Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Burton: Barbara Windsor is "a National Treasure"
Tim Burton expressed his profound appreciation of Barbara Windsor, who lends her voice to the role of the Dormouse in Alice in Wonderland.
"I've been living in England for many, many years and I'm a huge 'EastEnders' fan," said Burton, referring to the soapy (and routinely controversial) drama that has aired on BBC One since 1985. "And Barbara Windsor is just wonderful on it and in so many other things. I'm serious, she's a national treasure in England."
To date, Windsor, 72, has appeared in 1,399 episodes of EastEnders.
Burton continued with the voice of an autograph-seeking fanboy: "She's just the nicest, the greatest -- well, I don't know, it's just nice to meet people that you're a fan of, then you find they're really cool people. We're lucky to have her in the cast."