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WATCH: In New Trailer for 'Burton and Taylor,' Helena Bonham Carter and Dominic West Have Their Claws Out

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood September 18, 2013 at 12:52PM

A new trailer for BBC America's "Burton and Taylor," starring Helena Bonham Carter and Dominic West as fiery celebrity couple Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, has landed.
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Helena Bonham Carter and Dominic West in "Burton and Taylor"
Helena Bonham Carter and Dominic West in "Burton and Taylor"

A new trailer for BBC America's "Burton and Taylor," starring Helena Bonham Carter and Dominic West as fiery celebrity couple Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, has landed. 

This particular go-round at the Liz and Dick romance focuses on the period of time when the on-again off-again lovers, following their second divorce, were working on their final stage performance together, Noel Coward's "Private Lives" on Broadway in 1983. (Lifetime's 2012 Lindsay Lohan-starring debacle, "Liz and Dick," attempted to cover through flashbacks their entire 20-plus year relationship.)

The film aired in the UK back in July, and has its stateside debut on BBC America October 16.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.