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After the campy and somewhat sad spectacle that was Lindsay Lohan's Lifetime movie "Liz and Dick" last fall, BBC America will be offering up its own take on the story of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. The network announced today that it will co-produce "Burton and Taylor," a 90-minute TV movie about the volatile relationship between the two Hollywood greats, with BBC Four. Dominic West (who recently starred in BBC America's period drama "The Hour") and Helena Bonham Carter will play Burton and Taylor in a film centered around the pair's ill-fated appearance in a 1983 stage revival of Noel Coward's "Private Lives." "Burton and Taylor" is written by William Ivory ("Made in Dagenham") and directed by Richard Laxton ("An Englishman in New York" and the upcoming "Effie"). Lachlan McKinnon ("Silent Witness") is the producer -- "Burton and Taylor" is distributed internationally by BBC Worldwide and, while no »

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