Richard Burton


Gabriel Byrne says Richard Burton told him he’d done ‘the most appalling s*** for money’

Gabriel Byrne has claimed that Richard Burton once told him he was “ashamed” to be an actor.The Irish actor worked with Burton on the 1983 TV series Wagner, with the legendary stage and screen performer taking Byrne under his wing while filming in Venice.In a new interview withThe Telegraph, Byrne recalled sharing a drink with Burton after a day’s filming, when Burton told him that he was “rather ashamed to be an actor sometimes”.“I’ve done the most appalling s*** for money,” Burton apparently said. “Give it all you’ve got but never forget it’s just a bloody movie, that’s all it...

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in 20 Striking Vintage Photographs

They met in 1961—she was Cleopatra and he was Mark Antony. In reality, there was only one obstacle in the way of the two famous actors: they were both married at the time. They had to leave their prior lives behind to say their “I dos” to each other for the first time on March 15, 1964. Then, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Hollywood’s most flamboyant couple, divorced in 1974 before marrying again in 1975 for one year only. The two acting legends both had inspiring careers, as well a relationship that still fascinates today.
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Richard Burton, 82, of Rose City

Richard Lee Burton Sr., age 82, passed away on Sunday, February 27, 2022 at his home in Rose City, MI surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 12, 1939 in West Branch, MI to Willard and Beatrice (Matthews) Burton. Dick married Ruth Garnett in Waterford, MI on...

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton Are Stunning in These Rare Photos, Plus More From New Book

Products in this story are independently selected and featured editorially. If you make a purchase using these links we may earn commission. Robert Risko fell in love with Elizabeth Taylor for the first time when he was 10 years old and saw her in Cleopatra, he writes in the foreword of the new photo book, Forever Elizabeth. The book features set, fashion, portrait and behind-the-scenes photographs from eight renowned photographers — all of whom were captivated by the iconic actress.