Image of Richard Burton

Richard Burton

1925-11-10 Pontrhydyfen, Wales, UK

Image of Richard Burton


Richard Burton, CBE (10 November 1925 – 5 August 1984) was a Welsh actor. He was nominated seven times for an Academy Award, six of which were for Best Actor in a Leading Role (without ever winning), and was a recipient of BAFTA, Golden Globe and Tony Awards for Best Actor. Although never trained as an actor, Burton was, at one time, the highest-paid actor in Hollywood. He remains closely associated in the public consciousness with his second wife, actress Elizabeth Taylor; the couple's turbulent relationship was rarely out of the news.


Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds: Live on Stage! George Herbert, The Journalist (archive sound) 2006-11-06
Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There Self (archive material) 2003-01-01
Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood Himself (archive footage) 2001-01-01
Under Milk Wood Narrator (Voice) 1992-04-19
John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick Himself (archive footage) 1989-01-01
Richard Burton: In from the Cold Self (Archive Footage) 1988-09-20
Nineteen Eighty-Four O'Brien 1984-10-10
I, Leonardo: A Journey of the Mind Narrator 1983-04-26
To the Ends of the Earth Narrator 1983-01-01
All-Star Party for Frank Sinatra 1983-12-11
Alice in Wonderland White Knight 1983-10-03
Lovespell King Mark of Cornwall 1981-12-31
Circle of Two Ashley St. Clair 1981-05-07
Steiner - Das Eiserne Kreuz Teil II Sergeant Steiner 1979-03-01
The Wild Geese Col. Allen Faulkner 1978-07-05
The Medusa Touch John Morlar 1978-04-13
Stars' War - The Flight of the Wild Geese Himself 1978-01-01
Absolution Father Goddard 1978-06-05
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda Himself 1978-03-15
Exorcist II: The Heretic Father Philip Lamont 1977-06-17
Equus Martin Dysart 1977-10-16
Volcano: An Inquiry into the Life and Death of Malcolm Lowry Malcolm Lowry (voice) 1976-01-01
Brief Encounter Alec Harvey 1974-11-12
Il viaggio Cesare Braggi 1974-03-11
The Gathering Storm Winston Churchill 1974-11-29
The Klansman Breck Stancill 1974-10-25
Sutjeska Josip Broz Tito 1973-07-03
Rappresaglia SS-Obersturmbannführer Herbert Kappler 1973-10-24
Bluebeard Baron von Sepper 1972-09-01
Under Milk Wood First Man 1972-01-27
The Assassination of Trotsky Leon Trotsky 1972-04-20
Hammersmith Is Out Hammersmith 1972-05-12
Raid on Rommel Capt. Alex Foster 1971-02-12
Mooch Goes to Hollywood Narrator (voice) (uncredited) 1971-12-31
Villain Vic Dakin 1971-05-26
Staircase Harry Leeds 1969-08-20
The Violent Universe Narrator - Verse Spoken 1969-04-11
Anne of the Thousand Days King Henry VIII 1969-12-18
Laughter in the Dark Sir Edward More (scenes deleted) 1969-05-11
On Location: Where Eagles Dare 1968-11-01
Candy MacPhisto 1968-12-17
Boom! Chris Flanders 1968-05-26
Where Eagles Dare Maj. Jonathan Smith, MC 1968-12-04
Acting in the 60's: Richard Burton Interviewee 1967-04-01
The Comedians in Africa Self (uncredited) 1967-08-31
The Comedians Brown 1967-10-31
The Taming of the Shrew Petruchio 1967-03-08
Doctor Faustus Doctor Faustus 1967-10-10
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? George 1966-06-22
Per Firenze Himself - Narrator 1966-11-23
A Statue for 'The Sandpiper' Himself 1965-04-30
The Big Sur Self / Narrator 1965-05-01
What's New Pussycat? Man In Strip Club 1965-06-22
The Sandpiper Edward Hewitt 1965-06-23
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold Alec Leamas 1965-12-16
Zulu Narration spoken 1964-01-22
Hamlet from the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre Hamlet 1964-09-23
Becket Becket / Thomas Becket 1964-03-11
The Night of the Iguana Rev. Dr. T. Lawrence Shannon 1964-08-06
On the Trail of the Iguana Himself 1964-04-30
The V.I.P.s Paul Andros 1963-09-01
Cleopatra Marcus Antonius 1963-06-12
The Longest Day Flying Officer David Campbell 1962-09-25
The Broadway of Lerner and Loewe Himself 1962-02-11
A Tribute to Dylan Thomas 1961-01-01
The Fifth Column 1960-01-29
Ice Palace Zeb Kennedy 1960-01-02
The Tempest Caliban 1960-02-13
The Bramble Bush Dr. Guy Montford 1960-02-24
A Subject of Scandal and Concern 1960-11-06
Borrowed Pasture Narrator 1960-01-01
Look Back in Anger Jimmy Porter 1959-09-15
March to Aldermaston Narrator (voice) 1959-02-01
Wuthering Heights Heathcliff 1958-05-09
Sea Wife Biscuit 1957-10-16
Bitter Victory Capt. Leith 1957-08-28
Alexander the Great Alexander 1956-03-28
The Rains of Ranchipur Dr. Major Rama Safti 1955-12-14
Prince of Players Edwin Booth 1955-01-11
Thursday's Children Narrator (voice) 1954-05-01
The Desert Rats Captain Tammy MacRoberts 1953-05-20
The Robe Marcellus Gallio 1953-09-16
My Cousin Rachel Philip Ashley 1952-12-25
Green Grow the Rushes Robert 'Bob' Hammond 1951-11-06
Waterfront Women Ben Satterthwaite 1950-07-26
The Woman with No Name Nick Chamerd 1950-10-31
The Last Days of Dolwyn Gareth 1949-04-13
Now Barabbas Paddy 1949-05-24