Sunday, November 25, 2012

PREVIEW: 'Liz & Dick' Starring Lindsay Lohan

ANOTHER WORLD alum Lindsay Lohan stars as the legendary dame Elizabeth Taylor alongside GCB and UGLY BETTY star Grant Bowler as celebrated actor Richard Burton in the Lifetime Original Movie Liz & Dick, making its world premiere Sunday, November 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime. Based on the true story of the couple’s passionate and tumultuous love affair, the film is from executive producer Larry A. Thompson and was directed by Lloyd Kramer with a script by Christopher Monger.

For nearly a quarter of a century, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were Hollywood royalty and their fiery romance -- often called “the marriage of the century” -- was the most notorious, publicized and celebrated love affair of its day. Swarmed by paparazzi worldwide, their love affair was played out entirely in front of the media from the time they met on the set of the major motion picture Cleopatra, left their respective spouses, married and divorced, only to remarry and divorce once again. Despitetheir roller coaster romance for the public eye to see, Liz and Dick shared an undeniable love greater than most people could ever dream of.

Lindsay Lohan is one of the most recognizable faces in the world, having graced the covers of hundreds of magazines and been in films, television and commercials since she was a child. She played Alli Fowler on ANOTHER WORLD for six months starting in December 1996 (remember Alli's sweet crush on Jake McKinnon?) then captured America’s heart in her film debut, the Disney remake of The Parent Trap at age 11. Lohan went on to star in such box office hits as Mean Girls, Freaky Friday and Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. Her films during the past ten years have collectively grossed approximately $750 million.

Bornin New Zealand and raised in Australia, Grant Bowler is a graduate of the esteemed Australian drama school NIDA, alongside other notable graduates, including Mel Gibson, Cate Blanchett and Sam Worthington. Well recognized for his role as Coot, a biker werewolf on HBO’s TRUE BLOOD, Connor Owens on UGLY BETTY and as Captain Gault in the hit series LOST, Bowler also recently completed the four films: Atlas Shrugged, The Killer Elite, The City of Gardens and Remains. He is currently filming the upcoming series DEFIANCE.

Also appearing in the film are Charles Shaughnessy, Theresa Russell, David Hunt, Eyal Podell, Andy Hirsch and Judith Chapman.

A+E Networks will handle international distribution of Liz & Dick, which is produced by Larry A. Thompson Productions for Lifetime.

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