Elizabeth Taylor 1932-2011 RIP

23 March 2011

The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they’re going to have some pretty annoying virtues – Elizabeth Taylor.

Such sad news today about Elizabeth Taylor. One of the most luminous and extraordinary beauties of our times. Better known for her love of diamonds and Richard Burton and all those husbands than her actual actual ability, she was nonetheless a talented actress who never failed to bring a frisson of glamour to every role.

I’ve caught glimpses of her twice in the past week – in The Mirror Crack’d in which she plays a washed up Hollywood star and a brief cameo appearance in Anne of the Thousand Days. There’s always a crackle of excitment when Taylor appears on screen, adored by the camera, with her famous violet eyes flashing and that voice with its constant undertone of wry humour.

She’ll be much missed and I hope she and Richard are together now, having a gin and chatting about old times.

RIP beautiful Elizabeth.

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