Matthew Rhys brings Playing Burton to Audible

Matthew Rhys is to star in a one-man play about fellow Welsh actor Richard Burton, which will be available on Audible Theatre.

Playing Burton, written by Mark Jenkins, follows Burton’s life from his childhood in South Wales to becoming one of the most acclaimed actors.

It includes his relationship with Elizabeth Taylor, as well as his battle with alcoholism and related health issues, which ultimately led to his death at the age of 58.

“The reason I wanted to act was because of Richard Burton,” Rhys told Variety. “Since first seeing his incredible performance in Look Back in Anger to still listening to his audio of Hamlet and Under Milk Wood. He blazed the trail for us all and showed us it was possible.”

Playing Burton will be released on 28th January.

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