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British actor, director and producer

Laurence Olivier is ...

Dead
Born 22 May 1907 in Dorking
Died 11 Jul 1989 in Ashurst, West Sussex
Age82 years, 1 month
Causekidney failure
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Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
Lord Laurence Olivier taken in England

About Laurence Olivier

Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, (; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an English actor and director who, along with his contemporaries Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud, dominated the British stage of the mid-20th century. He also worked in films throughout his career, playing more than fifty cinema roles. Late in his career, he had considerable success in television roles. His family had no theatrical connections, but Olivier's father, a clergyman, decided that his son should become an actor. After attending a drama school in London, Olivier learned his craft in a succession of acting jobs during the late 1920s. In 1930 he had his first important West End success in Noël Coward's Private Lives, and he appeared in his first film. In 1935 he played in a celebrated production of Romeo and Juliet alongside Gielgud and Peggy Ashcroft, and by the end of the decade he was an established star. In the 1940s, together with Richardson and John Burrell, Olivier was the co-director of the Old Vic, building it into a highly respected company. There his most celebrated roles included Shakespeare's Richard III and Sophocles's Oedipus. In the 1950s Olivier was an independent actor-manager, but his stage career was in the doldrums until he joined the avant garde English Stage Company in 1957 to play the title role in The Entertainer, a part he later played on film. From 1963 to 1973 he was the founding director of Britain's National Theatre, running a resident company that fostered many future stars. His own parts there included the title role in Othello (1964) and Shylock in The Merchant of Venice (1970). Among Olivier's films are Wuthering Heights (1939), Rebecca (1940), and a trilogy of Shakespeare films as actor-director: Henry V (1944), Hamlet (1948), and Richard III (1955). His later films included The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968), Sleuth (1972), Marathon Man (1976), and The Boys from Brazil (1978). His television appearances included an adaptation of The Moon and Sixpence (1960), Long Day's Journey into Night (1973), Love Among the Ruins (1975), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1976), Brideshead Revisited (1981) and King Lear (1983). Olivier's honours included a knighthood (1947), a life peerage (1970) and the Order of Merit (1981). For his on-screen work he received four Academy Awards, two British Academy Film Awards, five Emmy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards. The National Theatre's largest auditorium is named in his honour, and he is commemorated in the Laurence Olivier Awards, given annually by the Society of London Theatre. He was married three times, to the actresses Jill Esmond from 1930 to 1940, Vivien Leigh from 1940 to 1960, and Joan Plowright from 1961 until his death.

He is also known as Baron Olivier of Brighton and The Lord Olivier.

Films

Laurence Olivier has worked on the following films:

A Bridge Too Far
1977 film by Richard Attenborough
1977
Richard III
1955 film by Laurence Olivier
1955
Rebecca
1940 film by Alfred Hitchcock
1940
Hamlet
1948 film by Laurence Olivier
1948
Wuthering Heights
1939 film by William Wyler
1939
The Bounty
1984 film by Roger Donaldson
1984
Henry V
1944 film by Laurence Olivier
1944
Marathon Man
1976 film by John Schlesinger
1976
49th Parallel
1941 film by Michael Powell
1941
Oh! What a Lovely War
British musical film
1969
Romeo and Juliet
1968 film by Franco Zeffirelli
1968
That Hamilton Woman
1941 film by Alexander Korda
1941
Nicholas and Alexandra
1971 biographical film
1971
Clash of the Titans
1981 film by Desmond Davis
1981
The Boys from Brazil
1978 film by Franklin J. Schaffner
1978
A Little Romance
1979 film by George Roy Hill
1979
The Prince and the Showgirl
1957 film by Laurence Olivier
1957
Q Planes
1939 film by Tim Whelan, Arthur B. Woods
1939
Khartoum
1966 film by Basil Dearden
1966
Terror in the Aisles
1984 film by Andrew J. Kuehn
1984
Sleuth
1972 film by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
1972
Pride and Prejudice
1940 film by Robert Zigler Leonard
1940
The Jazz Singer
1980 film by Richard Fleischer, Sidney J. Furie
1980
Wild Geese II
1985 film by Peter R. Hunt
1985
Dracula
1979 American/British horror film by John Badham
1979
This Happy Breed
1944 film by David Lean
1944
The Shoes of the Fisherman
1968 film by Michael Anderson
1968
Bunny Lake Is Missing
1965 film by Otto Preminger
1965
The Magic Box
1951 British drama film
1951
The Devil's Disciple
1959 film by Guy Hamilton
1959
Fire Over England
1937 British film
1937
Carrie
1952 American film by William Wyler
1952
The Beggar's Opera
1953 film by Peter Brook
1953
The Entertainer
1960 drama film
1960
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
1976 film by Herbert Ross
1976
The Betsy
1978 film by Daniel Petrie
1978
Othello
1965 film by Stuart Burge
1965
As You Like It
1936 British film
1936
21 Days
1940 British drama film
1940
David Copperfield
1969 British American international co-production television film
1969
The Yellow Ticket
1931 film by Raoul Walsh
1931
The Divorce of Lady X
1938 film by Tim Whelan
1938
The Demi-Paradise
1943 film by Anthony Asquith
1943
Term of Trial
1962 film by Peter Glenville
1962
King Lear
1983 film by Michael Elliott
1983
Lady Caroline Lamb
1972 film by Robert Bolt
1972
War Requiem
1989 film by Derek Jarman
1989
Perfect Understanding
1933 film by Cyril Gardner
1933
Moscow Nights
1935 film by Anthony Asquith
1935
The Temporary Widow
1930 film by Gustav Ucicky
1930
The Volunteer
1944 film by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
1944
Conquest of the Air
1936 film by Zoltan Korda
1936
Long Day's Journey into Night
1973 film by Peter Wood
1973
Uncle Vanya
1963 film by Stuart Burge
1963
Hokuspokus
German comedy film
1930
No Funny Business
1933 film by Victor Hanbury
1933
Too Many Crooks
1930 film by George King
1930
Dance of Death
1969 film by David Giles
1969
The Rehearsal
1974 film by Jules Dassin
1974
The Moon and Sixpence