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Richard Burton, CBE (10 November 1925 – 5 August 1984) was a Welsh actor. He was nominated seven times for an Academy Award, six of which were for Best Actor in a Leading Role (without ever winning), and was a recipient of BAFTA, Golden Globe and Tony Awards for Best Actor. Although never trained as an actor, Burton was, at one time, the highest-paid actor in Hollywood. He remains closely associated in the public consciousness with his second wife, actress Elizabeth Taylor; the couple's turbulent relationship was rarely out of the news.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Richard Burton, CBE (10 November 1925 – 5 August 1984) was a Welsh actor. He was nominated seven times for an Academy Award, six of which were for Best Actor in a Leading Role (without ever winning), and was a recipient of BAFTA, Golden Globe and Tony Awards for Best Actor. Although never trained as an actor, Burton was, at one time, the highest-paid actor in Hollywood. He remains closely associated in the public consciousness with his second wife, actress Elizabeth Taylor; the couple's turbulent relationship was rarely out of the news.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 90

Birthday 1925-11-10

Day of Death 1984-08-05

Place of Birth Pontrhydyfen, Wales, UK

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Dick Burton
  • Richard Walter Jenkins
  • Rich Burton

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2013 Talking Pictures(1 episode) as Himself
2006 Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of 'The War of the Worlds' as George Herbert, The Journalist (archive sound)
2001 Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood as Himself (archive footage)
2000 Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows as Himself - Actor (archive footage)
1994 Sphinx – Secrets of the History(1 episode) as Marc Antony (archive footage)
1992 Under Milk Wood as Narrator
1984 Ellis Island(3 episodes) as Sen. Phipps Ogden
1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four as O'Brien
1983 All-Star Party for Frank Sinatra
1983 Wagner(10 episodes) as Richard Wagner
1983 Alice in Wonderland as White Knight
1983 To the Ends of the Earth as Narrator
1981 Lovespell as King Mark of Cornwall
1981 Circle of Two as Ashley St. Clair
1979 Breakthrough as Sgt. Steiner
1978 The Wild Geese as Col. Allen Faulkner
1978 Absolution as Father Goddard
1978 The Medusa Touch as John Morlar
1977 Equus as Martin Dysart
1977 Exorcist II: The Heretic as Father Philip Lamont
1976 Volcano: An Inquiry into the Life and Death of Malcolm Lowry as Malcolm Lowry (voice)
1975 Jackpot as Reid Lawerence
1974 The Gathering Storm as Winston Churchill
1974 Brief Encounter as Alec Harvey
1974 The Klansman as Breck Stancill
1974 The Voyage as Cesare Braggi
1973 Massacre in Rome as SS-Obersturmbannführer Herbert Kappler
1973 The Battle of Sutjeska as Josip Broz Tito
1973 The American Film Institute Salute to ...(1 episode)
1973 Divorce His - Divorce Hers as Martin Reynolds
1972 Bluebeard as Baron von Sepper
1972 Hammersmith Is Out as Hammersmith
1972 The Assassination of Trotsky as Leon Trotsky
1972 Under Milk Wood as First Man
1971 Mooch Goes to Hollywood as narrator
1971 Villain as Vic Dakin
1971 Raid on Rommel as Capt. Alex Foster
1969 Anne of the Thousand Days as Rei Henrique VIII
1969 Staircase as Harry Leeds, Owner of Chez Harry
1968 Candy as MacPhisto
1968 Where Eagles Dare as Maj. Jonathan Smith, MC
1968 Here's Lucy(1 episode)
1968 Boom! as Chris Flanders
1967 The Comedians as Brown
1967 Doctor Faustus as Doctor Faustus
1967 The Comedians in Africa as Himself (uncredited)
1967 Acting in the 60's: Richard Burton as Interviewee
1967 The Taming of the Shrew as Petruchio
1966 Per Firenze as Himself - Narrator
1966 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? as George
1965 The Spy Who Came in from the Cold as Alec Leamas
1965 The Sandpiper as Edward Hewitt
1965 What's New Pussycat? as Man In Strip Club
1965 A Statue for 'The Sandpiper' as Himself
1965 The Big Sur as Himself / Narrator
1964 Hamlet from the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre as Hamlet
1964 The Night of the Iguana as Rev. Dr. T. Lawrence Shannon
1964 On the Trail of the Iguana as Himself
1964 Becket as Becket / Thomas Becket
1964 Zulu as Narration spoken
1963 Cleopatra as Marcus Antonius
1963 The V.I.P.s as Paul Andros
1963 Cleopatra(2 episodes)
1962 The Longest Day as Flight Officer David Campbell
1962 The Broadway of Lerner and Loewe as Himself
1961 A Tribute to Dylan Thomas
1960 A Subject of Scandal and Concern
1960 The Bramble Bush as Dr. Guy Montford
1960 The Tempest as Caliban
1960 The Fifth Column
1960 Ice Palace as Zeb Kennedy
1959 A Midsummer Night's Dream as Narrator
1959 Look Back in Anger as Jimmy Porter
1957 Sea Wife as Biscuit
1957 Bitter Victory as Capt. Leith
1956 Alexander the Great as Alexander
1955 The Rains of Ranchipur as Dr. Major Rama Safti
1955 Prince of Players as Edwin Booth
1954 Thursday's Children as Narrator
1953 The Robe as Marcellus Gallio
1953 The Desert Rats as Captain Tammy MacRoberts
1952 My Cousin Rachel as Philip Ashley
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(3 episodes)
1951 Green Grow the Rushes as Robert 'Bob' Hammond
1950 The Woman with No Name as Nick Chamerd
1950 Waterfront as Ben Satterthwaite
1949 Now Barabbas as Paddy
1949 The Last Days of Dolwyn as Gareth
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show(2 episodes)
1947 Tony Awards(2 episodes)

Production

1967 The Taming of the ShrewProducer

Directing

1967 Doctor FaustusDirector

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