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Rising Brit Actor Harry Lawtey To Play Young Richard Burton In ‘Mr. Burton’; Independent To Continue Sales At Cannes

Lawtey is known for his role in hit BBC-HBO series Industry and will have a key role in the upcoming Joker sequel.

The film will tell the true story of the relationship between Welsh schoolmaster Philip Burton (Jones) and a wild young schoolboy called Richard Jenkins (Lawtey). Mr. Burton recognised the raw talent in his pupil, and made it his mission to fight for him, becoming his tutor, strict taskmaster and eventually his adoptive father. As we revealed earlier this year, Aimee-Ffion Edwards ( Slow Horses, Peaky Blinders) and Aneurin Barnard ( Dunkirk) also star in Mr. Burton with Marc Evans ( Manhunt) directing from a script by Tom Bullough and Josh Hyams.

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