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    Posted by Polemicist (U14349342) on Friday, 19th July 2013

    I understand that BBC Four intend to show an 80 minute drama about the tempestuous relationship between Richard Burton and his on / off wife, Elizabeth Taylor.

    The forthcoming film will feature Dominic West playing the chracter of Richard Burton, with Helena Bonham Carter cast as Elizabeth Taylor.

    It is due to be aired on Monday 22nd July, on BBC Four, commencing at 21.00.

    For more information about this actual television programme, just click on the websites that I have posted below.

    www.bbcamerica.com/a...

    www.guardian.co.uk/t...

    film.list.co.uk/arti...

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    Posted by victoria (U3941046) on Friday, 19th July 2013

    I understand that BBC Four intend to show an 80 minute drama about the tempestuous relationship between Richard Burton and his on / off wife, Elizabeth Taylor.

    The forthcoming film will feature Dominic West playing the chracter of Richard Burton, with Helena Bonham Carter cast as Elizabeth Taylor.

    It is due to be aired on Monday 22nd July, on BBC Four, commencing at 21.00.

    For more information about this actual television programme, just click on the websites that I have posted below.

    www.bbcamerica.com/a...

    www.guardian.co.uk/t...

    film.list.co.uk/arti... 
    last time I saw Dominic West he was a very convincing portrayal of the murderer Fred West/,,,,,

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    Posted by Rosemary (U7231409) on Friday, 19th July 2013

    Yes, and I am very much looking forward to it! smiley - smiley Ian Wylie had a very interesting article about it on his website too ...

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    Posted by Technicolour (U4590479) on Friday, 19th July 2013

    He looks nothing like Burton and she looks very little like Taylor.

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    Posted by Portly (U1381981) on Friday, 19th July 2013

    It's a drama. Not "Dead Ringers!" smiley - smiley

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    Posted by Technicolour (U4590479) on Friday, 19th July 2013

    It's a drama. Not "Dead Ringers!" smiley - smiley  In drama when casting actors to portray real life people an attempt is made to suggest by appearance of said actors the people they are playing as well as suggesting this in the performance.

    You are right that it is not Dead Ringers, for which I am grateful.

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    Posted by Geometry_Man (U12739007) on Friday, 19th July 2013

    I understand that BBC Four intend to show an 80 minute drama about the tempestuous relationship between Richard Burton and his on / off wife, Elizabeth Taylor.

    The forthcoming film will feature Dominic West playing the chracter of Richard Burton, with Helena Bonham Carter cast as Elizabeth Taylor.

    It is due to be aired on Monday 22nd July, on BBC Four, commencing at 21.00.

    For more information about this actual television programme, just click on the websites that I have posted below.

    www.bbcamerica.com/a...

    www.guardian.co.uk/t...

    film.list.co.uk/arti... 
    last time I saw Dominic West he was a very convincing portrayal of the murderer Fred West/,,,,, 
    - yes, in Appropriate Adult; and since then, the film The Awakening (disappointing), an appearance in John Carter, plus series 2 of The Hour (good).

    I shall watch, mainly because Monday night is otherwise a gap in my schedule.

    I presume this is timed now because it's an "anniversary" year - 50 years since Cleopatra, 30 years since their last performance together.

    It's 90 mins. btw, not 80.

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    Posted by brightondancer (U14143740) on Saturday, 20th July 2013

    Really looking forward to this but disappointed (again), that its not being shown in HD even though recorded that way.
    They did the same with the Lenny Everett bio a few months ago.
    Don't understand why these programs cant be put on iplayer in HD once they have been broadcast?

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    Posted by Annie-Lou est Charlie (U4502268) on Saturday, 20th July 2013

    It's a drama. Not "Dead Ringers!" smiley - smiley  Well put Porters. It's a matter of whether they can make you believe in it. As I mentioned on another thread, Helen Mirren looks nothing like the Queen, but she was very convincing and even won an Oscar!

