Helena Bonham Carter has landed a legendary role…
BBC America has released the first image of the 47-year-old part-Spanish actress as Elizabeth Taylor.
The two-time Academy Award nominee is portraying Taylor in Burton and Taylor, while Dominic West is portraying Taylor’s two-time husband Richard Burton.
Unlike last year’s Lifetime biopic Liz & Dick, which co-starred Lindsay Lohan and Grant Bowler, all of the the drama in Burton and Taylor appears to be on screen as the film follows the divorced pair’s onstage reunion in a 1983 revival of the Noel Coward play, Private Lives. It ran for just 63 performances on Broadway.
The BBC Drama Productions project will be co-produced by BBC America for its Dramaville block.
In the United Kingdom, Burton and Taylor will be broadcast on BBC Four, although no official airdate has been set.
BBC Worldwide is distributing internationally.