He acted in the Oxford University Dramatic Society's production of Christopher Marlowe
's play, "Dr. Faustus", at the Oxford University Theatre in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England with Dame Elizabeth Taylor
, Andreas Teuber
, Richard Durden
-Smith, Maria Aitken
(played "Good Angel"), David Wood
, Hugh Williams
, Andrew Hilton
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Following the release of The Robe
(1953), his first Hollywood production, the critics would accuse Burton of being a wooden film actor, a charge that would stay with him throughout his career. It was not until The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
(1965) that critics would be unanimous in their praise of his performance, yet after an excellent five years his mastery of film technique had seemingly ...
Frequently played self-loathing characters, particularly in his later career.