Starred (as "Henry IV") in "King Henry IV Part II" by William Shakespeare
(Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon), 1951.
4 Biographical Movies |
15 Print Biographies |
1 Portrayal |
5 Interviews |
43 Articles |
18 Pictorials |
52 Magazine Cover Photos |
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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The unfortunate thing is that everyone wants me to play a prince or a king ... I'm always wearing a nightdress or a short skirt or something odd. I don't want to do them, I don't like them, I hate getting made up for them, I hate my hair being curled in the mornings, I hate tights, I hate boots, I hate everything. I'd like to be in a lounge suit, I'd like to be a sort of Welsh Rex Harrison
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.