He is one of Hollywood’s most renowned directors and won a Lifetime Achievement Award at last year’s Rome Film Festival.
And Tim Burton took time out of his busy schedule on Wednesday to enjoy a relaxing stroll with a mystery woman in Hampstead, London.
The 64-year-old filmmaker – who dated actress Helena Bonham Carter for 13 years – looked cool and casual in a navy blue jacket and trousers, teamed with a fedora hat and reflective sunglasses.
The director of the 2010 Alice in Wonderland film appeared in good spirits as he enjoyed a leisurely stroll with the woman and her dog.
Tim’s companion – with whom he was photographed in Rome last year – showed off her sense of style in a pair of patterned shirt jeans and comfy trainers.
She styled her locks in an elegant braid and hid her eyes behind trendy sunglasses as she strolled.
Tim has made headlines for his love life in the past after he started dating in 2001 after meeting Helena Bonham Carter, 56 on the set of Planet of the Apes.
They share two children, son Billy Ray, 18, and daughter Nell, 13.
Helena starred in six of Tim’s films – Big Fish, Corpse Bride, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Alice in Wonderland and Dark Shadows.
However, their romance was not to be as the couple announced their “amicable split” in 2014.
Tim was previously married to German artist and special effects technician Lena Gieseke from 1987 to 1991.
Outside of feature films, Tim Burton has also turned to music videos, television series, short films and commercials.