Laurence Olivier

ACTOR, PRODUCER, DIRECTOR

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Laurence Olivier could speak William Shakespeare's lines as naturally as if he were "actually thinking them", said English playwright Charles Bennett, who met Olivier in 1927. Laurence Kerr Olivier was born in Dorking, Surrey, England, to Agnes Louise (Crookenden) and Gerard Kerr Olivier, a High Anglican priest. His surname came from a great-great-grandfather who was of French Huguenot origin.One of Olivier's earliest successes as a Shakespearean actor on the London stage came in 1935 when he played "Romeo" and "Mercutio" in alternate performances of "Romeo and Juliet" with John Gielgud. A young Englishwoman just beginning her career on the stage fell in love with Olivier's Romeo. In 1937, she was "Ophelia" to his "Hamlet" in a special performance at Kronberg Castle, Elsinore, Denmark. In 1940, she became his second wife after both returned from making films in America that were major box office hits of 1939. His film was Örökké... (1939), her film was Elfújta a szél (1939). Vivien Leigh and Olivier were screen lovers in Tüzek Anglia felett (1937), 21 Days (1940) and Lady Hamilton (1941).There was almost a fourth film together in 1944 when Olivier and Leigh traveled to Scotland with Charles C. Bennett to research the real-life story of a Scottish girl accused of murdering her French lover. Bennett recalled that Olivier researched the story "with all the thoroughness of Sherlock Holmes" and "we unearthed evidence, never known or produced at the trial, that would most certainly have sent the young lady to the gallows". The film project was then abandoned. During their two-decade marriage, Olivier and Leigh appeared on the stage in England and America and made films whenever they really needed to make some money.In 1951, Olivier was working on a screen adaptation of Theodore Dreiser's novel "Sister Carrie" (Carrie (1952)) while Leigh was completing work on the film version of the Tennessee Williams' play, A vágy villamosa (1951). She won her second Oscar for bringing "Blanche DuBois" to the screen. Carrie (1952) was a film that Olivier never talked about. George Hurstwood, a middle-aged married man from Chicago who tricked a young woman into leaving a younger man about to marry her, became a New York street person in the novel. Olivier played him as a somewhat nicer person who didn't fall quite as low. A PBS documentary on Olivier's career broadcast in 1987 covered his first sojourn in Hollywood in the early 1930s with his first wife, Jill Esmond, and noted that her star was higher than his at that time. On film, he was upstaged by his second wife, too, even though the list of films he made is four times as long as hers.More than half of his film credits come after A komédiás (1960), which started out as a play in London in 1957. When the play moved across the Atlantic to Broadway in 1958, the role of "Archie Rice"'s daughter was taken over by Joan Plowright, who was also in the film. They married soon after the release of A komédiás (1960). - IMDb Mini Biography By: Dale O'Connor <daleoc@worldnet.att.net>

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Releases by Year

Laurence Olivier on average has worked on 2 movies per year from 1970 to 2020. See the full graphs of the number of Laurence Olivier movies released per year from 1978 till 2020.

Top Genres

Laurence Olivier works mostly in Drama Genre followed by Documentary Genre flixes. 40% of Laurence Olivier movies are Drama Genre movies. See Top Genres that Laurence Olivier worked on in the graph below.

Average IMDB Score

On average the IMDB score of the movies that Laurence Olivier has worked on is 7.0.

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Laurence Olivier's Movies and Tv Series available to Stream now ..

Documentary,History,War
The World at War (1973)

A groundbreaking 26-part documentary series narrated by the actor Laurence Olivier about the deadliest conflict in history, World War II.

9.2/1052 min

Available in 3 platform(s).

Biography,Drama,History
Jesus of Nazareth (1977)

Beginning before the Nativity and extending through the Crucifixion and Resurrection, this mini-series brings to life all of the sweeping drama in the life of Jesus, as told by the Gospels.

8.5/10382 min

Available in 11 platform(s).

Adventure,Comedy,Romance
A Little Romance (1979)

This 1979 romantic tale captures a young Diane Lane in her screen debut as an American teenager living in Paris, who meets and falls in love with a French teenager (Theolonious Bernard).

7.4/10110 min

Available in 2 platform(s).

Drama,History,War
A Bridge Too Far (1977)

Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines.

7.4/10175 min

Available in 11 platform(s).

Crime,Thriller
Marathon Man (1976)

A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent.

7.4/10125 min

Available in 14 platform(s).

Before creating the beloved courtroom drama Rumpole of the Bailey (1978), writer John Mortimer found inspiration in his own life for this portrait of a difficult but enduring love between ...

7.3/10120 min

Available in 2 platform(s).

Adventure,Drama,History
The Bounty (1984)

Fed up with their Captain's harsh discipline, a sailing ship's crew decides to take action.

7/10132 min

Available in 11 platform(s).

Drama,Mystery,Sci-Fi
The Boys from Brazil (1978)

A Nazi hunter in Paraguay discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich.

7/10125 min

Available in 16 platform(s).