Every so often in cinema, a writer or director will find a performer that allows his or her creative flair to flourish. If they're really lucky, they might find two or even three. If you're Tim Burton, you have a great deal more than that.
Throughout his thirty year career of seizing audiences' imaginations, Burton has built himself an impressive web of contacts and collaborators who have become recognisable staples in Burton-lore. The most commercial of these is inarguably Johnny Depp, Burton's close friend and, it seems, kindred spirit, who is currently shooting his eighth project with the director, a big screen adaptation of gothic soap opera Dark Shadows. But what about the others?