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William Ivory (written by) and
Noel Coward (extracts from the play "Private Lives")
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Release Date:
16 October 2013 (USA) See more »
Legendary acting duo and husband and wife, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor prepare for a 1983 theatrical production of the play, "Private Lives". Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 15 nominations See more »
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Dominic West ... Richard Burton

Helena Bonham Carter ... Elizabeth Taylor

Greg Hicks ... Zev Bufman

Jeff Mash ... Journalist

Trevor White ... Journalist

Lenora Crichlow ... Chen Sam
Isabella Brazier-Jones ... Maria Burton

Lucille Sharp ... Liza Todd Burton

Stanley Townsend ... Milton Katselas

Sarah Hadland ... Kathryn Walker

William Hope ... John Cullum

Jessica Doherty ... ASM (as Jess Doherty)

Michael Jibson ... Mike

Martin Sherman ... Reporter (as Martin T Sherman)
Cassie Raine ... Sally Burton
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hannah Blamires ... Reporter (uncredited)

Chris Cowlin ... Reporter (uncredited)
Sophie Karl ... Journalist (uncredited)

Jd Roth-round ... Party goer (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Laxton 
Writing credits
William Ivory (written by)

Noel Coward  extracts from the play "Private Lives"
Alexander Walker  additional research material from the book "Elizabeth"

Produced by
Lachlan MacKinnon .... producer
Jessica Pope .... executive producer
Andrew Wood .... co-producer
Original Music by
John Lunn 
Cinematography by
David Katznelson (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Stuart Gazzard 
Casting by
Susie Figgis 
Production Design by
John Stevenson 
Art Direction by
Ben Collins 
Costume Design by
Susannah Buxton 
Makeup Department
Lucy Cain .... hair designer
Lucy Cain .... makeup designer
Tamsin Dorling .... makeup supervisor (as Tamsin Barbosa)
Nikki Hambi .... make-up and hair: dailies
Carol Hemming .... hair stylist: Ms. Bonham Carter
Jenny Shircore .... makeup artist: Ms. Bonham Carter
Dana Kalder .... daily makeup artist (uncredited)
Suzi Long .... daily hair stylist (uncredited)
Suzi Long .... daily makeup artist (uncredited)
Alex Rouse .... wig maker (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Dall .... first assistant director
Tim Riddington .... first assistant director
Natasha Vincent .... third assistant director
Tracey Warren .... second assistant director
Matt Bensley .... additional third assistant director (uncredited)
Natalie Maloy .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Ken Burnett .... dressing props
Sophia Chowdhury .... production buyer
Jo Hawthorne .... construction manager
Ben Johnson .... dressing props
Josh Jones .... standby carpenter
Gary Martin .... standby props
Adrian Platt .... property master
Quinn Robinson .... standby art director
Rebecca Salter .... art department assistant
Charis Theobald .... graphic designer
Laura Barden .... set decoration assistant (uncredited)
Sound Department
Antony Bayman .... sound effects editor
Simon Clark .... sound recordist
Sarah Howe .... boom operator
Keith Marriner .... adr editor
Keith Marriner .... dialogue editor
Howard Peryer .... second sound assistant
Adrian Rhodes .... dubbing mixer
Al Green .... mix technician (uncredited)
Sue Harding .... foley artist (uncredited)
Julien Pirrie .... foley editor (uncredited)
Julien Pirrie .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Harry Platford .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Mathias Schuster .... mix assistant (uncredited)
Caroline Singh .... sound assistant: dailies (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Ifor Ashton .... visual effects producer
Erik Ellefsen .... visual effects supervisor
Joseph Batten .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Ryan Tatum .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Ankit Vajpayee .... compositor (uncredited)
Nick Gillard .... stunt coordinator
Lee Sheward .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Guy Bennett .... grip
Mark Clayton .... gaffer
John Ellis Evans .... camera operator (as John Ellis-Evans)
David Groundwater .... camera operator: second unit
Benny Harper .... best boy
Tim Morris .... first assistant camera
Thomas Storey .... camera trainee (as Tom Storey)
Callum Watt .... grip trainee
Ben Wilson .... camera operator
Alex Bender .... second assistant: "b" camera (uncredited)
Ben Brown .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Leah Gallo .... unit still photographer (uncredited)
Des Willie .... still photographer (uncredited)
Casting Department
Lucy Rands .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathryn Blight .... standby costume
Nigel Egerton .... assistant costume designer
Vicky Salway .... costume supervisor
Rosalie Tyack .... costume trainee
Anita Kwasniewski .... costume assistant: dailie (uncredited ) (uncredited)
Sharon McCormack .... tailor (uncredited)
Jo Stobbs .... costume assistant: daily (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Sinéad Cronin .... on-line editor
Malcolm Crowe .... assistant editor
Vincent Narduzzo .... colorist (as Vince Narduzzo)
Maria Chamberlain .... assistant colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
Paul Golding .... music scoring engineer
Alastair King .... conductor (uncredited)
Alastair King .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Isabel Chick .... production accountant
Julie Clark .... production consultant
Lynsey Cosford .... location assistant
Matt Curtis .... titles designer
Shakir Kadri .... set production assistant
Ani Kevork .... production secretary
Harriet Lawrence .... location manager
Donna Mabey .... production coordinator
Catherine Moulton .... script editor
Helene Oosthuizen .... script supervisor
David Powell .... locations runner
Hayleigh Roberts .... production runner
Neil Swain .... voice coach
Natasha Vincent .... floor runner
Jp Caldeano .... crew support (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
83 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

Anachronisms: The movie is set in 1983 when "Private Lives" ran for 63 performance on Broadway. Yet an establishing shot early in the film shows New York's Times Square with billboards for "The Who's Tommy" and the revival of "Guys and Dolls." These shows were playing on Broadway from 1993 to 1995, ten to twelve years after the film's setting.See more »
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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Not the golden couple, 3 March 2014
Author: Prismark10 from United Kingdom

Burton and Taylor will forever be Hollywood's golden couple whose turbulent life made headline news but also inspired some dramatic films, none more so than 'Who's afraid of Virgina Woolf.'

The setting for this one off film is 1983, a year before Burton's death untimely death. Richard Burton (Dominic West) and Elizabeth Taylor (Helena Bonham Carter) after their second divorce are reuniting in London for a theatrical play of Noel Coward's Private Lives and enter another spiral of turbulence, bickering, despair and affection. The press announcement creates a storm of interest and speculation in the media as to if they will get back together for a third time.

Taylor still carries a torch for Burton whilst Burton, a man with a reputation as a great stage actor is frustrated by Taylor's histrionics and her unwillingness to rehearse the play properly.

Bonham Carter captures the essence and cattiness of Taylor remarkably well although West seems to struggle with his Burton. Maybe it was a misstep by concentrating in this period of their relationship when there is a more interesting story to be told about this pair as to how they fell in love in the early 1960s and their roller coaster relationship over the next 20 years.

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