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      Richard Burton

      Richard Burton

      Highest Rated: 100% The Desert Rats (1953)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Nov 10, 1925

      Birthplace: Pontrhydyfen, Wales, UK

      He began life as Richard Walter Jenkins in Pontrhydyfen, a mining town in South Wales, on Nov. 10, 1925, the twelfth of 13 children born to Richard "Dic" Jenkins and his wife Edith, who died at the age of 44 while giving birth to the thirteenth child. Because his father was a heavy drinker and gambler whose lively personality hid a streak of violence, at age two, Burton was adopted, more or less, by his sister Cecilia and her husband, Elfed, and raised in Port Talbot. Another sibling, Ifor, who was 19 years older than Burton, became his de facto father figure, and in later years, his assistant and boon companion. Though he excelled at school, especially in English and Welsh literature, his interests were geared more toward rugby and cricket. At 15, he abandoned school to work as a haberdasher's assistant, but despised the menial work.

      Highest rated movies

      The Desert Rats poster
      The Desert Rats
      Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? poster
      Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
      Look Back in Anger poster
      Look Back in Anger
      The Spy Who Came in From the Cold poster The Spy Who Came in From the Cold Where Eagles Dare poster
      Where Eagles Dare
      The Longest Day poster The Longest Day The Taming of the Shrew poster
      The Taming of the Shrew
      Bitter Victory poster
      Bitter Victory

      Photos

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 100% Cleopatra 50th Anniversary Unknown (Character) - 2013
      72% 71% 1984 O'Brien (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagner Richard Wagner (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet 57% Lovespell King Mark of Cornwall (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet 35% Circle of Two Ashley St. Clair (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 72% The Medusa Touch John Morlar (Character) - 1978
      67% 75% The Wild Geese Col. Allen Faulkner (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 47% Absolution Father Goddard (Character) $4.6K 1978
      No Score Yet 48% Breakthrough Sgt. Rolf Steiner (Character) - 1978
      67% 78% Equus Martin Dysart (Character) - 1977
      10% 13% Exorcist II: The Heretic Father Philip Lamont (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Volcano Narrator - 1976
      No Score Yet 57% Brief Encounter Alec Harvey (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet 93% The Gathering Storm Winston Churchill (Character) - 1974
      25% 25% The Klansman Breck Stancill (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet 50% The Voyage Cesare Braggi (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 41% Massacre in Rome Lt. Col. Herbert Kappler (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 11% Divorce His, Divorce Hers Martin Reynolds (Character) - 1972
      40% 39% Bluebeard Baron von Sepper (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Divorce Hers Martin Reynolds (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 33% The Assassination of Trotsky Leon Trotsky (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Divorce His Martin Reynolds (Character) - 1972
      29% 62% Hammersmith Is Out Hammersmith (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 31% Raid on Rommel Capt. Alex Foster (Character) - 1971
      64% 56% Under Milk Wood First Man (Character) - 1971
      67% 49% Villain Vic Dakin (Character) - 1971
      40% 33% Staircase Harry Leeds (Character) - 1969
      38% 82% Anne of the Thousand Days King Henry VIII (Character) - 1969
      87% 89% Where Eagles Dare Maj. Jonathan Smith, MC (Character) - 1969
      40% 48% Candy MacPhisto (Character) - 1968
      20% 50% Boom! Chris Flanders (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Robert Kennedy Remembered Narrator - 1968
      27% 48% The Comedians Brown (Character) - 1967
      9% 31% Doctor Faustus Doctor Faustus (Character),
      Director,
      Producer
      - 1967
      83% 73% The Taming of the Shrew Petruchio (Character),
      Producer
      - 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Comedians In Africa Self - 1967
      96% 90% Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? George (Character) - 1966
      21% 44% The Sandpiper Dr. Edward Hewitt (Character) - 1965
      89% 81% The Spy Who Came in From the Cold Alec Leamas (Character) - 1965
      77% 87% Becket Thomas à Becket (Character) - 1964
      75% 85% The Night of the Iguana Rev. Dr. T. Lawrence Shannon (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet 74% Hamlet Hamlet (Character) - 1964
      0% 45% The V.I.P.s Paul Andros (Character) - 1963
      56% 69% Cleopatra Marc Antony (Character) - 1963
      87% 90% The Longest Day Flying Officer David Campbell (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Merv Griffin Show - 40 of the Most Interesting People of Our Time Unknown (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tempest Caliban (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bramble Bush Dr. Guy Montford (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet 60% Ice Palace Zeb Kennedy (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wuthering Heights Heathcliff (Character) - 1958
      78% 67% Bitter Victory Capt. Leith (Character) - 1958
      92% 76% Look Back in Anger Jimmy Porter (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet 42% Sea Wife Biscuit (Character) - 1957
      0% 42% Alexander the Great Alexander (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 67% Prince of Players Edwin Booth (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 21% The Rains of Ranchipur Dr. Major Rama Safti (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Thursday's Children Unknown (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 70% Thursday's Children Unknown (Character) - 1954
      100% 71% The Desert Rats Capt. "Tammy" MacRoberts (Character) - 1953
      38% 69% The Robe Marcellus Gallio (Character) - 1953
      60% 73% My Cousin Rachel Philip Ashley (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Her Panelled Door Nick Chamerd (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Green Grow the Rushes Robert "Bob" Hammond (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Days of Dolwyn Gareth (Character) - 1949

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Here's Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1970