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Richard Burton (Richard Walter Jenkins)

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Biography

Pontrhydyfen, Wales, UK
Probably more frequently remembered for his turbulent personal life and multiple marriages, Richard Burton was nonetheless one of the great British actors of the post-WWII period.

Burton was born Richard Walter Jenkins in Pontrhydyfen, Wales, to Edith Maude (Thomas) and Richard Walter Jenkins, a coal miner. His mother died while he was a toddler and his father abandoned the family, leaving him to be raised by his sister Cecilia and her husband Elfred. He received a scholarship to Oxford University to study acting and made his first stage appearance in the early 1940s. Read more...

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Character: Capt. 'Tammy' MacRoberts

The Desert Rats 1953

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Character: Zeb Kennedy

Ice Palace 1960

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Character: Flying Officer David Campbell

The Longest Day 1962

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Zulu 1964

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Character: Rev. Dr. T. Lawrence Shannon

The Night of the Iguana 1964

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Character: Dr. Edward Hewitt

The Sandpiper 1965

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Character: Himself

Mondo Hollywood 1967

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Character: MacPhisto

Candy 1968

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Character: Chris Flanders

Boom 1968

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Character: Harry Leeds, Owner of Chez Harry

Staircase 1969

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Character: Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role

The 42nd Annual Academy Awards 1970

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Character: Breck Stancill

Klansman 1974

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Character: Martin Dysart

Equus 1977

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Character: Ashley St. Clair

Circle of Two 1981

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Character: Himself - Co-Host

The 37th Annual Tony Awards 1983

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Character: George Herbert, The Journalist

Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of 'The War of the Worlds' 2006

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Character: Himself

Camera Three 1955

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The Dick Cavett Show 1975

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Parkinson 1971

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Character: Sen. Phipps Ogden

Ellis Island 1984

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Character: Marcellus Gallio

The Robe 1953

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Character: Becket / Thomas Becket

Becket 1964

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Character: Paul Andros

The V.I.P.s 1963

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Character: Captain Leith

Bitter Victory 1957

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Character: Himself / Narrator

I, Leonardo: A Journey of the Mind 1983

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Character: Himself on TV

California Suite 1978

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Character: Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role

The 50th Annual Academy Awards 1978

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Character: Lt. Col. Herbert Kappler

Massacre in Rome 1973

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Character: Cesare Braggi

The Voyage 1974

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Character: Himself

Valentina Cortese 0

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Partizanski film II 0

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