He acted in Repertoire Company in a National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England in William Shakespeare's plays, "The Merchant of Venice," and "Loves Labours Lost;" Georges Farquhar's play, "The Beaux Strategem;" John Webster's play, "The White Devil;" Peter Nichols's play, "National Health;" and Tom ...
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Baron Olivier | Lieut. Laurence Olivier | Lord Olivier | Sir Laurence Olivier | Sir Lawrence Olivier | Lawrence Olivier in closing credits
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The office of drama is to exercise, possibly to exhaust, human emotions. The purpose of comedy is to tickle those emotions into an expression of light relief; of tragedy, to wound them and bring the relief of tears. Disgust and terror are the other points of the compass.
Wife #1 Jill Esmond
named Vivien Leigh
--wife #2--as co-respondent in her 1940 divorce from Olivier on grounds of adultery. Leigh named Joan Plowright
--wife #3--as co-respondent in her 1960 divorce from Olivier, also on grounds of adultery.
A handsome man with a magnificent speaking voice