callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,

Listening-in Tonight: Richard Burton

If you ever switch on the radio you can hardly have missed the trailers for The Richard Burton Legacy on Radio 2 with Michael Sheen. Oh, that voice. If you were capable of being the greatest actor of the age, would you choose Hollywood, money and booze instead? Just wondering.

Googling around I found the Alt Film Guide and Four Angry Young Men. They are: Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay, Richard Burton and Richard Harris. It’s not the actors who are angry but the characters they played in the black and white films of the period. I love those films and I’ve always admired Burton in Look Back in Anger.

Tags: films, radio 2, richard burton

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