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Legendary Playwright Edward Albee Dead At 88

The three-time Pulitzer Prize winner passed away at his home in Montauk, New York on Friday (16Sep16) after a brief illness, according to his assistant Jackob Holder. Albee wrote his first play,...

Kevin Costner: 'Magic Moment With Richard Burton Cemented My Acting Dreams'

The Dances With Wolves star was jetting off on his honeymoon after marrying his first wife, Cindy, in 1978 when he realised he was on the same flight as one of his heroes....

Actor Richard Davies Dies

The veteran star passed away on 8 October (15), but no more details about his death were available as WENN went to press. During his career, he appeared opposite Sir Michael Caine...

Damian Lewis And Lily Rabe Tackle Richard Burton And Elizabeth Taylor In New Play

The Homeland star and American Horror Story actress took the stage at The New Yorker Festival on Sunday (04Oct15) for the first-ever reading of author Lawrence Wright's play, Cleo, which chronicles the making...

Jennifer Garner 'Furious' With Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Garner is ''furious'' with Jennifer Lopez.The '13 Going On 30' star - who announced her divorce from Ben Affleck last week - is reportedly fuming with the 'On The Floor' hitmaker, who previously dated...

Ben Affleck + Jennifer Garner - 'Two Different People'

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are ''two different people''.The problems between the Hollywood couple - who announced their divorce after ten years of marriage on Tuesday (30.06.15) - reportedly got ''bigger'' as the years went...

Peter O'toole Had Relationship With Elizabeth Taylor, New Book Claims

Peter O'Toole allegedly upset his friend Richard Burton with taunts that the 'Where Eagles Dare' actor's wife Elizabeth Taylor had told him he was a better lover than her husband.In new biography 'Peter O'Toole: Hellraiser,...

Louis Jordan Dies Aged 93

Louis Jordan has died aged 93. The Hollywood actor - best known for his Golden Globe-nominated portrayal of Gaston Lachaille in 1958 movie 'Gigi' and his role as James Bond villain Kamal Khan in 1983's...

Richard Burton Turned Sophia Loren's Home Into Rehab

Movie legend Richard Burton turned Sophia Loren's home in Italy into his own personal rehab facility as he prepared for their movie The Voyage in the early 1970s.The new mother had never met Burton when...

Elizabeth Taylor Love Letter Up For Auction

A love letter written by Dame Elizabeth Taylor to her on/off husband Richard Burton is up for sale.The screen legend penned the touching note to mark their 10th wedding anniversary in 1974, just weeks before...

Rhys Ifans To Star In Under Milk Wood Film Remake

Actor Rhys Ifans is set to follow in fellow Welshman Richard Burton's footsteps by starring in a new film adaptation of iconic poet Dylan Thomas' famous play Under Milk Wood.Director/producer Kevin Allen has obtained the...

Richard Burton Vowed To Curb Drinking On Under Milk Wood

Late movie legend Richard Burton vowed to stay sober while making classic movie Under Milk Wood by limiting his drinking to only one bottle of vodka a day.The Welsh actor, who was a hardened drinker,...

Peter O'toole Funeral To Be Attended By Ex-wife Sian Phillips

Peter O'Toole's death on the 14th December has brought a renewed interest in the actor and his lengthy and illustrious career as well as people emerging from the fray to attest to the star's character...

Peter O'toole Dies

Peter O'Toole has died. The legendary 'Lawrence of Arabia' star passed away aged 81 at a London Hospital yesterday (14.12.13) following a long illness. The Irish-born actor got his big break when Sir David Lean...

Richard Burton's Daughter Snubs Latest Biopic

Richard Burton's daughter refused to watch Dominic West's recent portrayal of her famously fiery father, insisting she would rather the drama had not been made.The Wire star plays the Welsh acting great alongside Helena Bonham...

'Burton And Taylor' Re-imagined By Carter & West, But Was There Any Chemistry?

