West and Bonham Carter to play Burton and Taylor

Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter pose as one of Hollywood's most tempestuous couples - Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.

The Hour actor and The King's Speech actress will play the legendary screen stars in a one-off 90-minute BBC drama.

Burton And Taylor will follow the couple's private and public relationship, played out against the backdrop of their ill-fated appearance in a 1983 revival of Noel Coward's stage play, Private Lives.

The show will be broadcast on BBC4, which has scored several hits with biopic films.

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