Appeared in the Repertoire Season at the National Theatre in their final performances at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England, with John Gielgud
, Ralph Richardson
, Albert Finney
, Peggy Ashcroft
, Frank Finlay
, Diana Rigg
, 'Angela Lansbury' (v), Denis Quilley
, Simon Ward
, Diana Quick
, Alan Webb, Dandy Nichols, David Yelland, ...
3 Biographical Movies |
12 Print Biographies |
3 Portrayals |
20 Articles |
3 Pictorials |
8 Magazine Cover Photos |
Lieut. Laurence Olivier | Lord Olivier | Sir Laurence Olivier | Sir Lawrence Olivier
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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[on Marilyn Monroe
] There were two entirely unrelated sides to Marilyn. You would not be far out if you described her as schizoid; the two people that she was could hardly have been more different. She was so adorable, so witty, such incredible fun and more physically attractive than anyone I could have imagined, apart from herself on the screen.
According to Olivier in his autobiography "Confessions of an Actor," when he went to Hollywood in the early 1930s as the "next Ronald Colman
", one studio wanted to change his name to "Larry Oliver." He often wondered what his career would have been like if he kept that less-distinguished name, whether his career would have been as sorry as the name.
Often played noble and fiercely proud leaders and royalty figures