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Laurence Olivier

Laurence Olivier

English actor and director
Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM was an English actor and director who, along with his contemporaries Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud, was one of a trio of male actors who dominated the British stage of the mid-20th century.Wikipedia
BornMay 22, 1907
HometownDorking, England
Height5'10" (1.78m)
SpouseJoan Plowright, Vivien Leigh, Jill Esmond
ChildrenTamsin Olivier, Julie-Kate Olivier, Simon Tarquin Olivier, Richard Olivier
ParentsGerald Kerr Olivier, Agnes Louise Crookenden
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Videos

Alexander Payne ('The Holdovers' director): 'The gods would curse me if I asked for more'

Alexander Payne ('The Holdovers' director): 'The gods would curse me if I asked for more.' He places star Paul Giamatti in the same class as Meryl Streep, Gene Hackman and Laurence Olivier in terms of greatness as a performer. Gold Derby editor Ray Richmond hosts this webchat.
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Albums

William Shakespeare Highlights: Laurence Olivier in Othello
William Shakespeare Highlights: Laurence Olivier in Othello
2017
Theater Royal: R L Stevenson & H G Wells, Vol. 6
Theater Royal: R L Stevenson & H G Wells, Vol. 6
2016
Theater Royal: French Classic Dramas, Vol. 4
Theater Royal: French Classic Dramas, Vol. 4
2016
Theater Royal: American Classic Drama, Vol. 1
Theater Royal: American Classic Drama, Vol. 1
2016
Theater Royal: Classics from Britain & Ireland, Vol. 8
Theater Royal: Classics from Britain & Ireland, Vol. 8
2016
Theater Royal: Classic Russian Dramas, Vol. 5
Theater Royal: Classic Russian Dramas, Vol. 5
2016
Theater Royal: Classic Charles Dickens, Vol. 3
Theater Royal: Classic Charles Dickens, Vol. 3
2016
Richard III
Richard III
2014
Bible: With Music From the Holy Land  (King James Version)
Bible: With Music From the Holy Land (King James Version)
2014
Bible, Vols. 3-4
Bible, Vols. 3-4
2003
Bible, Vols. 5-6
Bible, Vols. 5-6
2003
Bible, Vols. 1-2
Bible, Vols. 1-2
2003
23 Favorite Psalms
23 Favorite Psalms
2000
Christmas Carol
Christmas Carol
1996
Psalms
Psalms
1992
Bible
Bible

AWARDS

YearAssociationsCategoryWorkResult
1984Emmy (Primetime)Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or SpecialKing Lear (1983 TV programme)Winner
1980Golden GlobeBest Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureA Little RomanceNominated
1979Academy AwardActor in a Leading RoleThe Boys from Brazil (film)Nominated
1977Academy AwardActor in a Supporting RoleMarathon Man (film)Nominated
1977Golden GlobeBest Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureMarathon Man (film)Winner
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