Nostalgia: Welsh Actor Richard Burton on Parkinson

Nostalgia: Welsh Actor Richard Burton on Parkinson
by Darius Kadivar

Richard Burton was twice married to Elizabeth Taylor. Their Love Story began on the set of the Epic film Cleopatra. The couple was known for their love and hate relationship and Hollywood Glamour of the mid 60's and mid 70's they symbolized. But Burton was truly admired for being one of the greatest Shakepearian actors his generation as a successor to Sir Laurence Olivier. He was also a greatly respected Shakesperean actor. Here is an interview with Michael Parkinson for the BBC in 1973.  

Part I 

Part II

And another earlier interview in 1967 on the BBC where he reads poetry with his great voice and speaks about his craft and work on Hamlet amongst other things:

Part I

Part II


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Glad you enjoyed it ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on

Your most welcome. If you wish to learn more about this great actor, I recommend you an easy read but entertaining one on Richard Burton:

Richard Burton: Prince of Players by Michael Munn


What a great selection

by Anonymous Admirer (not verified) on

Another well researched and well thought out selection of videos Mr Kadiver.

You are a man of great taste and sharp observations Darius and thanks a lot for bringing this unique master of acting, drama and literature, Richard Burton, back to our memory.

Thanks for an exquisite taste.