It was one of the most iconic relationships of the 20th century, by turns triumphant and tragic, romantic and recriminative.
Richard Burton emerged from the mists and brimstone of Wales to be the greatest theatrical animal of his generation; Elizabeth Taylor was the child actress turned Oscar winner, noted Jewish convert and much-married screen star. Finally, the full story is told by The Life and Death of Peter Sellers biographer Roger Lewis in Erotic Vagrancy. He joins journalist Tanya Gold to discuss his magisterial take on this story of celebrity, creativity, divorces and so much more.
Buy a copy of Erotic Vagrancy by Roger Lewis.
This event will last approximately 1 hour, without an interval.
Roger Lewis has achieved considerable word-of-mouth success with Seasonal Suicide Notes. He has also written a biography of Anthony Burgess, and Sunday Times best-selling books on Laurence Olivier, Peter Sellers and the Carry On actor Charles Hawtrey.
Tanya Gold is a freelance journalist and restaurant critic for The Spectator. She won a British Press Award in 2010 and a Foreign Press Association Award in 2015.