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Lifetime Finds Its Richard Burton to Play Opposite Lindsay Lohan’s Liz Taylor

May 25, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Lifetime has cast the part of Richard Burton in its biopic “Liz & Dick,” which features Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor.

Burton will be played by "True Blood" actor Grant Bowler, Deadline.com reports.

Bowler played the V-addicted werewolf Cooter on "True Blood" and Wilhelmina’s love interest on "Ugly Betty."

The casting of the New Zealand actor comes just 10 days before the biopic is scheduled to start filming, the story notes. Executive producer Larry A. Thompson said he and Lifetime had auditioned "many actors on just about any continent."

“Grant will add gravitas to our couple and bring to life one of the greatest actors who has ever lived,” Thompson said, according to the story.

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