West, Carter Play “Burton & Taylor”

Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter are set to play legendary, volatile ex-lovers Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in the standalone 90-minute telemovie “Burton & Taylor” for BBC4.

The story here will focus primarily on the pair’s ill-fated appearance in a 1983 revival of the Noel Coward play “Private Lives”.

The play ran for 63 performances on Broadway and was critically reviled for being “transparent attempt to capitalise on the couple’s celebrity.”

Richard Laxton (“Effie”) directs from a script by William Ivory (“Made In Dagenham”).

Source: Deadline