Welsh actor, had been nominated seven times for Academy Awards for acting, but never won
1925-1984. Gained recognition for both classical and modern roles in motion pictures
Director: Anthony Asquith. Also starred Elsa Martinelli, Margaret Rutherford & Maggie Smith. Plot: Fog delays a group of travelers headed for New York. They wait at the V.I.P. lounge of London Airport, each at a moment of crisis in his or her life
Director: Derek N. Twist. Also starred Frederick Leister, John Salew & Colin Gordon. Plot: A group of enterprising smugglers make use of an ancient charter to smuggle brandy into the southern coast of England...
Director: Michael Radford. Also starred Cyril Cusack, Gregor Fisher & James Walker. Plot: George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love. Burton's last film and his year of death.
Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Also starred Pamela Brown, George Cole and Hume Cronyn. Plot: Historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra (Taylor). Won 4 Oscars
Director: Terence Young. Also starred O. J. Simpson, Lola Falana & David Huddleston. Plot: An FBI Agent goes undercover in the Ku Klux Klan.
IMDB:8.1/10. Director: Mike Nichols. Won 5 Oscars incl. Elizabeth Taylor for Best actress and 3 Baftas.
Director: Charles Jarrott. Also starred Anthony Quayle, John Colicos & Michael Hordem. Plot: Henry VIII (Burton) of England discards one wife, Katharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn.
Director: Brian G. Hutton. Also starred Patrick Wymark, Michael Hordern & Donald Houston. Plot" Allied agents stage a daring raid on a castle where the Nazis are holding an American General prisoner... but that's not all that's really going on.
Director: Tony Richardson. Also starred Edith Evans, Gary Raymond & Glen Byam Shaw. Plot: A disillusioned, angry university graduate comes to terms with his grudge against middle-class life and values.
Director: Michael Tuchner. Also starred Donald Sinden, Fiona Lewis & T. P. McKenna. Plot: Murderous, sadistic London gang leader Vic Dakin (Burton), a mother-obsessed homosexual modeled on real-life gangster Ronnie Kray...
Director: Martin Ritt. Also starred Sam Wanamaker, George Voskovec & Rupert Davies. Plot: British agent Alec Leamas (Burton) refuses to come in from the cold war during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one.
Director: Jack Gold. Also starred Harry Andrews, Alan Badel & Marie-Christine Barrault. Plot: Psychological thriller about a novelist, a telekinetic, who causes disasters simply by thinking about them
Director: Sidney Lumet. Also starred Joan Plowright, Harry Andrews & Eileen Atkins
Director: Peter Glenville. Also starred Gino Cervi, Paolo Stoppa & Donald Wolfit. Plot: An English king comes to terms with his affection for his close friend and confidant, who finds his true honor by observing God's divine will rather than the king's.