• Tue, Feb 12 2013

Guess Who Is Playing ELizabeth Taylor In The BBC Version Of Liz & Dick

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Are you still getting over the Lindsay Lohan version of Liz and Dick? Do you need something to scrub the memory of it out of your brain in a way that Shelved Dolls cannot? Here, wait, get it into your brain one more time so you can feel horrified and need to scrub it out again:

Would you perhaps prefer something called Burton and Taylorin which Elizabeth Taylor is played by Helena Bonham Carter? Look, I’m a tiny bit skeptical of this, because, while Helena Bonham Carter does play very highly strung characters (and Elizabeth was extremely highly strung) I’m not sure that she gives the impression of wanting actual life to play out exactly like a movie (which always seemed to be Elizabeth’s downfall). Still, it’s Helena Bonham Carter. And Dominic West, who is pretty excellent, too.

According to Digital Spy:

The story centres around the volatile ex-lovers’ ill-fated appearance in a 1983 revival of Noel Coward’s stage play Private Lives…
Speaking about the BBC’s latest drama commissions, Stephenson said: “It is about applying the Danny Boyle vision to our work – a bold, adventurous, authorial approach that exports because of its Britishness not despite it.”

So, basically they are going to re-do Liz and Dick in a tasteful fashion. Setting my DVR for this right now.

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  • Pixie

    I still haven’t been able to bring myself to watch Liz and Dick. This, I will definitely watch.

  • MR

    I have no interest in seeing Lohan’s Liz. Helena’s will be based on a play’s adaptation. No doubt with her this will be top shelf.