He acted in the Repertoire Season in the National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England in Tom Stoppard's play, "Jumpers;" William Shakespeare's plays, "Richard II," and "Macbeth;" Richard Brinsley Sheridan's play, "The School for Scandal;" Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's play, "The Front Page;" John ...
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Baron Olivier | Lieut. Laurence Olivier | Lord Olivier | Sir Laurence Olivier | Sir Lawrence Olivier
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People ask me why I'm playing in this picture. The answer is simple. Money, dear boy. I'm like a vintage wine. You have to drink me quickly before I turn sour. I'm almost used up now and I can feel the end coming. That's why I'm taking money now. I've got nothing to leave my family but the money I can make from films. Nothing is beneath me if it pays well. I've earned the right to damn well grab ...
Wanted desperately to stage "Guys and Dolls" in the early 1970s, as he dreamed of playing Sky Masterson, but after stringing him along for several years, the board of governors of the National Theatre vetoed any chance of a production. After years of being hamstrung by the board, Olivier resigned as artistic director in 1973 without being able to name his successor. The governors appointed Peter
A handsome man with a magnificent speaking voice