He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Coriolanus," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Claire Bloom, Fay Compton, and Paul Daneman in the cast. Michael Benthall was director.
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5' 9¾" (1.77 m)
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[in 1962] And I'm too old. I'm now thirty-six. And I look about 5'2". I'm 5'10" but I look smaller. It's because I'm so wide or my head's too big or something.
His mother died when he was two-years old. He was taken in and raised by his older sister, Cis, and her husband in the same Port Talbot, Wales, neighborhood where fellow Welshman Anthony Hopkins
later lived in as a child. "I shone in the reflection of her green-eyed, black-haired gypsy beauty," Burton said of his sister/surrogate mother.
Frequently played self-loathing characters, particularly in his later career.