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    Posted by Portly (U1381981) on Saturday, 20th July 2013

    Similarly Michael Sheen has won plaudits for portraying characters whom he does not physically resemble, such as David Frost and the late Brian Clough. Also in the latter instance, "The Damned United," that great actor Timothy Spall gave a bravura performance as Peter Taylor, whom he doesn't resemble at all. -)

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    Posted by tumteatum (U15488526) on Saturday, 20th July 2013

    I think Michael Sheen is not a good example, his performances were so strong that you believed he was Tony Blair or Brian Clough. He's a consummate actor, you forget its Michael Sheen and you think he's the character he's playing.

    Other actors have managed it, Helen Mirren was what I expected the Queen to be like. Andrea Riseborough was excellent as a young Margaret Thatcher

    Dominic West surprised me in Appropriate Adult, he may just be able to pull off a Richard Burton but I don't think Helena Bonham Carter has the range for Elizabelth Taylor. She's good at posh and she's good at kooky. Nevertheless, I may be wrong and she may surprise me.

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    Posted by mirandashell (U1946590) on Saturday, 20th July 2013

    The little bits I've seen, it's the other way around. She has ET's voice pretty well. And the little physical mannerisms. So I can suspend disbelief quite easily.

    But DW's Burton - not so much. I think it's because he didn't attempt the voice. And Burton's voice was the most distinctive thing about him.

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    Posted by BryanLuc (U12989423) on Saturday, 20th July 2013

    He looks nothing like Burton and she looks very little like Taylor. 

    I disagree, saw a clip and their resemblance is uncanny - even the voices have been very well researched
    Both of them have impeccable acting histories - she was very good as the Queen mnother in the Kings Speech, and he is from acting "royalty". I remember him not only as Fred West but also a drama about Philby and the Cambridge spies

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    Posted by purwil (U14677803) on Saturday, 20th July 2013

    He looks nothing like Burton and she looks very little like Taylor. 

    I disagree, saw a clip and their resemblance is uncanny - even the voices have been very well researched
    Both of them have impeccable acting histories - she was very good as the Queen mnother in the Kings Speech, and he is from acting "royalty". I remember him not only as Fred West but also a drama about Philby and the Cambridge spies 
    You're confusing two Wests. Dominic 'Richard Burton' West is the son of a man in the plastics industry. Timothy' s son is Samuel West.

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    Posted by mirandashell (U1946590) on Saturday, 20th July 2013

    Ah! Of course. That had me really puzzled and I was trying to work out who Dominic West's acting family were!

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    Posted by tumteatum (U15488526) on Saturday, 20th July 2013

    I've not seen a clip. Shame if Dominic West isn't doing Burton's voice. It is as you say his most distinguishing feature; with the addition of a twinkle in his eye.

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    Posted by Technicolour (U4590479) on Saturday, 20th July 2013

    Well I'm afraid he doesn't look like him or sound like him to my eyes and ears. If resemblance is of so little importance as some here suggest, I wonder why he bothered to look and sound so similar to Fred West.

    Acting is playing a part and actors can be miscast. I think he is a great actor but in this role he seems miscast. I shall of course reserve full judgement until I have seen the whole programme.

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    Posted by mirandashell (U1946590) on Saturday, 20th July 2013

    It's possible that he couldn't do the accent without sounding silly so decided not to do it at all. There's nothing more distracting than a bad accent.

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    Posted by mirandashell (U1946590) on Saturday, 20th July 2013

    OH has just pointed out that he looks exactly like Ronald Allen.....


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    Posted by tumteatum (U15488526) on Saturday, 20th July 2013

    oh yes! very good.

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    Posted by Bonny (U14396592) on Saturday, 20th July 2013

    The little bits I've seen, it's the other way around. She has ET's voice pretty well. And the little physical mannerisms. So I can suspend disbelief quite easily.

    But DW's Burton - not so much. I think it's because he didn't attempt the voice. And Burton's voice was the most distinctive thing about him. 
    I believe he has worked hard on the Burton voice, but as it was so distinctive, and never been paralleled I guess it will have to do.

    To be honest I still see him as Fred West....

    I think Bonham Carter may have cracked it though, she seemed to give a fair rendition on an interview with Charlie Staite (sp?) on 'Breakfast'

    Looking forward to this.
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    Posted by Rosemary (U7231409) on Saturday, 20th July 2013

    Richard Burton must have one of the most distinctive voices in the world, possibly with the exception of Winston Churchill. It must be very difficult to perfect. I'm still looking forward to seeing and hearing the result, though.

