Richard Burton was twice married to Elizabeth Taylor. Their Love Story began on the set of the Epic film Cleopatra. The couple was known for their love and hate relationship and Hollywood Glamour of the mid 60’s and mid 70’s they symbolized. But Burton was truly admired for being one of the greatest Shakepearian actors his generation as a successor to Sir Laurence Olivier. He was also a greatly respected Shakesperean actor. Here is an interview with Michael Parkinson for the BBC in 1973.
And another earlier interview in 1967 on the BBC where he reads poetry with his great voice and speaks about his craft and work on Hamlet amongst other things: