He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Winter's Tale," in the Old Vic Theatre season at the Old Vic Theatre and Sadler's Wells Theatre in London, England with Peggy Ashcroft, Malcolm Keen, Anthony Quayle, Alastair Sim, Veronica Turleigh, George Devine, Marius Goring, Clare Harris, and Nigel Stock (Mamimillius) in the cast...
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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