub - popular with other famous locals including Ewan McGregor and NOEL GALLAGHER - will be allowed to open until midnight. There is one reprieve for the couple - who have a two year old son BILLY - the pub's bid for a live music license failed.