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Richard Burton's daughter snubs latest biopic

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Jul 30, 2013 | 11:19pm EDT

Richard Burton's daughter refused to watch Dominic West's recent portrayal of her famously fiery father, insisting she would rather the drama had not been made. The Wire star plays the Welsh acting great alongside Helena Bonham Carter as his two-time wife Dame Elizabeth Taylor in BBC biopic Burton and Taylor, which aired to acclaim in the U.K. earlier this month (Jul13). However, Scandal star Kate Burton has now insisted she has no plans to ever watch the TV movie. She tells Britain's Daily Mail, "Helena Bonham Carter and Dominic West are such great actors so I'm curious, but I don't think I'll see it. "I'm a character in it - there's a person playing me! I'd much rather they (the BBC) didn't (make it), but what are you going to do? They were larger than life, those two people. It's a public story." Burton also reveals she wasn't impressed with Lindsay Lohan's much-maligned portrayal of Taylor in Lifetime's TV movie Liz & Dick. She adds, "The one that was on recently was so ridiculous. I never took it seriously. Please!... Lifetime can go ahead and make the movie without our permission. They could do whatever the heck they want."

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