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    Posted by Vizzer aka U_numbers (U2011621) on Saturday, 20th July 2013

    Richard Burton must have one of the most distinctive voices in the world, possibly with the exception of Winston Churchill. 
    James Mason can be added to that list. I've never met or heard anyone who sounds like him.

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    Posted by victoria (U3941046) on Saturday, 20th July 2013

    Richard Burton must have one of the most distinctive voices in the world, possibly with the exception of Winston Churchill. 
    James Mason can be added to that list. I've never met or heard anyone who sounds like him. 
    oh James mason ..he was my favourite film star in the 40s......sigh... "Wicked Lady " and "the Man in grey ,,they dont make them like that anymore.....

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    Posted by Bonny (U14396592) on Saturday, 20th July 2013

    Richard Burton must have one of the most distinctive voices in the world, possibly with the exception of Winston Churchill. 
    James Mason can be added to that list. I've never met or heard anyone who sounds like him. 
    oh James mason ..he was my favourite film star in the 40s......sigh... "Wicked Lady " and "the Man in grey ,,they dont make them like that anymore..... 
    Oh, Victoria........Going to the 'flicks' with Mum. Sitting with my knees resting on the seat in front, a bag of sweets.....the 'torch' lady showing people silently and reverentially to their seats.......a strangely sweet smell in the place.....and then the ICE CREAM interval.......tobacco smoke wreathed everywhere, but nobody minded, and Margaret Lockwood, Phyllis Calvert, et al, not forgetting Rita Hayworth, ahhh (used to spend half of the next day dressing my long hair like hers, thinking I looked like her...... )

    Then the men's voices! Stewart Granger, James Mason, as you said, and of course Richard B...... enough to make your toes curl.......let alone your hair....

    Always liked a man's voice more than his appearance. Had chap once, who spoke exactly like Edward Fox......

    A man can be like the best, but when he speaks......that's for me.. smiley - smiley

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    Posted by MCrawford (U14684488) on Saturday, 20th July 2013

    I think the word you are looking for is Helena Bonham Carter is good at grotesque. Viz "Les Miserables" and "Fight Club".

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    Posted by Polemicist (U14349342) on Saturday, 20th July 2013

    This forthcoming drama actually received overall good and very positive comments from the invited critics on this evening's Radio Four Saturday Review Show.

    www.bbc.co.uk/progra...

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    Posted by caissier (U14073060) on Saturday, 20th July 2013

    Taylor and Burton were such powerful, volatile, grand characters and unfortunately both Helena BC and Dominic West are relatively quite diffident in manner People who can do full-on abandoned sober-drunk melodrama are needed but it's hard to think of alternative performers of today.

    Those larger than life film stars were a different kind of being in a different, fiercer time. Now everybody is too well-behaved.

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    Posted by caissier (U14073060) on Saturday, 20th July 2013

    This forthcoming drama actually received overall good and very positive comments from the invited critics on this evening's Radio Four Saturday Review Show.

    www.bbc.co.uk/progra... 
    Just heard it ..... there was also some strong negative reaction.

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    Posted by Technicolour (U4590479) on Saturday, 20th July 2013

    Richard Burton must have one of the most distinctive voices in the world, possibly with the exception of Winston Churchill. 
    James Mason can be added to that list. I've never met or heard anyone who sounds like him. 
    I always think Orson Welles sounds similar to James Mason. And an actor called John Dearth got fired from a job because the director thought he sounded too much like James Mason. Plagued his career to some extent apparently.

    Anthony Hopkins does an excellent Richard Burton but I dare say he's busy.

