Dominic West as Richard Burton and Helena Bonham Carter as Elizabeth Taylor
Can't believe your eyes? That's really Helena Bonham Carter.
The latest actress to portray Elizabeth Taylor, Bonham Carter will play the iconic actress opposite Dominic West (as Richard Burton
) in BBC America's upcoming made-for-TV movie, Burton and Taylor
As the violet-eyed beauty, Bonham Carter, 47, shows off a glamorous side most viewers aren't used to seeing from the star known for gritty roles in Fight Club
, the Harry Potter
series, Les Misérables
The 90-minute television drama follows Taylor and Burton's tumultuous on-again, off-again relationship – including multiple marriages and divorces – against their appearance in the 1983 revival of Noel Coward's play, Private Lives
Most recently, Lindsay Lohan
took on the role of Taylor in Lifetime's Liz & Dick
but was panned by critics and on social media
Burton and Taylor
will premiere this fall.