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Richard Burton Turned Sophia Loren's Home Into Rehab

28th October 2014

Movie legend Richard Burton turned Sophia Loren's home in Italy into his own personal rehab facility as he prepared for their movie The Voyage in the early 1970s.The new mother had never met Burton when...

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Elizabeth Taylor Love Letter Up For Auction

3rd September 2014

A love letter written by Dame Elizabeth Taylor to her on/off husband Richard Burton is up for sale.The screen legend penned the touching note to mark their 10th wedding anniversary in 1974, just weeks before...

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Rhys Ifans To Star In Under Milk Wood Film Remake

22nd March 2014

Actor Rhys Ifans is set to follow in fellow Welshman Richard Burton's footsteps by starring in a new film adaptation of iconic poet Dylan Thomas' famous play Under Milk Wood.Director/producer Kevin Allen has obtained the...

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Richard Burton Vowed To Curb Drinking On Under Milk Wood

19th February 2014

Late movie legend Richard Burton vowed to stay sober while making classic movie Under Milk Wood by limiting his drinking to only one bottle of vodka a day.The Welsh actor, who was a hardened drinker,...

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Peter O'toole Funeral To Be Attended By Ex-wife Sian Phillips

By Lauren James | 17th December 2013

Peter O'Toole's death on the 14th December has brought a renewed interest in the actor and his lengthy and illustrious career as well as people emerging from the fray to attest to the star's character...

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Peter O'toole Dies

15th December 2013

Peter O'Toole has died. The legendary 'Lawrence of Arabia' star passed away aged 81 at a London Hospital yesterday (14.12.13) following a long illness. The Irish-born actor got his big break when Sir David Lean...

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Richard Burton's Daughter Snubs Latest Biopic

31st July 2013

Richard Burton's daughter refused to watch Dominic West's recent portrayal of her famously fiery father, insisting she would rather the drama had not been made.The Wire star plays the Welsh acting great alongside Helena Bonham...

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'Burton And Taylor' Re-imagined By Carter & West, But Was There Any Chemistry?

By Lauren James | 23rd July 2013

It was the real-life and onscreen romance that fascinated millions and now the unique romance of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton has yet again been brought back to life in the BBC4 biopic, Burton and...

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Dominic West Blown Away By Taylor And Richard Burton's Wild Lives

22nd July 2013

Actor Dominic West was left in awe of Richard Burton and Dame Elizabeth Taylor after gaining insight into their wild lives from a magazine prop on the set of a new drama.The Wire star plays...

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Bonham-carter And West As 'Burton And Taylor' - Bbc4'S Last Drama Hurrah [Pictures]

By Jack de Aguilar | 18th July 2013

The BBC Four biopic Burton And Taylor will - as Drama Commissioning Controller Ben Stephenson puts it – see them "go out with a bang,” of original drama, anyway. The TV movie details the relationship...

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Helena Bonham Carter Angered Tim Burton With Elizabeth Taylor Voice

17th July 2013

Director Tim Burton was so sick of his partner Helena Bonham Carter staying in character as Dame Elizabeth Taylor at home, he adopted the voice of Richard Burton as revenge.The Harry Potter star plays the...

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"All The World's A Stage": Shakespeare's Globe To Take The Bard On Global Tour

By Lauren James | 16th July 2013

Shakespeare's Hamlet, a play thought to have been originally penned in 1603, is going on tour as part of production company Shakespeare's Globe celebrating the 450th anniversary of the Bard's birth and 400 years since...

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Dominic West Drank And Smoked To Excess For Richard Burton Role

16th July 2013

British actor Dominic West took up drinking and smoking to excess in a bid to perfect Richard Burton's distinct vocal tones for a new drama.The Wire star plays the late actor opposite Helena Bonham Carter...

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Helena Bonham-carter And Dominic West In Bbc's Burton And Taylor Biopic: First Pic Released

By Lauren James | 5th June 2013

Dominic West [L] As Richard Burton and Helena Bonham-Carter [R] as Elizabeth TaylorThe first picture has been released by the BBC showing Helena Bonham-Carter and Dominic West in full costume as one of Hollywood's most...

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Elizabeth Taylor Wedding Dress Up For Auction

28th May 2013

Elizabeth Taylor's first wedding dress is up for auction.The shell-white satin gown the legendary Hollywood actress wore at the first of her eight weddings is expected to raise £50,000 when it is sold at Christie's...

