Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter are starring in one-off movie Burton And Taylor as legendary, volatile ex-lovers Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. The BBC Drama Productions project will be co-produced by BBC America for its Dramaville block. The story charts the pair’s ill-fated appearance in a 1983 revival of the Noel Coward play, Private Lives, which ran for 63 performances on Broadway. In the UK, it will air on BBC Four, though no date is yet set. BBC Worldwide is distributing internationally. Jessica Pope exec produces and Lachlan McKinnon is producer with Richard Laxton directing from a screenplay by Made In Dagenham‘s William Ivory.
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