Richard Burton; Dame Elizabeth Taylor

1 portrait of Richard Burton

Richard Burton; Dame Elizabeth Taylor, by Terry O'Neill, 1971 - NPG x126133 - © Terry O'Neill

© Terry O'Neill

Richard Burton; Dame Elizabeth Taylor

by Terry O'Neill
bromide fibre print, 1971
18 3/4 in. x 12 1/2 in. (478 mm x 317 mm)
Given by Terry O'Neill, 2003
Photographs Collection
NPG x126133


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  • Terry O'Neill (1938-), Photographer. Artist of 75 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.

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Richard Burton was filming Villain (1971) when O'Neill took this photograph. Burton played top crime boss Vic Dakin in the Krays-influenced Gangster film. Burton married Taylor in 1964 after their well-publicized romance as co-stars on Cleopatra (1964). They made several films together including Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966). Subsequently they divorced and later married for a second time.

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