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The BBC to make their own Liz Taylor movie starring Helena Bonham Carter

Feb. 12, 2013by: Alex Maidy
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Take that, Lindsay Lohan! After Lifetime's terrible biopic, LIZ AND DICK, it didn't seem likely we would get a properly made movie about the Hollywood legend of Elizabeth Taylor. But, leave it to the BBC to put together a project with some competent actors to play Liz and Richard Burton.

Deadline reports that the BBC film will be titled BURTON & TAYLOR (creative) and will star Helena Bonham Carter as Liz and Dominic West as Richard Burton. Both choices are much better selections that Lohan and what's his face who played Dick. The movie will focus on the 1983 stage performance of Noel Coward’s Private Lives, a play which Burton and Taylor starred in together for a dismal 63-performance run on Broadway.

Carter has made a career out of playing bizarre characters, but she does have experience with drama, including a subdued turn as Queen Elizabeth in THE KING'S SPEECH. Dominic West has been excellent on the BBC series THE HOUR and will forever be associated with THE WIRE. Both are excellent actors and this project should be an interesting one to watch. No US airdate was announced, but expect it to air on BBC America when it does.

Source: Deadline

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12:53PM on 02/13/2013

hey look a real actress to play a real actress

at least they got it right this time
at least they got it right this time
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8:46AM on 02/13/2013
Doesn't seem like the sort of role HBC would take unless she thought she could do it justice. Easy to make a fool of oneself portraying a famous figure if you don't get it right. Liz Taylor and Richard Burton had pretty interesting/bizarre lifestyles, so this could be a pretty cool film.
Doesn't seem like the sort of role HBC would take unless she thought she could do it justice. Easy to make a fool of oneself portraying a famous figure if you don't get it right. Liz Taylor and Richard Burton had pretty interesting/bizarre lifestyles, so this could be a pretty cool film.
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12:11AM on 02/13/2013

I've always had a soft spot for Helena Bonham Carter

ever since I saw A Room With a View. A great actress who deserves all the success she's had. And I wouldn't be surprised if she knocks it out of the park.

BTW, from what I heard, Grant Bowler was much better than the material as Richard Burton in LIZ & DICK.
ever since I saw A Room With a View. A great actress who deserves all the success she's had. And I wouldn't be surprised if she knocks it out of the park.

BTW, from what I heard, Grant Bowler was much better than the material as Richard Burton in LIZ & DICK.
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7:16PM on 02/12/2013
I dont see Helena playing Liz Taylor but I would pick her over Lindsay Lohan.
I dont see Helena playing Liz Taylor but I would pick her over Lindsay Lohan.
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7:11PM on 02/12/2013
I love her as an actress, but has she always been that hot?
I love her as an actress, but has she always been that hot?
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