He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Henry V," in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Barbara Jefford, and Hazel Penwarden in the cast. Anthony Quayle was director.
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[on Elizabeth Taylor
] The most astonishingly self-contained, pulchritudinous, remote, removed, inaccessible woman I had ever seen.
His mother died when he was two-years old. He was taken in and raised by his older sister, Cis, and her husband in the same Port Talbot, Wales, neighborhood where fellow Welshman Anthony Hopkins
later lived in as a child. "I shone in the reflection of her green-eyed, black-haired gypsy beauty," Burton said of his sister/surrogate mother.
Frequently played self-loathing characters, particularly in his later career.