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    Posted by victoria (U3941046) on Saturday, 20th July 2013

    Richard Burton must have one of the most distinctive voices in the world, possibly with the exception of Winston Churchill. 
    James Mason can be added to that list. I've never met or heard anyone who sounds like him. 
    oh James mason ..he was my favourite film star in the 40s......sigh... "Wicked Lady " and "the Man in grey ,,they dont make them like that anymore..... 
    Oh, Victoria........Going to the 'flicks' with Mum. Sitting with my knees resting on the seat in front, a bag of sweets.....the 'torch' lady showing people silently and reverentially to their seats.......a strangely sweet smell in the place.....and then the ICE CREAM interval.......tobacco smoke wreathed everywhere, but nobody minded, and Margaret Lockwood, Phyllis Calvert, et al, not forgetting Rita Hayworth, ahhh (used to spend half of the next day dressing my long hair like hers, thinking I looked like her...... )

    Then the men's voices! Stewart Granger, James Mason, as you said, and of course Richard B...... enough to make your toes curl.......let alone your hair....

    Always liked a man's voice more than his appearance. Had chap once, who spoke exactly like Edward Fox......

    A man can be like the best, but when he speaks......that's for me.. smiley - smiley 
    oh how I agree. Bonny...and it was only 9pence to see two films .a newsreel a cartoon (usually 3 stooges
    )I used to go the pictures 3 times a week.... so 40s films are my specialist subjects...
    no explicit sex or swear words...didn't need them. left to the imagination.....which is why I probably have too much now,,,!...................
    I cant think of any modern "heartthrob"who has the same appeal,or personality..
    think of franco nero in camelot

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    Posted by Bonny (U14396592) on Saturday, 20th July 2013

    I cant think of any modern "heartthrob"who has the same appeal,or personality.. 

    I can Vicky (if I may call you that) .....

    How about Clint Eastwood in 'The Bridges of Madison County' ?

    Meryl Streep also..........

    One of the best ever. Perfect in every way. I read the book before I saw the film, and both excelled.

    Clint....had a poster of him in my office, and when I was a working girl, all the girls used to come in, look at him - to get their morning 'Fix'...... smiley - smiley

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    Posted by Geometry_Man (U12739007) on Saturday, 20th July 2013

    I remember being most impressed with Burton & Taylor in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" - an intense and harrowing drama.

    Then someone told me they weren't acting at all in that, it was how they always carried on at home together...

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    Posted by aviddiva (U13145965) on Sunday, 21st July 2013

    He looks nothing like Burton and she looks very little like Taylor.  I think he looked like Christopher Plummer as Captain Von Trapp in The Sound Of Music!

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    Posted by aviddiva (U13145965) on Sunday, 21st July 2013

    Richard Burton must have one of the most distinctive voices in the world, possibly with the exception of Winston Churchill. 
    James Mason can be added to that list. I've never met or heard anyone who sounds like him. 
    I always think Orson Welles sounds similar to James Mason. And an actor called John Dearth got fired from a job because the director thought he sounded too much like James Mason. Plagued his career to some extent apparently.

    Anthony Hopkins does an excellent Richard Burton but I dare say he's busy. 
    Rob Brydon came to my mind re:Anthony Hopkins, if only for his impersonation of him denying he drank alcohol to excess! (Thanks for repeating The Trip, by the way.)

    He also had a go at the Richard Burton 'War Of The Worlds' narration on 'Annually Retentive'.

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    Posted by victoria (U3941046) on Sunday, 21st July 2013

    I cant think of any modern "heartthrob"who has the same appeal,or personality.. 

    I can Vicky (if I may call you that) .....

    How about Clint Eastwood in 'The Bridges of Madison County' ?

    Meryl Streep also..........

    One of the best ever. Perfect in every way. I read the book before I saw the film, and both excelled.

    Clint....had a poster of him in my office, and when I was a working girl, all the girls used to come in, look at him - to get their morning 'Fix'...... smiley - smiley 
    lovely film that was agreed..but I wouldnt say Clint was one of the young moderns....after all he has been going a long time now ,remember him as Rowdy yates in RaWHIDE,,,,I would class him with one of the older greats....
    Bonny.I think there is another poster known as Vickie ....so I will stay as the older Victoria ..ta !

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    Posted by Bonny (U14396592) on Sunday, 21st July 2013

    I cant think of any modern "heartthrob"who has the same appeal,or personality.. 

    I can Vicky (if I may call you that) .....

    How about Clint Eastwood in 'The Bridges of Madison County' ?

    Meryl Streep also..........

    One of the best ever. Perfect in every way. I read the book before I saw the film, and both excelled.

