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Suck It, Lohan: Helena Bonham Carter As Elizabeth Taylor Is Kooky Perfection

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | June 5, 2013 | Comments ()


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That's your first look at Dominic West ("The Wire") and Helena Bonham Carter as Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in the BBC's Liz and Dick biopic, which will follow the pair's real life stint in a 1983 Broadway production of Noel Coward's Private Lives. It was during that spell that the two -- who had been twice married and divorced -- finally decided to call it quits for good, thanks to off-stage mishigas.

The biopic will air this fall.

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  • MissAmynae

    mmmmmmmmm...mcnulty in his actual accent......

  • e jerry powell

    Um, duh. Remind me: why did Lohan even try in the first place?

  • annie

    Even before seeing this pic, it sounded like the most amazing casting.

  • JJ

    Another Liz and Dick biopic? I'm bored. I'M SO BORED!

  • e jerry powell

    Still gold for mining there, particularly now that no one feels the need to appease Liz anymore.

  • Sofia

    Whoa, she looks like Rebecca Gayheart with the contacts.

  • ELee

    I have faith in HBC!!! All hail Helena!

  • Samantha Klein

    I quite enjoy Dominic West, but...no.

  • e jerry powell

    There are certainly better choices that could have been made, yes.

  • Jenne Frisby

    I still haven't seen The Wire (I know, I'm awful), but after The Hour, I will give Dominic West all the benefit of the doubt until proven otherwise. He was given the most complex character, and in a cast with some superb actors, really stood out.

    And yes, HBC is gorgeous. And yes she does look younger than the Lohan, which is a testament to clean living, I guess, despite all the kookiness.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Dominic West is killing me in that pic. I don't doubt he'll be marvelous, though. HBC is untouchably awesome.

  • Irina

    So they got British actors to play British characters.
    The world is really coming to an end.

    (I know technically Taylor was British-American but it's close enough for me to make my point. Shhhh!)

  • BWeaves

    Isn't it amazing how much YOUNGER HBC looks that Lohan, in the same makeup.

  • To be fair, HBC has fabulous genes and regularly bathes in the milk of Titania's personal cow in the fields of Elysium. Lohan just has mountains of coke er... "sea jasper and quartz."

  • e jerry powell

    BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

    You win everything today.

  • mswas

    And HBC is 20 years older than Lohan. TWENTY!

  • simplysarah

    Carter as Taylor is stunning.

  • TheOriginalMRod

    HBC is looking good!

  • West has Burton's scowly thing down pat.

  • IngridToday

    Sometimes I forget how beautiful Helena Boham Carter is. Considering how outwardly crazy/fun she appears she fits perfectly as Elizabeth Taylor.

  • Helena Bonham Carter is a gorgeous woman, but sometimes it seems like she fights her own attractiveness. Don't get me wrong, the witchy skirts and kooky clutches are totally awesome, but they distract from how seriously great she looks.

    See also: Johnny Depp.

  • the dude

    Johnny Depp; warlock of the scarves

  • Mrs. Julien

    Aunt Muriel of the Scarves.

  • the dude

    wow BURN!!! nice one, I hope Johnny doesn't read Pajiba ( I hope he DOES read Pajiba)

  • Currently running a combination pottery class/past-lives seminar at the learning annex.

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