The made-for-TV movie also stars Grant Bowler as Richard Burton and was directed by Lloyd Kramer (Mitch Albom’s The Five People You Meet in Heaven). Temple Grandin screenwriter Christopher Monger wrote the script.
For nearly a quarter of a century, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were Hollywood royalty and their fiery romance — often called “the marriage of the century” — was the most notorious, publicized and celebrated love affair of its day. Swarmed by paparazzi worldwide, their love affair was played out entirely in front of the media from the time they met on the set of the major motion picture Cleopatra, left their respective spouses, married and divorced, only to remarry and divorce once again. Despite their roller coaster romance for the public eye to see, Liz and Dick shared an undeniable love greater than most people could ever dream of.
—Posted by Rebecca Murray