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Burton and Taylor Starring Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter
Artistic Director David Nugent poses for a photo-op with Actress Helena Bonham Carter at the Bay Street Theater for Conversation with Helena Bonham Carter for the Hamptons International Film Festival
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses on the red carpet at Conversations with Helena Bonham Carter at the Bay Street Theater for the Hamptons International Film Festival
BAFTA award-winning actors Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter star as Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor – Hollywood’s most volatile on-again-off-again lovers who famously played out every high and low of their love affairs, multiple marriages and divorces in the public eye. Burton and Taylor made their last stage appearance together in the critically reviled 1983 revival of Noel Coward’s stage play, Private Lives. This is the story of their ill-fated reunion, on and off stage. Directed by Richard Laxton.
Fabulous Actress Helen Bonham Carter delivers Taylor's larger than life persona; what she also does is dig deep to offer a fully realized portrait of a heartbroken woman at a vulnerable point in her career as she reveals in our interview at the Bay Street Theater.
The film can also be seen Wednesday Evening on BBC America Network. The evening will be a double feature showing Cleopatra starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton and then of Course Burton and Taylor starring Helena Bonham Carter and Dominic West.
Helena made her acting debut in a television adaptation of K. M. Peyton's A Pattern of Roses before winning her first film role as the titular character in Lady Jane. She is known for her roles in films such as A Room with a View, Fight Club, The King's Speech, and playing the villainess Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter series, as well as for frequently collaborating with her domestic partner, director Tim Burton, in films such as Planet of the Apes, Big Fish, Corpse Bride, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Alice in Wonderland, and Dark Shadows. In 2012, she played Miss Havisham in Great Expectations, and Madame Thénardier in Les Misérables.
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