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Lieut. Laurence Olivier | Lord Olivier | Sir Laurence Olivier | Sir Lawrence Olivier
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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[When asked by Barry Norman
why he had taken on the role of the Mahdi in Khartoum
(1966), for which he was so obviously ill-suited] One doesn't do everything for artistic reasons, dear boy.
wrote about an incident at the Old Vic when, in the company of Olivier in the basement of the theater, he asked where a certain tunnel went. Olivier did not really know but confidently decided to take the tunnel as it must come out somewhere nearby. In reality, the tunnel went under the Thames, and they were rescued after several hours of fruitless navigation of the dark, damp ...
Roles in Shakespeare adaptations