(April 1971-July 1971; September 1971-January 1972) He acted in Repertoire Season in the National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England in Thomas Heywood's play, "A Woman Killed with Kindness;" William Shakespeare's plays, "Coriolanus," and "The Merchant of Venice;" George Bernard Shaw's play, "Mrs. ...
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Lieut. Laurence Olivier | Lord Olivier | Sir Laurence Olivier | Sir Lawrence Olivier
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[upon being awarded his second honorary Academy Award in 1979, an Oscar statuette for Lifetime Achievement, "for the full body of his work, for the unique achievements of his entire career and his lifetime of contribution to the art of film," presented by Cary Grant
] Oh, dear friends, am I supposed to speak after that? Cary, my dear old friend for many a year - from the earliest years of either ...
The son of a high church Anglican, Olivier was a lifelong Conservative. In 1983 he wrote to congratulate Margaret Thatcher
following her victory in that year's General Election. He declined the offer of a peerage from Harold Wilson
's Labour government in 1967, despite Wilson's insistence that it was not a political honor. Olivier was finally persuaded when it was presented to him that he could ...