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‘Mr Burton’ To Tell Story Behind Screen Icon Richard Burton’s Formative Years; Toby Jones, Coming Off ‘Mr Bates Vs The Post Office’, Leads Cast With ‘The Crown’ Star Lesley Manville — EFM

The movie will chart the formative years of the screen icon. Mr Bates vs. The Post Office star Toby Jones will play Burton's mentor.

BAFTA winner Toby Jones( Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), fresh off his acclaimed performance in momentous UK TV series Mr Bates vs. The Post Office, will star in the title role, with Oscar nominee Lesley Manville ( Phantom Thread, The Crown) playing ‘Ma Smith’, Philip Burton’s landlady and close confidante, who acts as a watchful eye and guiding force over young Richard. Aimee-Ffion Edwards ( Slow Horses, Peaky Blinders) and Aneurin Barnard ( Dunkirk) join the cast as ‘Cis’ and ‘Elfed’, respectively, Richard’s elder sister and brother-in-law who looked after him after the death of his mother.

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