BBC reveals Burton and Taylor

This is the first photo from the forthcoming BBC biopic about Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.

Burton and Taylor

Burton and Taylor

Burton and Taylor (1×90′), commissioned by BBC Four, stars Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter in a film that charts the lovers’ relationship against their ill-fated appearance in a 1983 revival of Noel Coward’s stage play, Private Lives.

It is written by William Ivory and produced by BBC Drama Production. The executive producer is Jessica Pope and the producer is Lachlan McKinnon.

The one-off film will also air in the US on BBC America, which is coproducing the drama.

BBC Worldwide has international distribution rights.

Burton and Taylor comes on the heels of another biopic about the couple, Liz & Dick, which aired on US cable network Lifetime.

Lifetime's Liz & Dick

Lifetime’s Liz & Dick

Source: BBC Worldwide