Helena Bonham Carter to Play Elizabeth Taylor in Burton and Taylor
06/05/2013 AT 02:15 PM EDT
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 and more.
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.