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It is another very good double act. If anything holds them back it's the work itself. I know it's about a time after Taylor and Burton's two marriages, she's 50, he's 57 and will be dead the following year Private Lives was the their final encounter ; but I could have done with less petty luvviness, and more proper fighting, more boozing, more jokes, more passion.
It's well-written certainly, butmaybe a touch under-written: What do I know though?
As Burton says here: So close to art and yet they contribute absolutely nothing whatsoever towards it. It's like being a eunuch at an orgy. But if it really is an orgy, then unzip, and get out that massive voice of yours, wave it about in the air a bit. Oh yeah, on the voice: I always imagined Burton to sound a bit more Welsh in real life, but my extensive YouTube research reveals that West has got it spot on — merely a hint of the valleys in otherwise almost Prince Charles plumminess.
Though much, much sexier than Charles, obvs.
The real sadness here is that's it for these brilliant BBC4 biopics. Budget cutsno more money for original drama on BBC4, blah blah blah, that's it, curtains. To be honest that's about the hardest question there is. A different target audience to University Challenge then. Having said that, I don't understand the format at all.
Elizabeth Taylor's theatre role was a bid to lure Richard Burton into third marriage
To look the part, she deliberately piled on the pounds, using make-up to look as haggard and exhausted as possible. It got her a second Academy Award, a BAFTA and various other top awards — and if anyone out there thought they were just a pair of untalented celebs, she more than put them right.
There is no doubt where she got the extra acting knowledge — the man she was married to was a serious thesp, and Burton was starting to get Taylor into much heavier, intellectual roles. Burton even turned it into a film, one the critics hated. As the only actress who had no experience of doing Shakespeare, Liz must have been nervous though being married to a Shakespeare heavyweight such as Burton helpedbut it worked.
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A slightly surprising box office success, she then surprised all of us by doing a movie without Burton. A heart attack killed Montgomery Clift before filming even started, and he was replaced by Marlon Brando. With the Seventies looming, as often happens in showbiz, there was a new breed of younger, slimmer, even more outrageous kids coming up.
And, in those days even more than now, the chances of a middle-aged actress getting a juicy, high-profile lead role were slight, with the blokes — even the older ones — getting the best jobs.
Under Milk Wood, the classic Dylan Thomas radio drama, was adapted for her and Burton — though she had a small role, they gave her star billing to get attention, and it did well, too.
They would divorce the year after. And then, bizarrely, marry each other again.Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton's fights
She would, however, make an astonishing comment, a statement that would surely have made her subsequent husbands swallow hard? All the men after Richard were really just company.
Not that she had made her last film, but she would dedicate her time and energy to pursuits outside cinema in years to come. An Agatha Christie adaptation, it did very well, and Liz also tried her hand at serious stage work, selling out a six-month Broadway run with The Little Foxes.