Burton and Taylor (2013)

TV drama based on Richard Burton's diaries, about his last performance in 1983 with ex-wife Elizabeth Taylor. They meet after several years and he agrees to her suggestion that they star in a stage revival on Broadway of Noel Coward's comedy 'Private Lives', although Elizabeth Taylor has never before performed on stage. Burton soon regrets his agreement, however, when her pill-popping and lack of discipline causes problems already during the rehearsals. The play opens to a critical trashing, but is popular with audiences because they just want to see Taylor. After a two month troubled run, the curtain comes down and Taylor tells Burton she has always loved him and still does. A year later he is dead.

Directing:
  • Richard Laxton

Writing:
  • William Ivory

Stars:
Release Date: 2013-07-22
themoviedb icon 6.4/10
  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 83
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham...
Elizabeth Taylor
Sarah Hadland
Sarah Hadland
Kathryn Walker
Stanley Townsend
Stanley Towns...
Milton Katselas
Dominic West
Dominic West
Richard Burton
Lenora Crichlow
Lenora Crichl...
Chen Sam
Lucille Sharp
Lucille Sharp
Liza Todd Burton
William Hope
William Hope
John Cullum
Trevor White
Trevor White
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