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Baron Olivier | Lawrence Olivier | Lieut. Laurence Olivier | Lord Olivier | Sir Laurence Olivier | Sir Lawrence Olivier
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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[In 1983] If you're 75, which I am, it's damned hard to find parts. Lear is the only star part for an old man that I know of - I've never heard of a good play about Methusaleh. I played the title role only once before the Old Vic. I was 39. When you're younger, Lear doesn't feel real. When you get to my age, you 'are' Lear in every nerve of your body.
Was awarded a life peer on June 13, 1970 in the Queen's Birthday Honours as Baron Olivier, of Brighton in the County of Sussex, the first actor to be accorded this distinction.
A handsome man with a magnificent speaking voice