Richard Burton and his Wife Sybil 1955

These Pictures and the Article accompanying them were in the magazine Photoplay of August 1955

Richard Burton and his Wife

ABOVE and BELOW  – with his wife Sybil

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At the time of the Interview for Photoplay Magazine he was filming Alexander the Great in Madrid

Alexander the Great 1955 A

A big Cinemascope Production

RICHARD BURTON is quite impressive as Alexander the Great.

FREDRIC MARCH is in excellent form as his father, but when he dies midway through the film suffers.

CLAIRE BLOOM is really good in the leading role and has a few memorable scenes

Richard Burton uses his voice effectively at times, but it’s not one of his best performances.

Alexander the Great 1955


 Alexander the Great also starred Claire Bloom – she had been in Richard 111 with Sir Laurence Olivier just before this – so she would be well used to Shakespearean Actors.

Prior to that in 1952 she was with Charlie Chaplin in Limelight

Richard Burton

Richard Burton ABOVE – looking very relaxed.

Richard’s wife Sybil – formerly Sybil Williams was herself an actress and had met Richard on the set of The Last Days of Dolwyn – they  married when she was just  20 ears old. They remained married for 14 years and had two daughters together.


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ABOVE: Richard Burton enjoys a pint at his Welsh local pub – with his father Richard Jenkins and brother Ifor


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