However in her interview with Red magazine, Miss Bonham Carter describes this as a ‘myth’, she said: ‘Which we did by the way [live together], because everyone seemed to think we didn’t, but that was a load of myth.’The unexpected break-up of the duo shocked fans who over the years had watched them work together on a number of films including Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Alice In Wonderland and Dark Shadows - where she starred alongside Eva.
When Blondie O'Hara's husband, a petty thief, is captured by Seldom Seen and held ... They seek revenge against the middle class Schwab family, who embody all they detest: middle class. Nixon offers a solitary, stream-of-consciousness reflection on his life and political career - and the "true" reasons for the Watergate scandal and his resignation. Adult Dutch brothers Vincent Van Gogh and Theo Van Gogh, living in Paris, lead differing lives despite having art as a connection.
I've had other girlfriends, but never anything serious, no heartbreak, except for one that was quite emotionally charged. I have fallen in love, but because I've been around since I was 15 in the industry, and everything I've done I've achieved myself, I keep a little bit of myself guarded and private. It's not like I'm completely spotless, and every morning I open the curtains and the sun shines, and there are bunny rabbits in my garden.
I can genuinely say, hand on heart, it's the first time I've come across such a cohesive team. And as soon as the cameras are finished, there's a social life attached to it. YOU see, I've had a girlfriend in London for the past two years, not serious, and we've kind of separated now, over the past six months, when I've been so busy. I'm not seeing anybody else, and I'll probably see her when I go back at the weekend, but it's on a minimum level. They've said: "Oh, before I met you, I thought you were gay." Or "I'd heard rumours." And all kinds of stuff.
In fact, I didn't think I had any hang-ups, but Diane-Louise Jordan - when I worked with her on Blue Peter - pointed something out to me. I'll go and talk to her." Diane made a very good analogy. But by a million-to-one coincidence, about 20 miles away, in another small Welsh village, Ricky Tomlinson lived, and did drama classes in the evenings. And Ricky - now of the Royle Family, of course - heard about auditions for Children's Ward, and I got a part in that. My mum very much regretted that I didn't go to university, but now she realises that six years down the line I'm still working. Not bad, I suppose, but I have a great picture of me at the finish line. " But now I take that as a compliment, in some respects. Then that's a compliment." And I have a lot of gay friends. I seem to be attracted to people similar to me, who are quite driven. I had to compete with Stephen Gateley and some footballer.
You've got nothing to lose."And then I'd go: "Actually you're right. I didn't go to the gym once, and I got really out of sorts. So I thought, "I'll pay for a fitness instructor to give me the motivation." I've had about 20 sessions now, and I think the exercise is starting to kick in again. In North Wales at the time there were very few avenues to explore acting. If I was younger, and coming to terms with everything around me, it would have been more "How do I feel about that? The most I've ever spent on a suit is pounds 1,200. But if you wear it 20 times in a couple of months, it's worth it. I was very conscious that I had to look the best I possibly could.