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Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier 'the romance of the century'? It feels more like a tragedy to me

  • There have been plenty of individual biographies of Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh, but Stephen Galloway’s new book, Truly Madly, concentrates on the 20 years they were together. Olivier was 28, Leigh 21 when they met, and both were married to other people – she to a lawyer called Leigh Holman and he to the actress Jill Esmond.