Articles Tagged 'Elizabeth Taylor'

Benedict Cumberbatch at the Hay Festival

WATCH: Benedict Cumberbatch Reads a Letter from Kurt Vonnegut

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 took part in Letters Live, a series of dramatic readings of notable correspondence, to a packet tent […]

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

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 couples. And a good thing, too, that movie stars Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were from an earlier era. If still around and together again today, […]

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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.” However you want to interpret this line, the two couldn’t stay away from each other, tackling 12 films together, diving head first […]

HAMLET photo: Ellie Kurttz © Illuminations/Royal Shakespeare Company

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 youthful and offbeat movie adaptations. Let’s take a peek at the more traditional interpretations […]

Politics: Voting 1960

Snapshot: 25 Photos of 1960s London

The Sixties was such a creative time in London with Beatlemania raging, Ian Fleming‘s James Bond making it to the big screen in 1962 and the first episode of Doctor Who airing in 1963. Have you ever wondered what it was like living in London during the 1960s? This photo album walks you through the streets […]

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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. Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter star in the BBC AMERICA drama Burton and Taylor (arriving this fall), which covers a key period in their fractious relationship. A 1983 revival of Noel Coward’s Private Lives for […]

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PHOTOS: Elizabeth Taylor’s First Wedding Dress Sold at Auction

Actress Elizabeth Taylor was a woman who loved love and had multiple marriages, eight to be exact. Her first wedding dress, which she wore when marrying hotel heir Conrad “Nicky” Hilton Junior in 1950, has sold at the British auction house Christie’s for £121,875 (close to $187,000). The winning bid was phoned in by an unknown […]

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Helena Bonham Carter on Cover of Vogue UK’s July Issue

The July issue of Vogue UK, available on newsstands today (June 3), celebrates women who “transcend age” with their distinctive style with actress Helena Bonham Carter (The Lone Ranger; Les Misérables) blanketing the cover. Vogue UK chose Carter, 47, as their cover star based on her having “long defied the norms of show-business with her […]

Liz Taylor and Richard Burton

Helena Bonham Carter and Dominic West To Play Taylor And Burton

The last time anyone had the bright idea of recreating some of the more turbulent moments in the relationship between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, the results involved Lindsay Lohan, and were less than ecstatically received. So you’ll forgive a certain amount of trepidation to the news that another plucky broadcaster has decided to step […]

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