Spinning Head Films
Playing Burton

Playing Burton


Winner of a BAFTA Cymru Best Film Award, this unique, one actor, feature length film, adapted from a multi award-winning stage play, traces the Hollywood star, Richard Burton’s rise from South Wales mining community poverty, through tutelage by his mentor, Phillip Burton, to international star of stage and screen. A soulful exploration of the ambitions of one of the greatest actors of his generation, it follows his passionate though tempestuous love affair with Elizabeth Taylor and his tragic battle with alcoholism until his eventual demise.

Cast & Crew


  • Josh Richards as Richard Burton