Laurence Olivier Movies List

Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
22-05-1907
Dorking, Surrey, England, UK
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Actor Laurence Olivier Filmography

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The Last Voyage of Demeter
Artist: Frank Langella , Laurence Olivier , Donald Pleasence , Kate Nelligan
Music Director:
Release Year: 2013
War Requiem
War Requiem ( English )
Artist: Nathaniel Parker , Tilda Swinton , Laurence Olivier , Owen Teale , Sean Bean
Director: Derek Jarman
Music Director: Benjamin Britten
Release date: 26-01-1990
The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind
Director: David Hinton
Release date: 01-10-1988
Peter the Great
Peter the Great ( English )
Artist: Maximilian Schell , Vanessa Redgrave , Omar Sharif , Trevor Howard , Laurence Olivier
Release date: 02-02-1986
Wild Geese II
Wild Geese II ( English )
Artist: Scott Glenn , Barbara Carrera , Edward Fox , Laurence Olivier , Robert Webber
Director: Peter R. Hunt
Release date: 18-10-1985
The Jigsaw Man
The Jigsaw Man ( English )
Artist: Michael Caine , Laurence Olivier , Susan George , Robert Powell
Director: Terence Young
Release date: 24-08-1984
The Bounty
The Bounty ( English )
Artist: Mel Gibson , Anthony Hopkins , Laurence Olivier , Edward Fox , Daniel Day-Lewis
Director: Roger Donaldson
Music Director: Vangelis
Release date: 04-05-1984
A Voyage Round My Father
Artist: Laurence Olivier , Alan Bates , Jane Asher , Elizabeth Sellars , Michael Aldridge
Director: Alvin Rakoff
Release date: 19-04-1984
King Lear
King Lear ( English )
Artist: Laurence Olivier , John Hurt , Brian Cox
Director: Michael Elliott
Release date: 26-01-1984
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
Director: Louella Parsons , Ron Blackman , Bruce Goldstein
Release date: 25-02-1983
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Laurence Olivier Biography

Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM (22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an English actor and director who, along with his contemporaries Ralph Richardson, Peggy Ashcroft 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 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 (1965) 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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Laurence Olivier, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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