He acted in Anton Chekhov's play, "The Cherry Orchard," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Elsa Lanchester (Charlotta Ivanovna), Marius Goring (Epihodov), Barbara Wilcox (Dunyasha), James Mason (Yasha), Athene Seyler, Charles Laughton, Ursula Jeans, Flora Robson, and Leon Quartermaine in the cast. Tyrone Guthrie was...
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Did You Know?
The British Ministry of Information would not let Laurence Olivier
be cast in The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
(1943), as it didn't want to bolster the production with an actor and star of Olivier's calibre as it felt the movie was critical of a type of British patriot and the war was on. Livesey was cast instead. A generation later he played Olivier's father Billy Rice in The Entertainer
Rich voice with an appealing touch of hoarseness in it