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I’m trying to work through my magazine collection, focusing on the more recent issues, so I have added scans from Radio Times, Vogue, Guardian Weekend and various television guides. I have scanned 23 pages so far and I intend to make a list of all my magazines on our Tumblr page so that you guys can let me know which ones you most want to see.
Two short video clips of Helena appearing in her upcoming television film Burton & Taylor, as Elizabeth Taylor, have been put on YouTube thanks to MrLolleri. These two clips show Helena in two different scenes from the film, one of her partying on her 50th birthday and another at a press conference announcing Private Lives. You can watch the clips below, enjoy!
Thanks to the new article with the Radio Times I have added a whole of bunch of new images of Helena as Elizabeth Taylor in her upcoming BBC4 film Burton & Taylor. They are all HQ images, including various stills, promotional images and behind the scenes pictures. Enjoy!
Helena’s most recent interview with the Guardian Newspaper has just been released, in its entirety. Helena and Burton & Taylor co-star Dominic West discuss playing Hollywood’s most star-crossed lovers, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.
“Well, there’s no point in trying to look like her, is there?” Helena Bonham Carter says, as she twiddles her monstrous fake £1m diamond ring. “And if you do try, you’re just going to be perpetually disappointed.”
“Oh no,” Dominic West says. “Pointless. The thing we had going for us is, we’re playing them when they’re not in their prime. And we’re younger than they were at the time.”
Bonham Carter and West are playing the ultimate celebrity couple, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, in a new BBC4 film. It wasn’t simply their level of celebrity that made them special; it was the scale of their lives. Both actors dealt only in superlatives raised to the power of X. So Taylor became the world’s biggest child star when she made National Velvet at 12, and went on to become the world’s biggest adult star. She was often called the world’s most beautiful woman. She wore the world’s most expensive rings, swaddled herself in the most extravagant furs, knocked back more drink than any of her contemporaries, popped more pills, married more (eight times to seven husbands), threw more tantrums, raised more money for Aids. And so the mythologising goes on. As for Burton, one of 13 children from a Welsh mining village, he became the world’s biggest stage actor, the owner of the world’s most seductive basso profundo voice. (“The theatrical equivalent of a big cock”, he says dismissively in the film. “It doesn’t mean you’re actually a good lover.”) He was one of the world’s great drinkers, Shakespeareans, scrappers (see drink) and self-loathers. He could also wear a mean mink.
More photos of Helena filming on location for Turks & Caicos have surfaced! Thanks to users on Twitter who uploaded the photos and Popcorn News. I am currently trying to track down the original sources for all the photos, if you can help me out, that’d be great! If any of these photos are yours, please let me know so that I can credit or remove them.
Helena will feature in an exclusive Elizabeth Taylor-style photoshoot in tomorrow’s Guardian Weekend magazine with Burton & Taylor co-star Dominic West! The pair are photographed by Gustavo Papaleo, with styling by Rachel Bakewell.