It was the real-life and onscreen romance that fascinated millions and now the unique romance of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton has yet again been brought back to life in the BBC4 biopic, Burton and...

Dominic West Blown Away By Taylor And Richard Burton's Wild Lives

Actor Dominic West was left in awe of Richard Burton and Dame Elizabeth Taylor after gaining insight into their wild lives from a magazine prop on the set of a new drama.The Wire star plays...

Bonham-carter And West As 'Burton And Taylor' - Bbc4'S Last Drama Hurrah [Pictures]

The BBC Four biopic Burton And Taylor will - as Drama Commissioning Controller Ben Stephenson puts it – see them "go out with a bang,” of original drama, anyway. The TV movie details the relationship...

Helena Bonham Carter Angered Tim Burton With Elizabeth Taylor Voice

Director Tim Burton was so sick of his partner Helena Bonham Carter staying in character as Dame Elizabeth Taylor at home, he adopted the voice of Richard Burton as revenge.The Harry Potter star plays the...

"All The World's A Stage": Shakespeare's Globe To Take The Bard On Global Tour

Shakespeare's Hamlet, a play thought to have been originally penned in 1603, is going on tour as part of production company Shakespeare's Globe celebrating the 450th anniversary of the Bard's birth and 400 years since...

Dominic West Drank And Smoked To Excess For Richard Burton Role

British actor Dominic West took up drinking and smoking to excess in a bid to perfect Richard Burton's distinct vocal tones for a new drama.The Wire star plays the late actor opposite Helena Bonham Carter...

Helena Bonham-carter And Dominic West In Bbc's Burton And Taylor Biopic: First Pic Released

Dominic West [L] As Richard Burton and Helena Bonham-Carter [R] as Elizabeth TaylorThe first picture has been released by the BBC showing Helena Bonham-Carter and Dominic West in full costume as one of Hollywood's most...

Elizabeth Taylor Wedding Dress Up For Auction

Elizabeth Taylor's first wedding dress is up for auction.The shell-white satin gown the legendary Hollywood actress wore at the first of her eight weddings is expected to raise £50,000 when it is sold at Christie's...

Jessica Chastain Was Anxious To Wear Elizabeth Taylor's Necklace

Jessica Chastain found it ''scary'' wearing Elizabeth Taylor's necklace.The 'Zero Dark Thirty' actress wore the lavish Bulgari jewellery - which boasts a 65-carat centre stone - in honour of the late Hollywood icon at the...

Jessica Chastain Wears Elizabeth Taylor's Necklace

Jessica Chastain wore Elizabeth Taylor's necklace to the 'Cleopatra' screening at the Cannes Film Festival.The actress paid tribute to the late screen star for the film's 50th anniversary viewing last night (21.05.13) by wearing the...

Jessica Chastain To Host Special Cleopatra Screening

Actress Jessica Chastain is teaming up with the children of Dame Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton to host a special screening of the Hollywood stars' classic Cleopatra at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival in France.Taylor's...

Dominic West Studying Lindsay Lohan's Elizabeth Taylor Drama

British actor Dominic West has been studying Lindsay Lohan's panned Elizabeth Taylor mini-series as he prepares to play Richard Burton in a new U.K. Tv drama.West has signed up to star opposite Helena Bonham Carter...

Richard Burton's Teenage Bride Dead At 83

Actor Richard Burton's first wife Sybil Christopher has died, aged 83.The actress and socialite's marriage to the hellraising Welsh actor ended with his infamous affair with Elizabeth Taylor on the set of the 1963 film...

Richard Burton And Elizabeth Taylor Snuggle Up Together On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Richard Burton - who died in 1984, aged 58 and starred alongside Elizabeth Taylor in 11 films – has been received his very own star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame, The BBC Reports.Speaking at...

Richard Burton Honoured In Hollywood On St. David's Day

Late movie legend Richard Burton was posthumously honoured with the latest star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday (01Mar13).His star was unveiled next to his ex-wife Elizabeth Taylor's pavement plaque on Hollywood Boulevard....

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