He acted in the Old Vic Theatre season at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Claire Bloom, John Neville, Michael Hordern, Fay Compton, Robert Hardy, and Paul Daneman in the cast. Michael Benthall was director.
4 Biographical Movies |
15 Print Biographies |
1 Portrayal |
5 Interviews |
43 Articles |
18 Pictorials |
53 Magazine Cover Photos |
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Actors go through cycles - remarkable, weird cycles. There was one period from 1956 to 1961 or so when I couldn't do anything right. My voice went foul, my luck was bad, I chose badly. I thought I had lost what I had, and I nearly retired right then and there.
In November 1974, Burton was asked to write an article about Sir Winston Churchill
for "The New York Times". Since Burton had just played the wartime leader in The Gathering Storm
(1974), the newspaper expected a laudatory piece. Instead they were presented with a rant about Churchill the right-wing politician, whom Burton wrote, "to know him is to hate him".
Frequently played self-loathing characters, particularly in his later career.