‘Burton and Taylor’ Trailer: Helena Bonham Carter Makes a Lovely Liz Taylor

Here’s your first look at Helena Bonham Carter’s transformation into Elizabeth Taylor in the new BBC TV movie Burton and Taylor.

The Wire’s Dominic West (all hail McNulty) stars as Taylor’s fifth husband Richard Burton, at a time when the couple decided it was a good idea to revive the play Private Lives. The year was 1983, when the pair had already wed and divorced. Twice.

Is it just me or is it still weird to hear West speak in his native accent?

Burton and Taylor will air on BBC Four (aka. not in America) later this year.