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William Ivory (written by) and
Noël Coward (extracts from the play "Private Lives")
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Release Date:
16 October 2013 (USA) See more »
Legendary acting duo and married couple 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 & 16 nominations See more »
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good performances in rather bland movie See more (10 total) »


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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 Jones ... 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)
Steve Munroe ... Passerby (uncredited)

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

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

Produced by
Julie Clark .... production executive
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 
Set Decoration by
Sophia Chowdhury 
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
Jo Amery .... visual effects artist
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)
Editorial Department
Sinéad Cronin .... on-line editor
Malcolm Crowe .... assistant editor
Lawrence Hook .... on-line assistant
Vincent Narduzzo .... colorist (as Vince Narduzzo)
Maria Chamberlain .... assistant colorist (uncredited)
Location Management
Lynsey Cosford .... location assistant
Harriet Lawrence .... location manager
Music Department
Paul Golding .... music scoring engineer
Alastair King .... conductor (uncredited)
Alastair King .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Michael Geary .... action vehicle supplier: Motorhouse
Harry Taylor .... driver: Helena Bonham Carter
Other crew
Isabel Chick .... production accountant
Julie Clark .... production consultant
Matt Curtis .... titles designer
Shakir Kadri .... set production assistant
Ani Kevork .... production secretary
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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83 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

Factual errors: Elizabeth Taylor's "beauty spot" was on the right side of her face, whereas on Helena Bonham Carter's it appears on the left side.See more »
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
good performances in rather bland movie, 31 July 2014
Author: SnoopyStyle

It's 1983. Elizabeth Taylor (Helena Bonham Carter) and her twice ex-husband Richard Burton (Dominic West) are going to star in the revival of Noel Coward play 'Private Lives'. The media speculation is rampant with Taylor's help. She's popping pills. He keeps giving her notes on stage acting. He starts drinking again. The play is panned by the critics but popular with the fans who are rabid for the reunion. He marries his girlfriend and the two actors conflict.

It has a couple of good performances in a rather bland telling of a minor part of these icons' turbulent love affair. It's the writing and probably the directing that let this down. It plays more like a Lifetime TV movie. It doesn't have the bite. There is a great opportunity to add other characters into their relationship. This is begging to include Burton's girlfriend. There is great drama here but the movie doesn't take full advantage.

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