12 February 2013 8:32 AM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Reasons the BBC’s upcoming TV movie about one of Hollywood’s most famous couples will be different from Lifetime’s infamous 2012 film based on the very same pair:

1. This one is called Burton and Taylor, not Liz & Dick. (Surnames are classier.)

2. It stars The Wire’s Dominic West and Academy Award nominee Helena Bonham Carter in the title roles — rather than New Zealand-born actor Grant Bowler and certified train wreck Lindsay Lohan.

According to an announcement made by the British network yesterday, the 90-minute telefilm will focus on Burton and Taylor’s experiences starring opposite one another in a »


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