British actor, Richard Burton

Richard Burton

1925–1984 | British actor

Welsh leading actor whose dark, brooding good looks did not bring him immediate film success either in Britain or Hollywood

Mini Biography

Burton’s 1963 marriage to Elizabeth Taylor helped him climb to the crest of what these days passes for stardom, as did their subsequent divorces and reunions. High living and a kind of contempt for his work kept him from the heights of both serious achievement and popular acclaim.

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Waterfront (1950)
Ben Satterthwaite
Philip Ashley
The Robe (1953)
Marcellus Gallio
Capt ‘Tammy’ MacRoberts
Capt Leith
Jimmy Porter
Cleopatra (1963)
Mark Antony
Alec Leamas
Maj Smith
King Henry VIII
Villain (1971)
Vic Dakin
Lt Col Herbert Kappler
Col Allen Faulkner
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Personal Details

Jean Simmons, British actress, wears a lacy top and a pearl necklace as she poses for a 1950s publicity photo
Significant Romance

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