He acted in the Repertoire Season in the National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England in Eduardo De Filippo's play, "Saturday Sunday Monday;" Euripedes's play, "The Bacchae;" Peter Shaffer's play, "Equus;" Anton Chekhov's play, "The Cherry Orchard; and Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's play, "The Front ...
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Lieut. Laurence Olivier | Lord Olivier | Sir Laurence Olivier | Sir Lawrence Olivier
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Surely we have always acted; it is an instinct inherent in all of us. Some of us are better at it than others, but we all do it.
Appeared with John Gielgud
in Romeo and Juliet
(1936) in which he and Gielgud alternated the roles of Romeo and Mercutio. Gielgud got the better reviews in the lead of Romeo, which spurred Olivier on to become a better actor.
Often played noble and fiercely proud leaders and royalty figures