Richard Burton

In Celebration of Dylan Thomas

This week, the world celebrates the centenary of the birth of Dylan Thomas, a poet whose work spoke of universal things and local things, of noble emotions and minor pettiness, of harsh truths and longing sensuality. His is a ...

13 Definitive Portrayals of British Monarchs in Film and TV

Life is never boring if you’re the head of a country. There are international treaties to oversee, bitter arguments to overcome, threats from rivals and countries to conquer, and sometimes your personal life can’t help but ...

WATCH: Cumberbatch Reads Kurt Vonnegut Letter

It has been a busy Hay literary festival for Benedict Cumberbatch. On Friday (May 30), he appeared onstage with Hugh Bonneville reading the winning entries in a BBC Radio 2 children’s story competition, and over the weekend he ...

Taylor and Burton: Oh, the Movies They Made – A Top Five List

Liz and Dick. That’s what they were known as back in the day, long before conflated monikers, such as Brangelina (Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie) or Julena (Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez), became de rigueur for celebrity ...

Snapshot: 24 Photos of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor’s Romance

Richard Burton (Dominic West) says to ex-wife Dame Elizabeth Taylor (Helena Bonham Carter) in the film Burton and Taylor, “We’re addicts Elizabeth, you and I.” She coyly responds, “Love is not a drug.

Brit Binge Watching: Five Shakespeare Adaptations You Can View Online

Do you enjoy Shakespeare but don’t really have the time to sit down and deconstruct one of his plays? Well, you’re in luck, since the beginning of motion pictures, his work has been adapted into film and TV productions like these ...

WATCH: West & Bonham-Carter in ‘Burton And Taylor’ Trailer

After the less-than-rapturously received Lindsay Lohan version of Elizabeth Taylor in Liz & Dick, here’s something a bit more like it.

Emma Watson And The Nine Scary Waxworks Of Doom

This week, a new waxwork of Emma Watson was revealed at the world famous Madame Tussaud’s in London. She looks, as a lot of waxworks do, not entirely unlike herself, but also not unlike someone else wearing an Emma Watson ...

BBC AMERICA to Co-Produce ‘Burton and Taylor’ Starring Dominic West, Helena Bonham Carter

Remember the news that Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter would play Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in a soon-to-be-filmed drama? The 90-minute film has been announced as a BBC AMERICA co-production and will air in the ...

Richard Burton Finally Makes It In Hollywood

I don’t wish to appear cynical about kind-hearted gestures, or long-standing historical wrongs that have finally been put right, but the news that Richard Burton is to be awarded a star on the prestigious Hollywood Walk of Fame on ...