    Clint....had a poster of him in my office, and when I was a working girl, all the girls used to come in, look at him - to get their morning 'Fix'...... smiley - smiley 
    lovely film that was agreed..but I wouldnt say Clint was one of the young moderns....after all he has been going a long time now ,remember him as Rowdy yates in RaWHIDE,,,,I would class him with one of the older greats....
    Bonny.I think there is another poster known as Vickie ....so I will stay as the older Victoria ..ta ! 
    Fine by me Victoria. I had a beautiful German Shepard bitch whom I called 'Vicky' so just an affectionate reminder.

    Yes, of course Clint is older now, but he still had it in 'Bridges'.......nobody springs to mind now tho' - mind you neither do I! smiley - smiley

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    Posted by Ziggy (U14268308) on Sunday, 21st July 2013

    I cant think of any modern "heartthrob"who has the same appeal,or personality.. 

    I can Vicky (if I may call you that) .....

    How about Clint Eastwood in 'The Bridges of Madison County' ?

    Meryl Streep also..........

    One of the best ever. Perfect in every way. I read the book before I saw the film, and both excelled.

    Clint....had a poster of him in my office, and when I was a working girl, all the girls used to come in, look at him - to get their morning 'Fix'...... smiley - smiley 
    lovely film that was agreed..but I wouldnt say Clint was one of the young moderns....after all he has been going a long time now ,remember him as Rowdy yates in RaWHIDE,,,,I would class him with one of the older greats....
    Bonny.I think there is another poster known as Vickie ....so I will stay as the older Victoria ..ta ! 
    Fine by me Victoria. I had a beautiful German Shepard bitch whom I called 'Vicky' so just an affectionate reminder.

    Yes, of course Clint is older now, but he still had it in 'Bridges'.......nobody springs to mind now tho' - mind you neither do I! smiley - smiley 
    I agree Bridges of Madison County, both film and book were wonderful. I cried buckets over the book. Now Al Pacino has the "voice" - dark brown and sugary.

    Don´t forget James Stewart.

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    Posted by victoria (U3941046) on Sunday, 21st July 2013

    I cant think of any modern "heartthrob"who has the same appeal,or personality.. 

    I can Vicky (if I may call you that) .....

    How about Clint Eastwood in 'The Bridges of Madison County' ?

    Meryl Streep also..........

    One of the best ever. Perfect in every way. I read the book before I saw the film, and both excelled.

    Clint....had a poster of him in my office, and when I was a working girl, all the girls used to come in, look at him - to get their morning 'Fix'...... smiley - smiley 
    lovely film that was agreed..but I wouldnt say Clint was one of the young moderns....after all he has been going a long time now ,remember him as Rowdy yates in RaWHIDE,,,,I would class him with one of the older greats....
    Bonny.I think there is another poster known as Vickie ....so I will stay as the older Victoria ..ta ! 
    Fine by me Victoria. I had a beautiful German Shepard bitch whom I called 'Vicky' so just an affectionate reminder.

    Yes, of course Clint is older now, but he still had it in 'Bridges'.......nobody springs to mind now tho' - mind you neither do I! smiley - smiley 
    I would love to see Bridges of Madison again ....I wish they would stop repeating the same old stuff and show us some oldies that have not been seen for so long...show them how films should be made...

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    Posted by caissier (U14073060) on Sunday, 21st July 2013

    Robrt Glenister might make a good Burton ...... raspy voice, serious, severe look and 'glower' and 'up himself' up his sleeve .....

    From accounts of interviewers Elizabeth Taylor didn't just come over as queenly ...... she verged on being a natural grand empress! Howsabout Julia T Davis - she could probably do the required dangerous camp.

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    Posted by Bonny (U14396592) on Sunday, 21st July 2013

    You know, Victoria I saw it only recently.....again. Never see it too often.

    All I can suggest is keep a sharp eye out in (RT in my case) or put it on your search for whatever server you have.

    Al Pacino.....'The Scent of a Woman'......... Now Al Pacino has the "voice" - dark brown and sugary. 

    Doesn't he just? And those eyes...... James Stewart - nice but not for me Ziggy, sorry.

