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Richard Burton autograph 1

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Richard Burton was a Welsh actor. He was born on 10 November 1925 in Neath Port Talbot, Wales and passed away on 5 August 1984 in Geneva, Switzerland, aged 58.

He began his career as a well-renowned Shakespearean actor during the 1950s, with his performance of Hamlet (1964) being very well received, hailing him as the next Lawrence Olivier. He made his television debut as Morgan Evans in the film, The Corn is Green (1946) and has had many roles in film, television and theatre throughout his career. His most prominent roles have been as Thomas Becket in Becket (1964), George in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), Major John Smith in Where Eagles Dare (1968) and as O’Brien in 1984 (1984). Some of his other acting work includes:-

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1959)

  • Cleopatra (1963)

  • The Taming of the Shrew (1967)

  • Equus (1977)

  • Wagner (1981-83)

Awards and Achievements:

  • Golden Globe for Most Promising Newcomer – My Cousin Rachel (1953)

  • Golden Laurel for Best Dramatic Performance (1965 / 1966 / 1967)

  • BAFTA Award for Best British Actor (1967)

  • Golden Globe for Best Actor – Equus (1978)

  • Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his services to film (2013)


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