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Richard Burton was regarded as one of the most prominent stage and film actors of his generation in post-World War II Britain, but one who failed to achieve his immense promise. The Welsh actor was particularly praised for his Shakespearean roles and he was nominated seven times for an Academy Award. Burton, who lived near Lake Geneva in his later years, was one of the first UNHCR Goodwill Ambassadors and helped bring our work with refugees and the displaced to a wider global audience.