Appeared in the 1980 revival of Alan Jay Lerner
and Frederick Loewe
's "Camelot," which opened at the New York State Theatre on July 8, 1980 and closed on August 23, 1980 after 56 total performances. The production then went on the road, where Burton was replaced by Richard Harris
, who played King Arthur in the movie version (
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I've played the lot: a homosexual, a sadistic gangster, kings, princes, a saint, the lot. All that's left is a Carry On film. My last ambition.
Was famous for his high intelligence and for being incredibly well-read. Burton was widely admired for his command and understanding of English poetry, which he taught for a term at Oxford University in the early 1970s.
Frequently played self-loathing characters, particularly in his later career.