He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "King John," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Michael Hordern, Fay Compton, and John Neville in the cast. George Devine was director.
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Did You Know?
As Lee Marvin
says, who gives a shit? We're born, we come staggering out the womb, we come searching for death. My father was a Welsh miner, a remarkable man. Tough, powerful. Obese. Short. I come from an enormous family - thirteen children. My eldest sister was having a baby. I didn't understand it. I said, 'Will she be all right? Will she live?' My father - he was massively drunk - was worried ...
His 1964 performance of "Hamlet" is the longest run of the play in Broadway history with 137 performances. It broke the record held by John Gielgud
, who played the part for 132 performances and who directed Burton's Broadway production.
Rich, gravelly, yet authoritative voice with Welsh accent.