Dominic West as Richard Burton and Helena Bonham Carter as Elizabeth Taylor
06/05/2013 at 11:00 AM EDT
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.