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Jessica Chastain Was Anxious To Wear Elizabeth Taylor's Necklace

23rd May 2013

Jessica Chastain found it ''scary'' wearing Elizabeth Taylor's necklace.The 'Zero Dark Thirty' actress wore the lavish Bulgari jewellery - which boasts a 65-carat centre stone - in honour of the late Hollywood icon at the...

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Jessica Chastain Wears Elizabeth Taylor's Necklace

22nd May 2013

Jessica Chastain wore Elizabeth Taylor's necklace to the 'Cleopatra' screening at the Cannes Film Festival.The actress paid tribute to the late screen star for the film's 50th anniversary viewing last night (21.05.13) by wearing the...

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Jessica Chastain To Host Special Cleopatra Screening

8th May 2013

Actress Jessica Chastain is teaming up with the children of Dame Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton to host a special screening of the Hollywood stars' classic Cleopatra at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival in France.Taylor's...

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Dominic West Studying Lindsay Lohan's Elizabeth Taylor Drama

18th March 2013

British actor Dominic West has been studying Lindsay Lohan's panned Elizabeth Taylor mini-series as he prepares to play Richard Burton in a new U.K. Tv drama.West has signed up to star opposite Helena Bonham Carter...

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Richard Burton's Teenage Bride Dead At 83

12th March 2013

Actor Richard Burton's first wife Sybil Christopher has died, aged 83.The actress and socialite's marriage to the hellraising Welsh actor ended with his infamous affair with Elizabeth Taylor on the set of the 1963 film...

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Richard Burton And Elizabeth Taylor Snuggle Up Together On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

By Jack de Aguilar | 2nd March 2013

Richard Burton - who died in 1984, aged 58 and starred alongside Elizabeth Taylor in 11 films – has been received his very own star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame, The BBC Reports.Speaking at...

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Richard Burton Honoured In Hollywood On St. David's Day

2nd March 2013

Late movie legend Richard Burton was posthumously honoured with the latest star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday (01Mar13).His star was unveiled next to his ex-wife Elizabeth Taylor's pavement plaque on Hollywood Boulevard....

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Richard Burton Set For Posthumous St. David's Day Star Honour

15th February 2013

Late great movie star Richard Burton is to be posthumously honoured on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.The actor's 2,491st star will be unveiled next to his ex-wife Elizabeth Taylor's plaque on 1 March (13)....

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Can Anne Hathaway Outdo Elizabeth Taylor In 'The Taming Of The Shrew'?

By Michael West | 16th January 2013

Anne Hathaway is likely to pick up the Best Supporting Actress prize at the Oscars in February, though it's likely she'll be competing for Best Actress upon the release of writer Abi Morgan's adaptation...

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Lindsay Lohan Accused Of Trashing Trailer

18th December 2012

Lindsay Lohan reportedly trashed her trailer on the set of 'Scary Movie 5'. The troubled 26-year-old actress was said to be so furious when producers failed to provide a private jet for Lindsay and her...

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Under Milk Wood Film Rights Given To Wales

13th December 2012

The rights to Dame Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton's movie Under Milk Wood have been gifted to Wales in a bid to boost funding for arts projects in the country.The legendary couple headed back to...

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Lindsay Lohan's Liz And Dick Gets Mixed Reviews

26th November 2012

Lindsay Lohan's portrayal of Elizabeth Taylor in 'Liz & Dick' has received mixed reviews.The former Disney star plays the late actress in the biopic capturing the relationship between her and husband Richard Burton, which aired...

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An Inspired Choice - Lindsay Lohan As Elizabeth Taylor Works For All The Wrong Reasons

By Hayley Avron | 25th November 2012

It looks as though the decision to cast Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor in Liz and Dick was both an inspired choice and a terrible one, all at once. The very idea that Lohan may...

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Grant Bowler: Working With Lohan Was Maddening

22nd November 2012

Grant Bowler found working with Lindsay Lohan an ''exercise in patience''.The Australian actor thinks filming 'Liz & Dick' - in which he plays Richard Burton to her Dame Elizabeth Taylor - should have run ''smoother''...

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The Things They Say: 3384797

21st November 2012

"She loved falling in love... She got a lot of diamonds, I'll tell you that much, and I have no problem with that!" Lindsay Lohan hopes she will one day find true love, like Elizabeth...

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