Playing Burton (2011)


Playing Burton (2011) Poster

Richard Burton moves from impoverished boyhood in the working class South Wales Valleys to acting genius of the theatre, Hollywood millions and turbulent love affair and marriage to actress... See full summary »


Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app


1 win.

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review

User Reviews

23 February 2014 | sootyemu
| Welsh Lad makes good in Hollywood ...
I cant believe so few people have seen this fantastic performance of Josh Richards playing Burton,i should say being lived in as you don't get the feeling its acting your watching its just like his recently published Diaries you can almost taste this performance, there's no other way of putting It As these days on British television there are not many thoughtful plays broadcast, this is one that should be seen by more viewers but as yet has not been repeated on Sky or any other channel. This was broadcast on sky Arts 2 on the 10th May 2013 but there has hardly been a review of this anywhere in the media,I would say its one of the best TV programmes I have ever seen And one you can watch a few times to appreciate the superlative acting . As yet no DVD release .

Did You Know?


Plot Summary



Box Office


GBP100,000 (estimated)

Contribute to this page

IMDb Picks: What to Watch on Netflix Now

Need some help finding the best things to watch on Netflix? Let our editors help you find what's trending and what's worth your time.

See the full list

6 Great Shows Returning in May

Whether you're ready for the return of your favorite show or need to catch up, May is packed with an array of returning series.

Watch the video

Around The Web


Provided by Taboola

More To Explore

Search on