    Had a mini crush on Gary Cooper in 'High Noon'...... and Gregory Peck in ...... with Jennifer Jones. Damn.. can't recall.... he was a baddie....Was it 'Duel in the Sun'?

    Ahhh, sweet memories. smiley - smiley

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    Posted by caissier (U14073060) on Sunday, 21st July 2013

    It always makes me smiley - laugh when Captain Mainwareing says, "Dohhh! ..... you can cut that Ronald Coleman stuff out, Wilson!"

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    Posted by Bonny (U14396592) on Sunday, 21st July 2013

    Anyway to stay on track.... before I'm removed for deviating, I adored Liz and Rich in 'Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf'. Brilliant. Yes I'm sure this mirrored their turbulent existence, but always attraction.

    Reminds me of my late parents. They were like that. Fascinating, but fearsome.

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    Posted by the_cleaner (U3423083) on Sunday, 21st July 2013

    If only this was on an HD channel.smiley - doh

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    Posted by average40 (U14458923) on Monday, 22nd July 2013

    <quote postid='116837849'><quote postid='116835750'><quote>Richard Burton must have one of the most distinctive voices in the world, possibly with the exception of Winston Churchill.</quote>


    Anthony Hopkins does an excellent Richard Burton but I dare say he's busy.</quote>And too old, too short and too fat!

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    Posted by Portly (U1381981) on Monday, 22nd July 2013

    Well these days with the technology available, anything is possible.

    Some viewers will have noticed the appearance of Audrey Hepburn munching Galaxy chocolate in recent TV commercials.

    As she died 20 years ago, I think that is in questionable taste.

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    Posted by victoria (U3941046) on Monday, 22nd July 2013

    You know, Victoria I saw it only recently.....again. Never see it too often.

    All I can suggest is keep a sharp eye out in (RT in my case) or put it on your search for whatever server you have.

    Al Pacino.....'The Scent of a Woman'......... Now Al Pacino has the "voice" - dark brown and sugary. 

    Doesn't he just? And those eyes...... James Stewart - nice but not for me Ziggy, sorry.

    Had a mini crush on Gary Cooper in 'High Noon'...... and Gregory Peck in ...... with Jennifer Jones. Damn.. can't recall.... he was a baddie....Was it 'Duel in the Sun'?

    Ahhh, sweet memories. smiley - smiley 
    sigh..Gregory Peck....it was Duel in the Sun..and Jennifer Jones ...wow what chemistry they had....

    Audrey Hepburn looking so beautiful in the Nuns Story,,with Peter Finch...
    the current "look alike "of Hepbur n is a complete travesty ..they could never get a duplicate of the real Hepburn .or Marilyn Monroe either....

    James Stewart and Fred Mcmuray... no thanks...!

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    Posted by victoria (U3941046) on Monday, 22nd July 2013

    Anyway to stay on track.... before I'm removed for deviating, I adored Liz and Rich in 'Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf'. Brilliant. Yes I'm sure this mirrored their turbulent existence, but always attraction.

    Reminds me of my late parents. They were like that. Fascinating, but fearsome. 
    bonny .... the most romantic film in my opinion with Burton and Taylor was The Sandpiper....the chemistry was electric...

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    Posted by Geometry_Man (U12739007) on Monday, 22nd July 2013

    Anyway to stay on track.... before I'm removed for deviating, I adored Liz and Rich in 'Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf'. Brilliant. Yes I'm sure this mirrored their turbulent existence, but always attraction.

    Reminds me of my late parents. They were like that. Fascinating, but fearsome. 
    bonny .... the most romantic film in my opinion with Burton and Taylor was The Sandpiper....the chemistry was electric... 
    I found The Sandpiper very boring.

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    Posted by victoria (U3941046) on Monday, 22nd July 2013

    Anyway to stay on track.... before I'm removed for deviating, I adored Liz and Rich in 'Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf'. Brilliant. Yes I'm sure this mirrored their turbulent existence, but always attraction.

    Reminds me of my late parents. They were like that. Fascinating, but fearsome. 
    bonny .... the most romantic film in my opinion with Burton and Taylor was The Sandpiper....the chemistry was electric... 
    I found The Sandpiper very boring. 
    that maybe because you are a man perhaps..?

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