Acclaimed film-maker Tim Burton's upcoming CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY movie is a real family affair - with both his partner Helena Bonham CARTER and young son BILLY RAY starring.

The pair, who began dating in 2001 after meeting on the set of Burton's Planet Of The Apes, welcomed Billy Ray into the world in October 2003.

The Big Fish director enthuses, "I'm not saying more than he rolls by in the one shot and it's going to be his first and last cameo.

"I know too many actors to know what they're like, so I wouldn't actively encourage Billy to be one."

Bonham Carter plays CHARLIE's mother MRS BUCKET in the eagerly-awaited adaptation of the Roald Dahl novel.

09/05/2005 13:46