Who is Billy Raymond Burton?
Billy Raymond Burton is a celebrity child, and so far is only known as the son of Helena Bonham Carter and her ex-partner Tim Burton.
Billy Raymond Burton Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Billy Raymond Burton was born on 3 October 2003 under the Libra zodiac sign, in London, England. The son of Tim Burton, the famous American producer, writer and director, and Helena Bonham Carter, an English actress, probably best known to the world as Marla Singer in the film “Fight Club”, and Mrs Lovett in the film “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”. Billy has a younger sister, Nell Burton, who was born on 15 December 2007. His parents thought that he would be a girl, so in the first month of his life he didn’t have a name, and was eventually named after his grandfather.
Famous duo Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter hold their son Billy Raymond at the Royal World Premiere of 'Alice in Wonderland' on Feb. 25, 2010 in London.
Johnny Depp, who is a close friend of Tim Burton, is Billy’s godfather. Although a son of famous parents, Billy has chosen to avoid the publicity and has so far lived a low-key life, making rare appearances at red carpet events with his mother or father. He has matriculated from a local high school, but he hasn’t shared whether he has enrolled at any university or not.
Career and Net Worth
Billy is yet to choose a career for himself, however, he has already appeared in minor roles in his father’s films, including “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (2005), then “Alice in Wonderland” (2010), and “Dark Shadows” (2012), among others.
He hasn’t expressed his desire to become a professional actor just yet, but has been influenced from all sides to do just that. All we can do is wait and see what will become of Billy Raymond Burton.
As of late 2021, Billy has minimal independent wealth, but is assumed to have around $1 million, based on his father’s and mother’s riches.
Personal Life, Height, Weight
When it comes to his personal life, Billy has successfully hidden all the valuable information. However, according to sources, Billy is single and isn’t looking for a girlfriend/boyfriend at the moment.
He stands at a height of 5ft 6ins (1.68m), while his weight and other vital statistics are unknown.
Billy Raymond’s Father, Tim Burton’s Biography
Timothy Walter Burton was born on 25 August 1958 in Burbank, California USA. He is the son of William ‘Bill’ Burton and his wife Jean Burton. He attended Burbank High School but wasn’t a great student, and after matriculation enrolled at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, Santa Clarita, where he studied character animation. He has been interested in filmmaking from an early age, and one of his earliest creations was the short film “The Island of Doctor Agor”. He was 13 at the time, and used an 8 mm film without sound to create stop motion films. As he got older, his interest increased, and while at California Institute of the Arts, he made films “Stalk of the Celery Monster” and “King and Octopus”.
Following these successes, he was hired by Walt Disney Productions to work in their animation division.
He was an animator, storyboard artist and art director, working on ‘80s films such as “The Fox and the Hound” (1981), “Tron” (1982), and “The Black Cauldron” (1985). In the late ‘80s, he started working on his own feature films – his debut was “Beetlejuice” in 1988. Since then, Tim Burton has directed such blockbuster films as “Edward Scissorhands” (1990), “Ed Wood” (1994), “Mars Attacks!” (1996), then “Planet of the Apes” (2001), “Corpse Bride” (2005), and recently “Dumbo” (2019), while he is now working on the upcoming TV series “Wednesday”, scheduled for its premiere in 2022.
Throughout his career, Burton has often worked with celebrities in the entertainment industry, such as Johnny Depp, Michael Gough, Christopher Lee, Michael Keaton, Lisa Marie, and Jeffrey Jones, among others.
Tim Burton’s net worth has been estimated to be around $100 million as of late 2021.
Before Helena, Tim was married to German-born artist Lena Gieseke from 1987 until 1991, while from 1992 to 2001 he was in a romantic relationship with model and actress Lisa Marie.
Billy Raymond Burton’s Mother, Helena Bonham Carter Biography
Helena Bonham Carter was born on 26 May 1966, in Islington, London, England. She’s the daughter of Raymond Bonham Carter, a merchant banker and the alternative British director of the Bank of England at the International Monetary Fund in the ‘60s, and his wife Elena (nee Propper de Callejon), a psychotherapist of Spanish and Jewish ancestry.
Helena’s great, great-grandmother was Florence Nightingale’s aunt, and Helena is rather proud of her connection to the founder of modern nursing; her great-grandfather was H.H. Asquith, Prime Minister of England.
She grew up in Golders Green alongside her two older brothers, Edward and Thomas, and went to South Hampstead High School, while she completed her A-levels at Westminster School.
Helena never attended any formal acting classes, but in 1979 won a national writing contest, and the money she received she used it to pay her entry into the actor’s Spotlight directory. She made her acting debut in the television movie “A Pattern of Roses” in 1983, while in 1985 she was cast as Lucy Honeychurch in the successful film “A Room with a View”.
The following year she secured her first major role, as Lady Jane Grey in the film “Lady Jane”.
Since then, Helena has appeared in more than 100 film and TV titles, enjoying success throughout the decades of her long career. In the ‘90s, she was known for the portrayal of corset queens in English period-drama films such as “Hamlet” (1990), “Howards End” (1992), “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” (1994), and “The Wings of the Dove” (1997), among others.
Her popularity soared in the 2000s, as she starred in such films as “Planet of the Apes”, “Henry VIII” (2003), then as Bellatrix Lestrange in the ‘Harry Potter’ films, including “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” (2007), and “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” in 2009. In 2010 she was Red Queen in the film “Alice in Wonderland”, while in 2012 she portrayed Miss Havisham in the film “Great Expectations”. Other prominent roles include as the Fairy Godmother in the film “Cinderella” in 2015, then as Princess Margaret in the TV series “The Crown”, among many other roles.
She is currently working on several projects, including the TV series “Call My Agent (UK)”, scheduled for premiere in 2022, and the film “Not Bloody Likely”, which is now in pre-production.
Before she started dating Billy’s father, Helena was in a five-year-long relationship with actor Kenneth Branagh. The two met while working on the film “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” in 1994 and started dating while Branagh was still married to Emma Thompson. However, in 1999 Helena and Kenneth separated.
Since breaking up with Burton, Helena has been single, apparently focused on her career and raising her children.
As of late 2021, Helena Bonham Carter’s net worth has been estimated to be around $60 million, earned through her successful career as an actress.