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Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     27 February     Elizabeth Taylor born, 1932 On this day in 1932 Elizabeth Taylor was born, in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, UK. Her parents were American, originally from Arkansas, and her mother was a

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Richard Burton in The Spy Who Came In from the Cold

The Spy Who Came In from the Cold

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     19 December     Birth of Leonid Brezhnev, 1906 On this day in 1906, the very last old-school leader of the USSR was born. Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev was born into Tsarist Russia, the son of

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Peter O'Toole and Richard Burton in Becket

Becket

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     10 November     Richard Burton born, 1925 On this day in 1925, Richard Walter Jenkins was born, in Pontrhydyfen, Wales. Richard was child number 12 and his mother later died giving birth to child

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Richard Burton in The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

The Spy Who Came In from the Cold

    Based on the breakthrough novel by former spy John Le Carré, shot in black and white to suggest that espionage is unglamorous, dirty work and starring a hollowed out Richard Burton, The Spy Who Came In from the Cold is as far from James Bond as it’s possible

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