Actress Helena Bonham Carter bravely attended the British premiere of her partner Tim Burton's new movie Big Fish last night (19JAN04) - despite the death of her father on Sunday (18JAN04).

The kooky star, who has a baby son Billy Ray with the Edward Scissorhands filmmaker, arrived at London's Leicester Square to support her 45-year-old beau dressed in a somber black dress.

And - in an effort to put her at ease - the assembled press were asked not to attempt to speak to the Fight Club beauty as she was too upset to make conversation.

RAYMOND BONHAM CARTER passed away on Sunday after two decades of poor health - he was 74.

20/01/2004 01:48