Film stars Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor land in Ireland.

Bad weather forces film stars Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor to change their plans to fly from Cardiff to Dublin. Instead they sail on the mailboat MV Hibernia from Holyhead to Dún Laoghaire.

On arrival in Dún Laoghaire, Hollywood's most glamorous couple are besieged by photographers. They are greeted by their publicity man, John Springer, secretary Richard Hanley and chauffeur Gaston Sanz.

Elizabeth Taylor wears a black mink duffle coat and dark sunglasses, Richard Burton wears a brown coat over a jacket and polo neck sweater.

Richard Burton is to play the role of Alec Leamas in the film version of John Le Carré's best-selling Cold War novel ‘The Spy Who Came in From the Cold’, directed by Martin Ritt. Filming is taking place at Ardmore Studios, and Smithfield in Dublin will double as post-war East Germany. The film also stars Claire Bloom, Oskar Werner and Cyril Cusack.

For the duration of their stay in Dublin, the Burtons and their family will be lodging in suites at the Gresham Hotel.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 18 January 1965. The footage shown here is mute.