He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Henry IV Part I," in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Michael Redgrave, Anthony Quayle, Harry Andrews, and Barbara Jefford in the cast. John Kidd and Anthony Quayle were directors.
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One big picture is worth ten small ones. The actor who is fortunate enough to get two or possibly three big subjects a year benefits from their long runs. He's never absent long from public view.
While playing Dr. Dysart in "Equus" on Broadway in 1976, Burton was so impressed by co-star Peter Firth
that he offered to play the Friar with Firth as Romeo. Firth did play Romeo on stage, but Burton was not cast.
Frequently played self-loathing characters, particularly in his later career.