A smokin’ role

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DOMINIC West has re­vealed that nailing Richard Bur­ton’s recog­nis­able voice proved a big chal­lenge. The Wire star even re­sorted to drink­ing and smok­ing to get the voice right for his por­trayal of the Welsh star in BBC drama Bur­ton and Tay­lor. ‘‘I couldn’t get the voice. So one night I drank and smoked a lot,’’ he re­calls. The BBC biopic about the cou­ple, which also stars He­lena Bon­ham Carter as El­iz­a­beth Tay­lor, is set in 1983, a few months be­fore Bur­ton’s death.

Bur­ton and Tay­lor: Com­ing soon, BBC

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