Laurence Olivier

Laurence Olivier

British actor, director and producer (1907–1989)
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
Net worth$20 million
Height5'10" (1.78m)
SpouseJoan Plowright (m 1961 - 1989) , Vivien Leigh (m 1940 - 1960) , Jill Esmond (m 1930 - 1940)
ChildrenTamsin Olivier , Richard Olivier , Julie-Kate Olivier , Simon Tarquin Olivier
ParentsGerald Kerr Olivier , Agnes Louise Crookenden
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Why was 1948 the greatest ever year for British cinema?

  • Do you remember 1948? I do, just, because it was the year I was taken as a newly toddling infant to see where I would be living alone with my parents. After my grandmother’s house, crammed with objects collected over decades, an empty flat in a different seaside town was a shock. An iron bedstead, unmattressed. A dangling light-socket with no bulb. And outside, a bewildering world – bewildering no doubt even to the adults, whose adjustment to post-war life was not yet complete.

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Joan Fontaine, star of “Rebecca” and “Suspicion” dies aged 96

Joan Fontaine, one of the biggest Hollywood stars of the 1940s and 50s, has died in her sleep in Carmel, California. She was 96. She became a star via Alfred Hitchcock, the British director using her for his first American film, “Rebecca” alongside Laurence Olivier. In all she made 30 films, winning an Oscar for Hitchcock’s “Suspicion” with Cary Grant.

Albums

William Shakespeare Highlights: Laurence Olivier in Othello
William Shakespeare Highlights: Laurence Olivier in Othello
2017
Theater Royal: French Classic Dramas, Vol. 4
Theater Royal: French Classic Dramas, Vol. 4
2016
Theater Royal: R L Stevenson & H G Wells, Vol. 6
Theater Royal: R L Stevenson & H G Wells, Vol. 6
2016
Theater Royal: Classic Charles Dickens, Vol. 3
Theater Royal: Classic Charles Dickens, Vol. 3
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
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. 1-2
Bible, Vols. 1-2
2003
Bible, Vols. 5-6
Bible, Vols. 5-6
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