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Richard Burton (I) (1925–1984)


Probably more frequently remembered for his turbulent personal life and multiple marriages, Richard Burton was nonetheless one of the great British actors of the post-WWII period. Burton was born Richard Walter Jenkins in Pontrhydyfen, Wales, to Edith Maude (Thomas) and Richard Walter Jenkins, a coal miner. He received a scholarship to Oxford ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 17 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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 1981 Circle of Two
Ashley St. Clair
 1975 Jackpot
Reid Lawerence
 1974 Klansman
Breck Stancill
 1974 The Voyage
Cesare Braggi
 1972 Bluebeard
Kurt Von Sepper
 1972 Hammersmith Is Out
Hammersmith
 1972 Under Milk Wood
First Man
 1971 Villain
Vic Dakin
 1971 Raid on Rommel
Foster
 1969 Staircase
Harry Leeds, Owner of Chez Harry
 1969 Laughter in the Dark
Sir Edward More (scenes deleted)
 1968 Candy
MacPhisto
 1968 Boom!
Chris Flanders
 1967 Wir sterben vor (Short)
Narrator
 1967 The Comedians
Brown
 1965 The Sandpiper
Dr. Edward Hewitt
 1965 What's New Pussycat
Man in Strip Club (uncredited)
 1965 The Days of Wilfred Owen (Short)
Narrator
 1964/I Hamlet
Hamlet
 1964 Zulu
Narration spoken by (voice)
 1960 The Bramble Bush
Dr. Guy Montford
 1960 Ice Palace
Zeb Kennedy
 1959 A Midsummer Night's Dream
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 1957 Bitter Victory
Captain Leith
 1957 Sea Wife
Biscuit
 1955 The Rains of Ranchipur
Dr. Major Rama Safti
 1951 Green Grow the Rushes
Robert 'Bob' Hammond
 1950 Her Panelled Door
Nick Chamerd
 1950 Waterfront Women
Ben Satterthwaite
 1949 Now Barabbas
Paddy
 1949 Women of Dolwyn
Gareth
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Other Works:

Stage: Co-starred with Elizabeth Taylor in an evening of poetry readings, 1964. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 15 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 6 Interviews | 44 Articles | 18 Pictorials | 53 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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Personal Quote:

I almost replaced Sean Connery as James Bond in Thunderball (1965). This was before Sean played Bond. My friend, the Irish producer Kevin McClory, wanted me. Kevin worked for Michael Todd on Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) and I was impressed with his Irish rebelliousness. We Welsh have that, too, but not quite like the Irish, who transfuse it into their blood on the same day they are born... See more »

Trivia:

Won the 1951 Theatre World Award for "The Lady's Not For Burning". See more »

Trademark:

Gravelly voice See more »

Nickname:

Dick See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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