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Helena Bonham Carter and Dominic West to Play Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton for BBC

by Sophia Savage
February 12, 2013 2:27 PM
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Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham Carter and Dominic West are on board to play Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in a BBC biopic titled "Burton and Taylor." The film, written by William Ivory, will focus on the story of their appearance in 1983's Broadway revival of the Noel Coward play "Private Lives," following their second divorce. The stars' highly publicized and often tumultuous romance was mirrored by the story of "Private Lives"'s divorcees.

Martin Scorsese and Paramount also have the rights to Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger's book about the pair, "Furious Love." And don't forget, Lindsay Lohan starred in Lifetime's abomination "Liz and Dick."


  • Kenneth Stadelbauer | February 13, 2013 11:31 AMReply

    "And don't forgot"... really?

  • mike | February 12, 2013 9:08 PMReply

    Detective McNulty, thats awesome

  • Alex Michaels | February 12, 2013 6:37 PMReply

    How dare the beautiful and talented Helena Bonham Carter think she can compare to Lindsay?

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