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'Big Fish' makes a splash in London

January 19, 2004
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Tim Burton's latest movie, Big Fish, tells the story of a loving father who has a tendency to tell tall tales. But there was nothing unrealistic about the director's smile when he arrived at the film's UK premiere - the flick had just been nominated for seven Baftas.

He was accompanied to the screening by partner Helena Bonham Carter, who plays a witch in the movie, and leading man Ewan McGregor. And the team was clearly over the moon to hear that their movie will be contesting best film, best director and best special effects at the prizegiving.

The movie is about an old man called Edward Bloom, played by the inimitable Albert Finney, who does his best to regale his son with stories about his youth. Ewan McGregor plays the young Edward, who travels the world on a series of fantastical adventures.

"I'm very happy to be part of such a successful team," he said. "This was a real team film with an amazing cast list. Tim Burton is a beautiful film-maker and I'll be happy to work on all his movies. I was very moved by his script."

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Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter arrive for the Leicester Square screeningy
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Ewen McGregor told reporters that he would love to work with Tim Burton on more movies

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