He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Tempest," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Michael Hordern, Claire Bloom, John Neville, and Robert Hardy in the cast. Robert Helpmann was director.
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Once you have a drink problem, you always have one. Once an alcoholic, always an alcoholic. But, er, I'm not quite sure whether I am one or not. I think I'm within striking distance of being one. (1977)
He died on Sunday, August 5, 1984, less than a week before he was due to begin shooting Wild Geese II
(1985), a sequel to his successful mercenary thriller The Wild Geese
(1978), made in 1978. He was the only actor returning for the film and, as Colonel Allen Faulkner, would have led a team of crack mercenaries to spring aged Nazi Rudolf Hess
from Spandau Prison in Berlin. Burton's death caused ...
Frequently played self-loathing characters, particularly in his later career.