Richard Burton The legendary Welsh actor was James Bond author Ian Fleming's choice to essay 007 when a movie adaptation was first suggested in the late '50s. In a letter Fleming penned in 1959 the writer declared that ''Richard Burton would be by far the best James Bond.''
Richard Burton is now my epitaph, my cross, my title, my image. I have achieved a kind of diabolical fame. It has nothing to do with my talents as an actor. That counts for little now. I am the diabolically famous Richard Burton.
♣♣Sir Richard Burton♣♣ OCCUPATION: Film Actor BIRTH DATE: November 10, 1925 DEATH DATE: August 05, 1984 PLACE OF BIRTH: Pontrhydyfen, Wales PLACE OF DEATH: Céligny, Switzerland ORIGINALLY: Richard Walter Jenkins BEST KNOWN FOR Welsh actor Richard Burton is best known for his career in cinema and his turbulent affair with actress Elizabeth Taylor.
Imagine his voice "It is spring, moonless night in the small town, starless and bible-black, the cobblestreets silent and the hunched, courters'-and-rabbits' wood limping invisible down to the sloeblack, slow, black, crowblack, fishingboatbobbing sea." (Under Milk Wood, Dylan Thomas)