The Last Days of Dolwyn
The Woman With No Name
Green Grow the Rushes
My Cousin Rachel
The Desert Rats
Prince of Players
The Rains of Ranchipur
Alexander the Great
Look Back in Anger
The Bramble Bush
A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Narrator
The Spy Who Came In From the Cold
The Taming of the Shrew
Anne of the Thousand Days
Where Eagles Dare
Under Milk Wood
Raid on Rommel
Hammersmith Is Out
The Assassination Of Trotsky
Massacre in Rome
The Gathering Storm
Volcano: An Inquiry Into the Life and Death of Malcolm Lowry as Recitation.
Exorcist II: The Heretic
The Medusa Touch
The Wild Geese
Teil Steiner – Das Eiserne Kreuz 2
Circle of Two
He was nominated for seven Academy Awards.
1953 Best Actor in a Supporting Role for My Cousin Rachel
1954 Best Actor in a Leading Role for The Robe
1965 Best Actor in a Leading Role for Becket
1966 Best Actor in a Leading Role for The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
1967 Best Actor in a Leading Role for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
1970 Best Actor in a Leading Role for Anne of the Thousand Days
1978 Best Actor in a Leading Role for Equus
Richard Burton: Learn more about him, review his filmography and more
The man who would become actor Richard Burton was born Richard Walter Jenkins on November 10, 1925 in Pontrhydfen, South Wales. Jenkins, the twelfth child of an impoverished coal miner, lost his mother when he was two years old. He would be taken under the wing of Philip Burton, a teacher who became the boy’s guardian and introduced him to the world of theater.
Jenkins took the Burton surname and made his London acting debut as a Welsh youngster in the play The Druid’s Rest. Burton earned a scholarship to attend Oxford University and later joined the British air force during war time.
After leaving the military in 1947, he continued his stage work appearing in The Lady’s Not for Burning with Sir John Gielgud. Burton then made his film debut in 1949 with the production The Last Days of Dolwyn. The same year he wed actress Sybil Williams; the couple would have two daughters.
Burton went on to work in more than 40 films. He entered into a contract with Fox studios after Dolwyn, and starred in My Cousin Rachel (1952), for which he earned his first Academy Award nomination, in this case for supporting actor. The 1953 biblical story The Robe followed, for which he received an Oscar nod for best actor. He also had the title role in the epic Alexander the Great (1956) and the British protest film Look Back in Anger (1959).
Burton had continued his stage performances during this period as well, working with the Old Vic and Royal Shakespeare companies in Britain and earning acclaim for his work on Broadw