He acted in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Anthony Quayle, Michael Redgrave, Harry Andrews, Hugh Griffith, Alan Badel, Heather Stannard, and Hazel Penwarden in the cast. Anthony Quayle was director.
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[on Marlon Brando
, November, 1966]: He is a genuinely good man, I suspect, and he is intelligent. He has depth. It's no accident that he is such a compelling actor. He puts on acts, of course, and pretends to be vaguer than he is. Very little misses him, as I've noticed.
Circa 1970, Burton's fellow Celt (and cinema superstar) Sean Connery
, who had received excellent reviews for his portrayal of the doomed king in a 1960 Canadian television version of "Macbeth", hoped to launch a big-screen version of the Scottish play. Sean Connery
's plans were foiled when Roman Polanski
's version went into production for Hugh M. Hefner
's Playboy Productions. Burton, who had won ...
Frequently played self-loathing characters, particularly in his later career.