Knowledge Identifier: +Richard_Burton
John Gielgud - But Gielgud was best known for directing productions in which he starred, including his greatest commercial success Richard of Bordeaux, his definitive production of The Importance of Being Earnest, Medea with Judith Anderson's Tony Award-winning performance of the title role with Gielgud supporting her as Jason, The Lady's Not for Burning that won Richard Burton his first notoriety as an actor, and Ivanov.
In the 1940s and early 1950s Burton worked on stage and in cinema in the United Kingdom
In 1943, at the age of eighteen, Richard Burton , was allowed into Exeter College, Oxford, for a special term of six months study, made possible because he was an air force cadet obligated to later military service
Warren Mitchell - There he met his contemporary Richard Burton, and together they joined the RAF in 1944
In 1947, after his discharge from the RAF, Burton went to London to seek his fortune
In terms of critical success, Burton's Hollywood roles throughout the 1950s did not live up to the early promise of his debut
In the 1951 season at Stratford, he gave a critically acclaimed performance and achieved stardom as Prince Hal in Shakespeare's "Henry IV, Part 1" opposite Anthony Quayle's Falstaff
Anthony Hopkins - Hopkins was influenced and encouraged to become an actor by Welsh compatriot Richard_Burton, whom he met briefly at the age of 15.
Hugh Griffith - In 1952 he starred in the Broadway adaption of "Legend of Lovers", alongside fellow Welsh actor Richard Burton
In 1954, Burton took his most famous radio role, as the narrator in the original production of Dylan Thomas's "Under Milk Wood", a role he would reprise in the film version twenty years later
In 1957 Burton became a tax exile by moving to Switzerland, where he lived until his death
Mary Ure - In the 1959 film version, Ure reprised her role with Richard Burton as Jimmy Porter
Burton rarely appeared on television, although he gave a memorable performance as Caliban in a televised production of "The Tempest" for The Hallmark Hall of Fame in 1960
Angie Dickinson - Dickinson nonetheless became one of the more prominent leading ladies of the next decade, beginning with "The Bramble Bush" with Richard Burton and "Ocean's 11" with friends Sinatra and Martin, two films released in 1960
They had two daughters, and divorced in 1963 after Burton's widely reported affair with Elizabeth Taylor
Margaret Rutherford - In 1963 Rutherford was *awarded an Academy *award and Golden Globe as Best Supporting Actress for her performance as the absent-minded, impoverished, pill-popping Duchess of Brighton, the only light relief, in Terence Rattigan's "The V.I.P.s", a film featuring a star-studded cast led by Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton
He put his stage career on the back burner to concentrate on film, although he received a third Tony award nomination when he reprised his Hamlet under John Gielgud's direction in 1964 in a production that holds the record for the longest run of the play in Broadway history
John Gielgud - In his later years, Gielgud played the Ghost of Hamlet's Father in productions of the play, first to Richard Burton's Melancholy Dane on the Broadway stage which Gielgud directed in 1964, on television with Richard Chamberlain, and finally in a radio production starring Gielgud's protege Kenneth Branagh.
In 1968 Burton's elder brother, Ifor, slipped and fell, breaking his neck, after a lengthy drinking session with Burton at the actor's second home in Céligny, Switzerland
Irene Papas - She appeared as Catherine of Aragon in the film "Anne of the Thousand Days", opposite Richard Burton and Geneviève Bujold in 1969
Burton showed a subtle flair for comedy in a 1970 guest appearance with Elizabeth Taylor on the sitcom "Here's Lucy", where he recited, in a plumber's uniform, a haunting excerpt of a speech from Shakespeare's "Richard II"
Elizabeth Taylor - With then-husband Richard Burton, she co-starred in the 1972 films "Under Milk Wood" and "Hammersmith Is Out", and the 1973 made-for-TV movie "Divorce His, Divorce Hers"
How much of this was due to his intake of alcohol is impossible to ascertain, according to Bragg, because of Burton's reluctance to be treated for alcohol addiction; however, in 1974, Burton spent six weeks in a clinic to recuperate from a period during which he had been drinking three bottles of vodka a day
Claudine Longet - In 1975, she appeared as "The Flower" with Richard Burton, Jonathan_Winters, and others, on the children's album "The Little Prince", based on the Antoine de Saint Exupéry novel
Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds - He found success in 1978, when he narrated "Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds"
Moise Tshombe - These rumors were the basis for Daniel Carney's book that later became the 1978 film "The Wild Geese", which starred Richard Burton
Gemma Craven - Her most substantial film role was as Minna Wagner opposite Richard Burton's Richard Wagner, in the 1983 film "Wagner"
Zev Buffman - Later, he brought Elizabeth and Richard Burton together to the Broadway stage in the 1983 revival of "Private Lives"
Kate Burton (actress) - Kate Burton appeared in 1984 with her father Richard Burton in the television mini-series "Ellis Island"
The 1988 biography of Burton by Melvyn Bragg provides a detailed description of the many health issues that plagued Burton throughout his life
Pierrot le Fou - David Wills, Cambridge University Press, 2000 Godard considered Richard Burton to play the role of Ferdinand but gave up the idea
In 2011, however, Liam Neeson was cast in the part for a "next generation" rerecording, and subsequently replaced Burton as the hologram character in the stage show
Tanya Franks - Franks plays Richard Burton's wife, Sybil, in the 2012 made-for-television film "Liz & Dick"