Richard Burton

Actor · Producer · Director
IVA Star Rating : 75
Richard Burton, was a Welsh actor. Noted for his mellifluous baritone voice, Burton established himself as a formidable Shakespearean actor in the 1950s, and he gave a memorable performance of Hamlet in 1964. He was called "the natural successor to Olivier" by critic and dramaturge Kenneth Tynan. An alcoholic, Burton's failure to live up to those... read more

Richard Burton, was a Welsh actor. Noted for his mellifluous baritone voice, Burton established himself as a formidable Shakespearean actor in the 1950s, and he gave a memorable performance of Hamlet in 1964. He was called "the natural successor to Olivier" by critic and dramaturge Kenneth Tynan. An alcoholic, Burton's failure to live up to those expectations disappointed critics and colleagues and fuelled his legend as a great thespian wastrel.

Birth Name

Richard Walter Jenkins

Born

Tuesday, 10 November 1925

Died

Sunday, 05 August 1984

Actor Filmography

Canaan Land Self 2020
Shakespeare Uncovered Antony (archive footage) 2012
Ebb & Flow Himself 2012
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness Father Philip Lamont 2007
Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of 'The War of the Worlds' George Herbert, The Journalist (archive sound) 2006
Hollywood Couples Himself (archive footage) 2006
20 to 1 Himself (archive footage) 2005
Final Cut: The Making and Unmaking of Heaven's Gate Mark Anthony (archive footage) 2004
Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There Himself (archive material) 2003
The Wire Sean 'Shamrock' McGinty 2002
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Canaan Land Self 2020
Shakespeare Uncovered Antony (archive footage) 2012
Ebb & Flow Himself 2012
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness Father Philip Lamont 2007
Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of 'The War of the Worlds' George Herbert, The Journalist (archive sound) 2006
Hollywood Couples Himself (archive footage) 2006
20 to 1 Himself (archive footage) 2005
Final Cut: The Making and Unmaking of Heaven's Gate Mark Anthony (archive footage) 2004
Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There Himself (archive material) 2003
The Wire Sean 'Shamrock' McGinty 2002
Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood Himself (archive footage) 2001
Conan Crom 1997
E! True Hollywood Story Himself (archive footage) 1996
Reputations Himself (archive footage) 1994
American Masters Self - Actor, Self 1986
Wild Geese II Colonel Allen Faulkner 1985
Ellis Island Sen. Phipps Ogden 1984
1984 O'Brien 1984
Wagner Richard Wagner 1981
The Fall Guy Himself 1981
Entertainment Tonight Himself 1981
Lovespell King Mark of Cornwall 1981
Circle of Two Ashley St. Clair 1981
Breakthrough Sgt. Rolf Steiner 1979
The Wild Geese Colonel Allen Faulkner 1978
Absolution Father Goddard 1978
The Medusa Touch Morlar 1978
Equus Martin Dysart 1977
Exorcist II: The Heretic Father Philip Lamont 1977
America at the Movies George (archive footage) 1976
Live from Lincoln Center Self 1976
Volcano: An Inquiry into the Life and Death of Malcolm Lowry Malcolm Lowry (voice) 1976
Jackpot Reid Lawerence 1975
The Gathering Storm Winston Churchill 1974
Brief Encounter Alec Harvey 1974
The Klansman Breck Stancill 1974
Massacre in Rome Lt. Col. Herbert Kappler 1973
The Battle of Sutjeska Josip Broz Tito 1973
Divorce His - Divorce Hers Martin Reynolds 1973
Bluebeard Kurt Von Sepper 1972
Hammersmith Is Out Hammersmith 1972
The Assassination of Trotsky Leon Trotsky 1972
Under Milk Wood First Man 1972
Mooch Goes to Hollywood narrator 1971
Parkinson Himself 1971
Villain Vic Dakin 1971
Raid On Rommel Capt. Alex Foster 1971
Great Performances Self, White Knight 1971
Anne Of The Thousand Days King Henry VIII 1969
Staircase Harry Leeds, Owner of Chez Harry 1969
The David Frost Show Himself 1969
Laughter in the Dark Sir Edward More (scenes deleted) 1969
Candy MacPhisto 1968
Where Eagles Dare Maj. Smith 1968
A Wall in Jerusalem Narrator (English version) 1968
Here's Lucy Richard Burton 1968
Robert Kennedy Remembered Narrator 1968
Boom! Chris Flanders 1968
The Comedians Brown 1967
Doctor Faustus Knight (as Richard Durden-Smith) 1967
The Taming Of The Shrew Petruchio 1967
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? George 1966
The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show Himself 1966
The Sandpiper Dr. Edward Hewitt 1965
What's New Pussycat Man in Strip Club 1965
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold Alec Leamas 1965
ABC Scope Himself 1964
Hamlet Hamlet 1964
The Night of the Iguana Rev. Dr. T. Lawrence Shannon 1964
Becket Thomas Becket 1964
Zulu Narration spoken by (voice) 1964
Hollywood and the Stars Himself 1963
Cleopatra Mark Antony 1963
The V.I.P.S Paul Andros 1963
The Merv Griffin Show Himself 1962
The Longest Day Flying Officer David Campbell 1962
The Jack Paar Program Himself 1962
A Tribute to Dylan Thomas Himself 1961
Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years Winston Churchill (voice) 1960
The Bramble Bush Dr. Guy Montford 1960
The Tempest Caliban 1960
The Fifth Column 1960
Ice Palace Zeb Kennedy 1960
Buick-Electra Playhouse Philip Rawlings 1959
A Midsummer Night's Dream Narrator 1959
Look Back in Anger Jimmy Porter 1959
March to Aldermaston Narrator 1959
The DuPont Show of the Month Heathcliff 1957
Bitter Victory Capt. Leith 1957
Sea Wife Biscuit 1957
Alexander The Great Alexander 1956
Camera Three Himself 1956
The Rains of Ranchipur Dr. Major Rama Safti 1955
Prince of Players Edwin Booth 1955
Demetrius And The Gladiators 1954
Thursday's Children Narrator 1954
The Robe Marcellus Gallio 1953
The Desert Rats Capt. 'Tammy' MacRoberts 1953
My Cousin Rachel Philip Ashley 1952
The Bob Hope Show Himself 1950
Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951
Green Grow the Rushes Robert 'Bob' Hammond 1951
Celanese Theatre Mat Burke 1951
Her Panelled Door Nick Chamerd 1950
Waterfront Women Ben Satterthwaite 1950
Now Barabbas Paddy 1949
Woman of Dolwyn Gareth 1949
The Ed Sullivan Show Himself, Singer / Scene From Camelot 1948

Director Filmography

Producer Filmography

1985 Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
1978 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1978 Golden Globe Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Won
1970 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1970 Golden Globe Best Actor - Drama Nominated
1968 Golden Globe Best Actor - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1967 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1967 Golden Globe Best Actor - Drama Nominated
1966 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1965 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1965 Golden Globe Best Actor - Drama Nominated
1960 Golden Globe Best Actor - Drama Nominated
1954 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1953 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
1953 Golden Globe Most Promising Newcomer - Male Won
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